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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Orange Chicken

I bought one of those Wanchai Ferry Orange Chicken dry dinner kits. They are also available frozen for about $2 more.

1.) The dry kit does not include the meat or vegetables. The meat, which cost about $2.50/pound for the boneless, skinless chicken breast...assuming it's on sale.

2.) The dry kit takes 2 pans to prepare. A saucepan for the rice. A skillet for the chicken. The frozen kit takes one pan and you steam the rice in your microwave. (The dry kit rice was also undercooked and overcooked at the same time?! It was chew hard like it was undercooked, but slicky and slimy like it was overcooked.)

3.) The dry kit takes about 30 minutes to prepare, start to finish. The frozen meal is about half the time.

The only things I think that the dry kit has going for it are that it serves 5, while the dry kit serves two, making it much more cost effective for a family. The other being that it does come with the spices and options for stir-ins.

However, I found this recipe (Orange Chicken), which is really easy to prepare and doesn't have a lot of ingredients. The only thing that we don't keep on hand is orange marmalade. Add some Minute Whole Grain Brown Rice and a package for frozen stir-fry veggies and you've got a complete meal.

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