Today’s This Week’s Cravings theme is INTERNATIONAL FOODS and I’m sharing Vegan Orange Chicken.
Vegan Orange Chicken
- 1.5 cups water
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- 0.25 cups lemon juice
- 5 tablespoons white vinegar
- 2.5 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoons orange, zested
- 0.75 cups brown sugar
- 1 teaspoons ginger root, minced
- 3 teaspoons garlic, minced
- 0.25 cups green onion chopped
- 0.25 teaspoons red pepper flakes, or hot chili oil
- 0.5 teaspoons sesame oil
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons water
- 8 ounces seitan, cut in bite sized pieces
- 0.25 cups flour*
- 0.25 teaspoons salt*
- 0.25 teaspoons pepper*
- 3 tablespoons olive oil*
- *serving day only
Pour water, orange juice, lemon juice, white vinegar, and soy sauce into a saucepan and set over medium-high heat. Stir in the orange zest, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, chopped onion, sesame oil and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat, and cool 10 to 15 minutes. Place the seitan pieces into a resealable plastic bag. When contents of saucepan have cooled, pour half of sauce into bag. Reserve the remaining sauce. Seal the bag, and refrigerate for 1 hour. In another resealable plastic bag, mix the flour, salt, and pepper. Add the marinated seitan pieces, seal the bag, and shake to coat. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place seitan into the skillet, and brown on both sides. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels, and cover with aluminum foil. Wipe out the skillet, and add the sauce. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Mix together the cornstarch with a bit of water; stir into the sauce. Reduce heat to medium low, add the seitan pieces, and simmer, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with brown or basmati rice. Garnish with green onions, and orange slices.
Place sauce in gallon freezer bag and freeze. Place seitan among freezer bags and freeze. To serve: Thaw. Mix sauce and seitan. Marinate 1 hour. Flour and brown seitan. Add sauce and seitan to skillet and heat. Serve over rice.
Wow. So, so good. For some unbeknownst reason, the kids wouldn’t try it. But Mr. Meaty and I loved it. Delicious and so simple!
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