Simply Scrumptious Orange Chicken

This recipe is one of the first I made for my husband after we got married.  Awwwww!  I got it from a dear friend who worked with me at a preschool center.  I made it for the first time in awhile this past Monday night, and thought my husband was going to have a fit when he walked in the door–“Ahhh!” he said, “I’d know that smell anywhere!  Totally takes me back 18 years!”  So here it is, a recipe guaranteed to please husbands and kiddos.  And you’ll probably like it, too.  :-)

Simply Scrumptious Orange Chicken

2 lbs chicken breast sliced in 1 inch-wide strips of any length

orange juice to cover chicken (2 cups or so)

1 egg

2 cps Italian bread crumbs

1 stick butter

Place chicken strips in bowl and pour juice over the top.  Leave in fridge to marinate for a few hours or all day.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place 1 stick of butter in 13×9 pan and put in oven to melt while preheating.  Take chicken strips out of juice and set aside.   Add egg to juice in bowl, and blend with a fork.  Pour bread crumbs onto a plate.  Take melted butter pan out of oven.  Dip strips in egg/juice mixture and roll in bread crumbs.  Lay coated chicken strips into melted butter in pan, turning to moisten both sides.  Bake for about 35-40 minutes.

See–told ya it was “simple!”  5 ingredients–how’s that?  We love it.  Wonderful with mashed potatoes . . . mmmm!

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