Make Your Own Take-Out! Skillet Orange Chicken
Asian inspired Orange Chicken in the skillet and is ready in 30 minutes.  Serve over white or brown rice, quinoa or tri-colored couscous like we did to give a pop of color!

Ever since getting pregnant with twins at the end of last year, my energy levels have dropped tremendously and I cannot even comprehend what it means to stand in the kitchen for more than 45 minutes at a time – and that’s on a good day!  I am all about the quick and easy meals, and especially now that the twins have arrived (10 weeks early) and we spend every minute we can at the hospital with them, I need fast meals to keep myself moving!

If you like Asian food, this one will certainly be a hit in your house.  We are big fans of Asian inspired dishes, and this one is no exception.  And although couscous is not generally served with Asian dishes, it complimented the Orange Chicken so well (not to mention it was all I had on hand!!).

You and your family will love this Skillet Orange Chicken that has some sweet and spicy flavors and is ready in under an hour!

This dish is versatile when it comes to the time to prepare it.  The chicken sits in a marinade, but you have the choice to let it marinate for a few minutes or up to the night before, so if you want the extra flavor and have the time the night before, this is perfect, or if you’re in a hurry and need to get it on the table stat, you’re covered there as well.

My favorite part of this dish is the sweet heat you get from the honey orange sauce with Sriracha.  I put quite a bit of Sriracha in the sauce, but you can feel free to tame it down, or even put more if 1 Tbsp isn’t considered “quite a bit” to you!  Either way, you and your family will be going crazy over this dish, and the best part is you only dirty a couple dishes!  I love it when you don’t have to spend just as much time cleaning up the kitchen as you do cooking the dish, don’t you??

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