Orange Picante Chicken
I love to try out new recipes no matter if they are ones I created in my head, ones I found on-line or in a cookbook. Over the years, I have tried recipes from a lot of chefs, one who seems to match my cooking style is Rachael Ray. As a mother, you've got to appreciate the concept of a 30 Minute Meal! Rachael Ray often says that her recipes are just methods. She encourages her viewers to take her recipes and make them their own. I "Lori-ize" almost everything I cook, tailoring the recipe to my families taste. I decided to combine these two ideas and what you see here is the result. Each week I'll create a meal based on a recipe and let you know what we thought. I will give you the original recipe and let you know how I "Lori-ized" it. Hope you enjoy Tasty Tuesday!
I was flipping through a magazine and came across an ad for Pace Picante Sauce that had the recipe for Orange Picante Sauce Chicken. If you are a follower of my blog you know I love a good chicken recipe and we also love hot and spicy food, so this recipe was right up our alley!
I can tell you that I did not measure anything in this recipe. I used Hot Pace Picante Sauce. I also chopped up the chicken into bite size pieces. I did this so I could pull our some chicken for Blake ahead of time. I served it with rice.
This recipe was really good. It was HOT! If you do not like heat then I strongly suggest that you do not use their hot picante sauce. I used a lot more orange juice and brown sugar than they suggested.
Next time I would probably use medium picante sauce. I would also add the zest of the orange to bring out more of the orange flavor. It also seemed to need salt and pepper which I'm really shocked I hadn't added myself since I usually do.