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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Home Made Chinese Food!!

We all know how expensive going out to dinner can be, right? Well I decided to make my own Chinese food at home, using the Panda Express sauces I found at my local WINCO Food Mart. I was surprised at how easy this was to make. It was super cheap and tasted pretty darn good, if I don't mind tooting my own horn. You all know I don't mind doing that.

I decided to make Orange Chicken and Kung Pao chicken. YUM. The chicken was only $5 for over 2lbs of chicken. Steal. The Veggies were pretty cheap as well and the sauce I believe was only $3.99. The peanuts were the most expensive part of the meal, at $4.99.

Chop up all the veggies into similar sized chunks. I just eyeballed the amount and figured I'd chop up more if the chicken was too overwhelming. This was actually perfect. I used 1 half of each of the peppers, a few stalks of the green onion, 1 cucumber and a hand full of peanuts.

I made the orange chicken first because this is a super easy quick dish to make. I just took eggs and flour and breaded the chicken. Threw it in a hot pan with EVOO and cooked it. When it was just about cooked I added some green onions and the Panda Express Sauce. Super quick, Super easy, Super YUMM!


Next up was the Kung Pao Chicken. I placed the cut up veggies into a skillet (same one I used for the orange chicken, I washed it don't worry) until the veggies begin to get soft. Remove the veggies and cook up your cut up chicken pieces.



Once the chicken is cooked add the veggies back into the pan, add your Panda Express Kung Pao Sauce and the peanuts. Heat through!


There you have it! A yummy Chinese food dinner without the expense of a restaurant. I purchased frozen pot stickers and egg rolls from Raleys. Hey it's a work night and I'll take all the help I can get from the store. LOL I also made some plain white rice to go with the meal. I was too lazy to make fried rice.
What Chinese dishes do you like to make?




18 comments:

____j said...

Sounds & looks delicious! I love to make chinese at home. I usually make orange chicken, general tso's, fried rice, crab rangoon, and miso soup! [not all at the same time, of course!]

Mighty M said...

Nice job! It looks delicious. I hear rumors we might be getting a Winco soon. I hope so! :)

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

I love Chinese food! Maybe that's what I will have for dinner tonight :)

Rachel Cotterill said...

I like to make my own satay sauce with peanut butter, creamed coconut, and chilli. It's so simple but really tasty.

yonca said...

Chicken and veggies...Yummy! Sounds very easy and delicious!

Frugal Vicki said...

I LOVE Chinese food and I am learning how to make more and more at home as well!

MiMi said...

OMG that looks SO good. Chinese is my favorite!!

Emmy said...

Go you! That looks so good

Amanda said...

I love Chinese food! I get the food network magazine and there was an article about stir frys in it. I need to post that recipe one of these days, but basically it told how to make 4 different sauces and how to cook like at a restaurant. I love the sweet and sour and the "brown sauce" which is in a lot of dishes at your average Chinese place! Your meal looks amazing!

Vodka Logic said...

I'll get the ingredents wanna come cook it for me.. looks great

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

I have a chineese chicken recipe that i love but this made my mouth water lol. Hey I gave a shout out to you on my blog today. I was bummed you weren't the winner but I am thinking maybe next giveaway should be an apron????

Miz Dinah said...

You know what goes well with Chinese food? Tazo Green Tea...from Starbucks!

$20 Starbucks Gift Card Winner at Dinah Gogina's

Congratulations, Lisa! Don't drink all $20 at once!

Nikki said...

mmmmm that looks so good! I'm so hungry right now! lol. I've made stir fry bean sprouts then thrown in some white rice, with some soy sauce, and then 3 scrambled eggs. Then I stir in half an onion. Tastes pretty good! like egg fried rice:)

Yankee Girl said...

YUM - I'm so going to have to try that.

manufacturing technology said...

Hi all food is looking testy i want to eat all foods.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

I sooo love home made chinese food!
That one looks and sounds really yummy!
Betty xx

sheila said...

Gosh, you are very creative in so many ways. Looks tasty!

Indian Recipes said...

I am also a great fan of home cooked authentic chinese food .My favorite is Chili Chicken with chinese fried rice.