This Orange Chicken Stir Fry is perfect for those busy weeknights! I had a few veggies leftover and thought it would be great to use them in a stir fry dish. I went and purchased a couple of items and ended up creating this recipe. For this recipe I used stir fry noodles, but feel free to substitute rice if that is all you have on hand. What really made this dish is the use of the orange sauce glaze. By purchasing this glaze, it saved me a lot of extra time in the kitchen and my stir fry was done in minutes!
To prepare this orange chicken stir fry dish, start by preparing your vegetables. Wash them and cut them into strips (To speed up the cooking process, you can purchase veggies that are already cut into strips). Make sure that the all the vegetables (Napa Cabbage, Carrots and Red and Yellow Bell Peppers) are all cut roughly the same size and width. This is very important in cooking to ensure that all the vegetables cook at the same rate. Once all the veggies are cut, set them aside until you are ready to cook.
Next, you will need to prepare the chicken. Cut the chicken in either strips or 1 inch bite size chunks. Then, season with salt and about a 1/4 of the glaze and set aside.
Once the veggies and chicken are prepared, boil a pot of water and cook the stir fry noodles according to package. If you are substituting the noodles for rice, go ahead and make it at this time.
While you are waiting for the pot of water to boil, pre-heat the wok and go ahead and start cooking the chicken. Add a bit of cooking oil to the hot wok, add the chicken, red pepper flakes and cook until done, then set aside.
Add a bit more oil to the wok (if needed) and add the veggies and cook for about 3-5 minutes.
Once the veggies are cooked, add the cooked chicken and noodles. Add the remaining bottle of glaze, mixing it well with the veggies, chicken and noodles.
If you are new to stir frying, make sure to have a durable wok. There are so many different types of woks and some that are very expensive. Like me, if you are stir frying occasionally, you do not need an expensive one. I purchased mine from a local Asian store and it works great!
If you do not have a local store that sells woks, check out the following website:Shopping Warehouse
They have several different options to choose from ranging from different price ranges.
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