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)
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!