Orange Chicken for a Lazy Day
This is something I whipped up today.
I’ve been feeling lazy all day, with the depressing rain outside and all. I didn’t feel like cooking something elaborate, following the recipe precisely, step-by-step. So I just went through several orange chicken and sherry chicken recipes to get some basic ideas, and when cooking, I didn’t measure any of the ingredients with a measuring cup or measuring spoons.
What were the ingredients for this orange chicken? A chicken breast, salt & pepper, dry sherry, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, a dash of lemon, whole-grain mustard, parsley from my balcony garden, and one more thing. To give an orange flavor to the chicken, I used something in place of orange marmalade. Can you guess what it was?
While making this dish, I kept telling myself, “These ingredients are all edible, so it’s not gonna kill me no matter how I mix them.” When I’m really lazy, this is often the bottom line of my cooking. :P
To my surprise, this orange chicken was not bad. Maybe a little too sweet, but not bad at all.
Now I'm feeling lazy to do the dishes...
* OK. Now, here's the answer: I used mom's burnt orange jam for this orange chicken.
Thanks for guessing! :D