I love food.
Anyway, here’s a recipe I think all of you should try. It made a very filling and enjoyable dinner for Cody and I.
Sweet, Sticky, and Spicy Chicken
- 1 tbsp of brown sugar
- 2 tbsp of honey
- 1/4 cup of soy sauce
- 2 tsp of chopped, fresh ginger root (I grated the ginger root – so much easier, and finer)
- 2 tsp of chopped garlic
- 2 tbsp of hot sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1/2 inch strips
- 1 tbsp of oil
- Mix together brown sugar, honey, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and hot sauce in a small bowl (I did this while the chicken was frying)
- Lightly salt and pepper chicken strips – if desired
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat, Add chicken strips and brown on both sides (when the chicken was almost finished, I added chopped onion to the pan). Pour the sauce over the chicken (at this point, right before putting the sauce in the pan, I added a lot of green pepper slices and mushrooms). Simmer uncovered until the sauce thicken, 8 to 10 minutes.
I found that it was taking a lot longer for the sauce to thicken – but I was ok with it being a little “brothy”, for lack of a better term. I cooked up a cup of rice and served the chicken concoction over top. Amazing! A new staple over here – so quick and easy. Plus, we love when our meals make left-overs.
And this was relatively healthy! I’m not sure if you could/would try and figure out how to reduce the sugars in the sauce – a more creative, seasoned cook might know how to. If you have one serving of the original recipe, it’s approximately 232 calories (not including the substitutions I made with veggies – which only helps!).
Let me know if you try it out!