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Welcome to Tweaked at Chez Jan de la Dayton....translated to 'tweaked at Jan's house in Dayton'! Sounds fancy, but it's not. If you choose to share a recipe, be kind and give me kudos for it. The pictures are NOT to be taken off this blog unless used in a direct link to this blog. Once upon a time I was a Weight Watchers leader....that chapter is closed. But I still like to eat and bake and don't like the weight that finds its way to me too easily. So I go find delicious-sounding recipes and tweak them. Some recipes, however, just don't turn out right if they're tweaked. I've not posted anything....so far.....that isn't WW friendly. That might change, and I'll warn you if I post something with 'scary' P+ values. For those who don't use substitutions, the ratio for Splenda granulated/sugar is 1:1 and the ratio for egg substitute/eggs is 1/4 cup of egg sub = 1 egg. Now.....let's have some fun in the kitchen!!!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Orange Chicken

This is a recipe that has 'gone viral' on Facebook. People have shared the dickens out of it, but no one on my friend list has made it and shared their opinion. So here ya go!

Makes @ 6 Servings

¾ cup 'regular' BBQ sauce
1 cup orange marmalade
2 TBSP low-sodium soy sauce

3 boneless/skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
@1 cup flour
2 or 3 eggs
Canola oil

For the sauce: Mix all ingredients in a saucepan. With the heat on low, let simmer for @20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

For the chicken: Dip the pieces of chicken in the egg and then flour. Set on a plate until all pieces are covered. In a frying pan, put a thin layer of oil and, once it starts sizzling, add half of the chicken. Cook for 3 – 5 minutes on each side or until it's browned and no longer pink inside. Put on a plate lined with a paper towel to drain. Cook the other half of the chicken; drain.

MY SPIN: The original recipe said it was '3-Ingredient Orange Chicken'......NOT!!! The original recipe only counted the BBQ sauce, orange marmalade and chicken as ingredients. It also called for a full cup of BBQ sauce, but it was somewhat overpowering so I would change to the ¾ cup. The original picture showed the chicken already mixed with the sauce and then served over rice. Again, I think that would be overpowering......and I served it over orzo. Did a side of fresh steamed broccoli to get some veggie and color.
Messy kitchen!

REMEMBER......a recipe is just a suggestion!

It was so good.....he went back for seconds!


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