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A video game recipe…

on September 16, 2012

Those of you who know me, know I play stupid games on facebook. One of those I’m currently playing is called Chefville. Surprisingly, it actually gives out real recipes from time to time. This is one I got this week and decided to try out tonight. I did make one change to the recipe. I did not dredge the chicken in flour and fry it. I prefer my chicken without the breading. Other than that, I followed the recipe.

ChefVille by Zynga
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Tangy Orange Chicken
Zynga Executive Chef
Matthew DuTrumble
INGREDIENTS (serves 2)
2 tablespoons orange juice, concentrate
1/2 cup (120 milliliters) rice vinegar
1 1/2 cups (350 milliliters) mirin (rice wine)
2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 cup (220 grams) brown sugar
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water

Chicken

2 boneless, skinless free-range chicken breasts cut into ½ inch (13 millimeters) pieces
1 cup (140 grams) all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper ground
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped green onion (for garnish)

DIRECTIONS
  1. Pour mirin, orange juice, rice vinegar, and soy sauce into a saucepan and set over medium-high heat. Stir in the orange zest, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, and cool for 15 minutes.
  2. To marinate, place the chicken into a sealable plastic container. When contents of saucepan have cooled, pour 1 cup of sauce into the container and reserve the remaining sauce. Seal the container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. You can refrigerate this for up to 6 hours. The longer you marinate the chicken, the more flavor it will absorb.
  3. Mix the flour, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Toss the marinated chicken in the seasoned flour to coat. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and brown on both sides. Remove and place on a plate with paper towels to let it rest.
  4. Bring the remaining sauce to a boil over medium-high heat. Mix the cornstarch and water together thoroughly and stir this into the sauce. Reduce heat to medium low, add the chicken pieces, and simmer, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add green onions to serve.
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