Spicy Orange Chicken
The Junior League of Elmira (now the Junior League of Greater Elmira Corning) is a non-profit organization committed to developing women's potential, thereby improving the community. It published a cookbook back in 1983 to raise money. The recipes came in a binder with tabbed sections, a useful format I'm surprised is not more popular. Although this cookbook is no longer being published, it can be found in used book shops and on-line. Here's one of its recipes.
SPICY ORANGE CHICKEN
2 whole chicken breasts, boned and cut into strips
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
2 tsp. ginger
Red pepper flakes to taste
1 onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
¼ cup orange zest (rind, cut into thin strips)
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
3 Tbsp. orange juice
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. vinegar
½ cup slivered almonds, cashews or peanuts
Combine chicken, cornstarch, ginger, and red pepper. In wok, stir-fry chicken mixture in peanut oil for approximately 3 minutes. Add onions and orange zest. Combine soy sauce, orange juice, sugar and vinegar. Add to wok. Cook for 2 minutes. Add nutmeats. Serve hot with rice.
Reprinted with permission of The Junior League of Elmira, Inc. from Thru the Grapevine, The Junior League of Elmira, Inc., Elmira, NY, 1983.