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Today: Put down the takeout menu and open your pantry -- this sweet and spicy stir-fry will rescue your weeknight dinner.
You know the drill: You get home from work, tired, hungry, and sure that you're in the mood for anything but what's in your refrigerator. You peruse a few takeout menus, pick up the phone, and dial. A few hours later, the food is gone, the trash is full, and you're still hungry. Even if you manage to salvage what looks like a reusable container, it will probably warp in the dishwasher.
So open up your pantry (and your eyes) and see the light -- there's a world of possibility inside, including this Spicy Orange-Ginger Chicken. Here's why you should be making this takeout-inspired dinner at home tonight:
Bid adieu to your favorite delivery man -- this recipe has officially broken the cycle.
1 1/4 cups orange juice (preferably fresh)
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons sriracha (or more to taste)
1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons light brown sugar
2 teaspoons orange zest
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Brown rice, white rice, or quinoa for serving
1/4 cup sliced green onions
Photo by Mark Weinberg
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