Yummy Orange Chicken


Cashew Chicken

This is a family staple in our home, Orange Chicken served with rice and a vegetable.


Serves 5

8 chicken thighs, skinned and chopped into bite size pieces

1/3 cup orange juice, if you have an organic orange get a teaspoon of zest off of it, and throw in

1 onion, diced

1 stick of butter

3 heaping tablespoons plain goat yogurt (goat for dairy sensitive people)

3 tablespoons raw honey or maple syrup

3 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced (I use ginger in a jar, you find it in produce dept near minced garlic in jars, you can see consistency in photo below and you can see jar below)

1  cup flour ( GF flour for GF people/otherwise regular flour )

salt to taste


1. Coat chicken pieces with 1 cup of flour.

2. Put 3 tablespoons of butter in skillet, let melt. Add diced onions and fry until translucent. Set aside.

3. Heat 1/2 stick of butter in skillet on  medium high heat, then pour coated chicken pieces in. The pan must be hot or the flour falls off and it will be a flop. You want the flour to adhere to chicken. Fry until golden (7 min’s)and then flip to other side(7 min’s). Then lower the temperature to medium high for another 5 min’s. Stir at end of 5 min’s. I use a iron skillet, if you use an aluminum pan use lower temperatures because it will burn quick!

4. Add fried onions, yogurt, orange juice, brown sugar, ginger, salt to taste and extra tablespoon of butter.

5. Let simmer for 20 min’s.

6. Serve over cooked rice, with vegetable. We often juice vegetables. For this meal we juiced 1 medium organic beet, 5 carrots and 2 apples from our very own apple tree.

Ingredients in waiting

Frying onions and cashews

I didn’t have chicken thighs this time, I used chicken breast. It is not as tender, but you can use either. Chopped into bite size pieces.

Flour coated chicken

Frying the chicken

Fried and ready for the other ingredients

Add all the other ingredients ( there are cashews sitting there, in orange chicken recipes you don’t add cashews. But I had someone here that wanted to add cashews so I did)


I try to use brown rice only for health purposes. But, I gave mine to one of our children going back to college. so, I used white jasmine.

Cashew Chicken

Making beet, apple and carrot juice with a 13 year old juice machine

Here’s to our health!





  • Teresia said:

    I would love to try this recipe and the panckes, but what is Pamela's baking mix? You referred to it in the 2 recopes next to flour, but I don't see it described anywhere.

    Thanks for sharing your devotion today. It blessed me. I have been seeking God's guidance on using my home to minister to others. The preparation is always stressful, and I never feel like my house is clean enough. I find myself apologizing for it. But everyone says that it is a beautiful, warm home, and they felt welcomed, despite my own feelings.

    • Hi Teresia! You are so welcome!
      Thanks for asking about Pamela's baking mix. http://pamelasproducts.com/ It is a gluten free flour for people who can't have gluten which is in wheat, barley, etc. Several people in our family can't have gluten so that's why I refer to gluten free baking mix. The recipes are good with regular flour too.

  • Joy said:

    I'm glad Teresia asked about "Pamela's baking mix"...I just figured it was an American thing. *smile*

    This recipe looks great too! I appreciate how you talk about substitutes. I need so much help when it comes to cooking, that honestly, if I don't have exactly what the recipe calls for, I'm not courageous enough to deviate from the directions. The other thing I enjoy about these recipes, is that they don't call for a list of "foreign" ingredients...they actually use items even I have in my kitchen! I might try this one this weekend too! Hee hee...Gord will wonder what happened to me when he returns Sunday night from his golfing weekend. Joy...cooking???? Again, thanks for the pics. Maybe I'll take some pics of my progress too :-)
    Hugs and love to you my friend,

    • Yay! You'll love this recipe! I would love to see the pics of your progress! Hugs and love to you my friend!

      • Joy said:

        Well my friend...pics are coming via email...but don't get too excited. Suffice it to say I am having Peanut Butter toast for supper :-( Honestly, I don't know what I do wrong. I think I follow the instructions perfectly...I try so hard...maybe I had the burner turned up too high...it said medium, but it had to be hotter.

        I will not give up! Tomorrow morning I will try the pancakes!
        Always hopeful,

      • Joy said:

        OK...just had to laugh at Step 3...the "it will burn quick" exclamation mark! :-) HAHAHA...yep...know that by experience! :-)