A simple preparation and into the oven!
Instant Gratification....by Nazarina
I know that life can be pretty hard and that we expect instant meals for instant efforts but what good is all this "instant food?"
Ingredients for the orange chicken:
- About 12 drumsticks
- Kosher salt
- My home made garam masala mix( which has toasted cumin, coriander, etc...) I make this ahead of time and then grind them in a coffee grinder. But for you that do not have the time, just use cumin and paprika
- Masala (my home made spice bend for chicken
- sesame seeds
Sprinkle the drumsticks with salt. Mix together 2 T of the garam & 1 T of the rest of the spices & sprinkle this on the drumsticks and last but not least sprinkle very lightly with the chopped cilantro. Drizzle gingerly( not too much) with olive oil and bake in the oven at 375 degrees for one hour. After about 45 mins into cooking time pour the orange glaze over the chicken and sprinkle with some sesame seeds. Cut a few slices of an orange and arrange over the chicken and bake until golden
Boil 2 cups of orange juice with 1 t honey and 1 t tamari( soy sauce) . Add a few orange peels, try not to put in the pith(white part) of the orange. Mix 1 t arrowroot powder into another 1/2 c orange juice. The arrowroot keeps the liquid clear( or you could use cornstarch) . The liquid has to cook until you have about one cup , then mix in the arrowroot mixture and stir. You will notice that the liquid will thicken and look like a syrup.