Tag Archives: Quick and Easy Dinner

Orange Ginger Chicken

A Chinese takeout dish that can be made at home in less than 30 minute.  This sweet and citrusy marinade is made with soy sauce, honey, orange juice and orange marmalade with the spice of ginger.  The sauce clings on to the chicken pieces and adds a glaze with wonderful colors to the dish.


  • 1 chicken breast, cubed (about 3/4 lb)
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 1.5 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ground ginger


  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper.  Lightly coat the chicken with flour.
  2. Heat oil in skillet over high heat.  Stir in chicken pieces and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until the meat turn brown on the outside.  Remove from skillet.
  3. In the same skillet, add orange juice, marmalade, soy sauce, ginger and honey.  Bring to a boil and cook until the sauce thickened.  Stir in chicken and and heat through.  Sprinkle sesame seeds and green onion, for garnish.


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Honey and Spice Glazed Pork Chops

Honey and Spiced Glaze Pork Chops is an excellent quick weeknight dinner. All you really need to have beforehand is the porkchop. If you have frozen porkchop in the freezer, just make sure to take it out to the fridge before going to work! This recipe is adapted from the Cooking Light magazine.


  • 4 tablespoons Honey
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 4 boneless center-cut loin pork chops (1 lb) – about 1/2 inch thick
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl
  2. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet over high heat.  Cook pork for 2 minutes on each side or until browned.  Reduce heat to medium-low and add honey mixture.  Cook 10 minutes or until done, turning pork once.

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