Spicy Orange Chicken Lo Mein
Juan Carlos Cruz; Show: Calorie Commando (Food Network)

*Updated below*

If you are serving other foods or eating it as an appetizer, this dish serves 8 people. If you are eating this as a main dish, this dish serves 4 people.

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced
1 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed, plus ¼ cup, thawed
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
1 tablespoon grated ginger
8 ounces lo mein noodles (Kiy note: I will use linguini, easier for Miss Emi to pick up)
½ cup chicken stock
1/3 cup prepared oyster sauce
2 tablespoons peanut oil, divided
½ red pepper, thinly sliced
¼ pound snow peas, cleaned
4 ounces button mushrooms, sliced
1 bunch green onions, sliced

In a bowl or baking dish, toss chicken with 1-cup orange juice concentrate, cornstarch, chili garlic sauce, and ginger. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Cook the noodles according to package directions. Drain and hold in a bowl of cold water.

Remove chicken from refrigerator and drain into a colander; discard marinade.

In a large skillet, combine chicken stock, remaining ¼ cup orange juice concentrate, and oyster sauce. Cook sauce over medium-high heat until liquids reduce and sauce is thick, about 5 to 10 minutes.

While sauce is reducing, heat 1-tablespoon oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add red pepper, peas, mushrooms, and green onions. Sauté until tender yet still crisp. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Heat a non-stick wok or large skillet over high heat. Add remaining 1-tablespoon oil to the pan and heat. Carefully drop 1/3 of the chicken into the wok and stir-fry so that all sides of the chicken get crispy. When the first 1/3 is fully cooked through, remove from pan and repeat with the remaining 2 portions.

Add all of the cooked chicken and sautéed vegetables to the skillet with the sauce and toss to combine.

Drain noodles and then add to pan with sauce. Stir to coat noodles with sauce. Transfer to a large serving platter.

Nutritional Analysis per 8 Appetizer Servings:
Calories: 273
Total Fat: 6 grams
Saturated Fat: 1 gram
Carbohydrates: 37 grams
Fiber: 2 grams

Nutritional Analysis per 4 Main Course Servings:
Calories: 546
Total Fat: 11 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Carbohydrates: 74 grams
Fiber: 4 grams

*Update: Made this on May 4, 2008: In my opinion, don't bother. On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd give it a bah. I don't know if the recipe was posted wrong, but there was no way that chicken was going to stir-fry, too much marinade (or rather, it was too thick). I think he meant it to actually fry ... but I don't fry anything, much less chicken going into a 'healthy' meal. If I were to try this again (and the sauce was quite tasty, so I may play around with this recipe a bit) I'd probably change the marinade to delete the cornstarch and maybe add a bit of water depending on how thick it got. Now I know why I've never heard of the chef, guess his show was canceled? YMMV*

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