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FOOD!

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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  • 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!

 

beanie