Spicy Thai Orange Chicken
Just like the Omaha real estate market, this Thai Orange Chicken is a little sweet and a little spicy and will blast your taste buds. Serve with steamed or fried rice, a green salad and egg rolls for a fast and delicious meal-on-the-go!
Read to the end for some zesty Omaha real estate tidbits.
2 T olive oil
4 carrots, cut into matchsticks
1/2 t minced fresh ginger root
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 T olive oil
1-1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into one-inch pieces
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup peanuts
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 T ketchup
1 T crushed red pepper flakes
2 T cornstarch
6 chopped green onions
1 T orange zest
1. Put 1/2 cup flour into a large bowl, add chicken and toss to coat.
2. Heat 2 Tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium/medium-high heat. Add coated chicken. Cook and stir until pieces start to turn golden-brown. Remove chicken and set aside.
3. Add remaining 2 Tablespoons olive oil; cook and stir carrots, ginger, and garlic until carrots are slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Add water, peanuts, orange juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, and red pepper flakes, simmer until sugar has dissolved. Add the chicken you had set aside and stir to combine. Cover and simmer about 5 minutes.
4. Remove about 1/3 cup sauce from the skillet; whisk in cornstarch until dissolved and sauce is smooth. Pour cornstarch mixture back into chicken and sauce; cook until sauce is slightly thickened, about 5 more minutes. (If you want it saucier, add more water to desired consistency.)
Stir in 1 T orange zest just prior to serving
Garnish with chopped green onion
Can substitute ground ginger in place of fresh Serve over steamed or fried rice with a green salad or egg rolls.
Let us know how it turned out.
Spicy Real Estate Tidbits
- Heading into Omaha's spring real estate selling season, we're seeing interest spike early from new buyers. Listings for townhouses and starter homes have seen lots of traffic this past month.
- With rent rising into the unaffordable territory, housing inventory up and mortgage rates hovering sub-4%, this may prove to be the year of homeownership for millions of Millennials. Zillow predicted earlier this year that Millennials will overcome Gen X as the largest group of home buyers this year.
- If you're a first-time Buyer: shop around for mortgages and get at least three quotes. Pay attention to both the interest rate and APR. APR is the rate that will reflect the true cost of your loan including financing charges such as the loan origination and appraisal fees.