This is where we talk about the "chicken" part of Orange Chicken.
If you remember, in our last thrilling episode, we last left our protein hero smothered in marinade, locked away in the bowels of my refrigerator - but now we shall make it free! ... ish. Out of the marinade and into the frying pan free ... that counts, right?
I started with some oil.
Now you could use a deep fryer too - in fact a few of the recipes I saw online called for exactly that - but I did not feel like dealing with them hassle that is a deep fryer, so we opted to pan fry. In goes the chicken...
And while that was cooking, I cut up some broccoli and onion.
I cooked the chicken in a few small batches, because lots of meat a only a regular sized frying pan. But it worked :)
And I set it aside.
Which left me with this:
Which was perfect to dump the veggies in.
Also, somewhere along the line, my band-aid gave up again. RIP Band-Aid Number 2 (I did not replace it this time).
Once the veggies were all set, I added the chicken back in.
Then that sauce that took so darn long to make
And Poof! Now all we needed was the Fried Rice ... which we'll get to in Part III - Stay Tuned!