Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A bucket of orange glo!

A simple preparation and into the oven!

People just do not have the time to cook a decent meal anymore, so they head straight for the fast food chains and in this case you know which one! However, this method is so easy and the end result nothing short of spectacular and under $7.00 ! Please use organic ingredients whenever possible.

Instant Nazarina

We live in an instant era,
where deferred gratification and tolerance are rare,
and instant tempers always flare,
just look at them spin and down they fall,
except for a few who decided to stand tall,
and look at the rest and be amused at them all!

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

Orange glaze:

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.


Nazarina Andrychow.

Reuters newswire

1 comment:

Reeni said...

I have been craving orange chicken for weeks now and finally have some orange juice in the house to make it. I also just bought some garam masala for the first time, I love the way it smells! Your orange chicken looks delicious! Thanks so much for linking me to you! My e-mail is