So what did I do? I got on my favorite recipe website Tasty Kitchen and found me a flavor packed recipe.
And look! There was a blog link attached to the recipe so CHECK IT OUT... Better Than Takeout Orange Chicken. I don't know about you but when I think of Asian food it
I always have ginger seasoning in my spice cupboard but must have ran out. Cause I didn't have any so I just left it out, I think it's needed though and I'm sure fresh ginger root would be best like the recipe calls for. I didn't have panko crumbs either, so I used flour instead. The chicken turned out great and even had a good crunch but the panko would have a better crunch.
Now, I have a confession to make... I have a problem... dun dun duuuunnnn... I tend to add more of my favorite ingredients/spices than recipes call for. I do this all the time and sometimes it gets me into trouble. I added WAY TO MUCH Orange Zest :-( My husband couldn't get past my orange flavoring... So I had to confess to him my problem.
He fixed his plate by putting Worcestershire Sauce on his orange chicken Y U C K uggh, SO weird! (That's how he "fixes" anything he doesn't like.)
It really wasn't t h a t b a d but next time I make this recipe, and I will make it again and again and probably again and again I will refrain and just use one tablespoon of orange zest and show my silly husband that YOU DON'T PUT WORCESTER ON ORANGE CHICKEN!