Spoon UIUC teamed up with Food & Wine magazine to increase awareness about the problem of food waste on our campus. With a microgrant of just under $100, we created 10 original recipes to show you how you can transform leftover late-night eats into something equally amazing the next day.Heating up takeout is far from a glamorous process especially when there’s a sticky, goopy sauce involved.
Heating up takeout is far from a glamorous process especially when there’s a sticky, goopy sauce involved.
Now let’s talk taco: This recipe transforms leftover orange chicken into gourmet tacos that taste as good as they look. It acts as further proof that orange chicken takeout is never a bad idea and wrapping anything in a tortilla can make it 100 times more appealing.
Orange Chicken and Lime Avocado Tacos
- Prep Time:5 minutes
- Cook Time:2 minutes
- Total Time:7 minutes
- 1 carton leftover Chinese orange chicken
- 1/2 head of lettuce, shredded
- 1 avocado
- 1 lime
- Sour cream (to taste)
Preheat oven to 350°F and toast tortillas for about five minutes or until slightly crisp.
Chop orange chicken into smaller pieces and heat in microwave for about 1-2 minutes. Assemble taco with sour cream, orange chicken pieces, lettuce, lime and avocado to taste. Garnish with crumbled fortune cookie.