Let’s celebrate the final week of July and get ready for August with a That’s My Pan!® Giveaway!
One lucky winner will win our Personalized Beechwood 5-Piece Utensil Set. Included are a pair of salad tossers, a spatula, a spoon, and a slotted spoon. Even better.. these utensils will not scratch your personalized cake pans.
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It is hard to get that great Orange Chicken Sauce Taste when making it homemade. Well we think we have it just right. Try it out for yourself and becoming a master at homemade orange chicken. It is easy to say this recipe is BETTER than Panda Express. The chicken is crispy and the sauce is similar, but this homemade sauce recipe is just all around more delicious, with more of an authentic orange flavor. And the homemade orange chicken costs less than Panda too! We ever threw some broccoli into ours to add some veggies. You can really add anything you would like to it. But you cannot have it without some cream cheese wontons as well. This is one of our absolute favorite recipes!
Better than Panda Express Orange Chicken & Cream Cheese Wonton Recipe
Orange Chicken Recipe
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
- salt and pepper
- 3/4 cup cornstarch
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1 cup vegetable oil (or other frying oil)
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (from 2 to 3 oranges)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup distilled white vinegar
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Sriracha, more or less to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon dried ground ginger (or 1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger)
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch + 2 tablespoons cold water
- Season cut chicken with salt and pepper. Add 3/4 cup cornstarch and chicken pieces to a gallon-size resealable bag. Shake to evenly coat the chicken.
- In a medium saucepan whisk together the broth, orange zest, orange juice, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, Sriracha, ginger, and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium heat and stir in the cornstarch dissolved in water. Cook, stirring frequently, until thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Keep warm.
- Add beaten eggs to a shallow dish. Heat oil in a large skillet or saucepan on medium-high heat. (The oil needs to be hot, but reduce heat if it starts splattering too much.) Working in batches (about 3 total) dip each coated piece of chicken in the egg, then add it to the hot oil. Fry until golden brown and cooked through, about 3 minutes on each side. Transfer cooked chicken to a paper towel-lined plate.
- Serve chicken immediately over rice, tossed or drizzled with the sauce and any veggies you would like to top it off with.
Cream Cheese Wontons Recipe
- 1 8 ounce package cream cheese – softened ( regular or lowfat)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons scallions sliced thin
- pinch of garlic powder
- wonton wrappers
- Heat oil in a cooking pot – you need to get it up to 350 degrees.
- Mix together ( cream cheese, garlic powder, and scallions)
- Place 1 tablespoon of mix in a middle of a wonton wrapper
- Fold wanton in half (as a triangle) & simple just found in all 3 edges. Secure the edges with water to ensure they stick together.
- Put wonton into oil & cook until golden brown
- Once golden brown place on a paper towel – make sure you let them cool before eating them! (We know it is tempting!)
We would love to know what you think! Share with us your own favorite recipes as well.
Puppy Chow is not for dogs, but is still cute as heck put in our Personalized Dog Dishes. A peanut butter brownie take on puppy chow has brought this fun snack & dessert to a whole new level. It is simple fast & easy to whip together and truly something different. Using these personalized dog bowls to present food would be a fun and creative idea for any puppy birthday parties or really anything. Get the recipe below for an absolutely addicting twist on Puppy Chow.
Puppy Chow in a Personalized Dog Dish
6 C. rice Chex cereal
1 C. milk chocolate melts or chips
1/2 C. peanut butter, creamy
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 C. brownie mix, from the box
Optional: Peanut Butter Brownies, Reese’s Pieces, or Peanut butter cups (chopped) – We used Peanut Butter Cups!
1. Place cereal in a large bowl and set aside.
2. In a microwave proof bowl, melt chocolate, peanut butter and vanilla extract and stir until smooth.
3. Pour over cereal and fold until covered.
4. Dump into a large plastic bag and add brownie mix, seal and shake until coated. (If you don’t have a large plastic bag, pour brownie mix over cereal and stir well. Or you can use a pot with a lid to shake it in.)
5. Dump onto a cookie sheet and toss with pieces of brownie or peanut butter brownies (or even Reeses Pieces or peanut butter cups would be great!). But TRUST me, you will be addicted to this puppy chow, so beware.
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This week we tried a recipe off the 21 Day Fix Plan. This Chicken Fajitas did not taste like a diet… it was phenomenal, fresh, and really simple to make. Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean poor flavor. These Chicken Fajitas are the perfect way to go for dinner.
21 Day Fix Chicken Fajitas
- 2 Chicken Breasts
- 1 red pepper
- 1 small yellow pepper
- 1/2 onion
- 2Tbsp lime juice
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 Tbsp Taco Seasoning
- Whole wheat wraps or any your prefer
- Cook chicken in large frying pan. Using wooden spatula cut up chicken into bite sized pieces. Once browned remove from pan.
- Chop peppers and onions while chicken cooks.
- Add peppers and onions into the pan to cook until tender.
- When peppers are tender add the chicken back into the pan.
- Mix water, lime juice and taco seasoning together in small bowl or wet measure. Pour over the chicken and peppers and onions.
- Cook everything until the liquid has evaporated.
- Top your wrap with Greek yogurt and the fajita filling OR cheese, guacamole, or salsa. Whichever your preference.
- We added our Fresh Tomato Mix Recipe to the top and it was better than any other topping with fantastic flavor!
This is a quick and yummy dinner that the whole family can have. Kids may not get excited about the peppers and onions so taking the plain chicken out before adding it into the peppers and taco seasoning allows you to make them a simple chicken cheese wrap.
For 4th of July we made Chicken Kabobs! We cut up chicken breasts, red onions, baby potatoes, red & green peppers, mushrooms, and zucchini into bite size pieces. (Use any of your personal favorite vegetables)
All of these veggies and chicken were then placed on skewers and seasoned with garlic salt, seasoning salt, and cracked pepper. The smell in the kitchen was mouth watering while doing all of this.
We pre-made these in the morning and stored them in our 9×13 Glass Baking Dish until dinner time to grill.
Simply just grill each kabob and they are ready to eat & enjoy!
The dip is even better than it sounds… The Original Recipe nicknamed it AKA Crack. It is a simple, quick, and easy dip recipe that can be served with endless sides. Ours was served in our Personalized Glass Trio Dishes with broccoli but we also chips and crackers for dipping. It was hard to choose a favorite as the dip was gone at a party in about 30 minutes. Try out the recipe today & let us know if you were addicted too!
Cheddar Bacon Dip
16 oz sour cream
1 packet Ranch dressing mix
3 oz bacon bits (in the bag not jar)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Mix together and refrigerate 24 hours. Serve with chips and/or veggies. It is that easy!
Our 4th of July Giveaway will have 1 Grand Prize Winner with a prize of a 9×13 Proud American Artist Series Design Traditional Pan & Lid! This is perfect to serve your favorite recipe in at your 4th of July get together or party!
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Deep Frying can be VERY unhealthy, but we all have our cravings for wings once in a while. We made our homemade Deep Fried Chicken Wings last night. Take a look at this amazing recipe. To get a more tangy taste instead of hot, add in a little BBQ Sauce to the Frank’s RedHot®. We love it! While you have the deep fryer out… you might as well throw in some seasoned french fries too! If you don’t already have enough sauce, we dunked in ranch too! Enjoy!
Deep Fried Hot Wings & Fries
- 3 cups vegetable oil for frying, or as needed
- 1 cup self-rising flour
- 3 eggs
- 2 (5 ounce) bottles hot sauces (we used Frank’s RedHot®), divided
- 1/3 cup water
- 2 ½ pounds chicken wings and drummies
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste
- Salt and ground black pepper to taste
- ½ cup butter
- Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 400 degree F
- Place flour in a bowl. Whisk eggs, 1 bottle hot sauce, and water in another bowl until smooth. Season chicken with garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste.
- Dip each wing into the egg mixture, then toss with flour mixture to coat. Gently shake off excess flour and set aside. Repeat with remaining chicken.
- Fry chicken in the hot oil in batches until chicken is no longer pink at the bone and skin is golden brown, about 5 minutes. Drain in a large bowl line with paper towels, then season again to taste.
- Heat butter and remaining bottle hot sauce in a saucepan over medium- heat until butter is melted. Whisk until smooth. Remove paper towels from bowl and pour butter sauce over chicken; toss to coat.
Sorry, but we have another breakfast post – which involves more tomatoes but we had to share. For Father’s Day Breakfast we made fried onions and tomatoes cooked with our scrambled eggs, fried potatoes with a topping of ranch dressing, bacon, and buttered toast!
Something about tomatoes just makes breakfast that much better! What is your favorite thing to add to breakfast?
Breakfast is Served