Monday, May 17, 2010

Chicken and Broccoli with Almonds

I made this for lunch today. I've made it about 5 times now and I think I perfected it. This is for one person.

1 small boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
3/4 cup of broccoli florets
1/4 cup sesame oil
1 Tbl (give or take) soy sauce
1 t. chopped garlic
1 Tbl brown sugar
1 teaspoon peanut butter
a small handful of slivered almonds

In a frying pan, coming the oil, soy sauce, sugar, peanut butter, and garlic. Heat on medium until bubbling. Add chicken and cook until almost done. Add broccoli and almonds. Cook under the chicken and broccoli are done. I like the put my broccoli in with only a couple minutes left because I like it still crunchy. This is super easy and fast. I make it in under 10 minutes for lunch. To make it a dinner, you could cook up some rice or noodles for a bigger meal.

Can you tell we eat a lot of chicken?

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Brown Sugar & Ginger Chicken with Vegetables

I stole this recipe from Giada At Home and changed it up a little bit. Karl LOVED it, I thought it was a little too sweet. Anyway, it turned out pretty good, I would probably use less sugar and maybe add some soy sauce next time.

4 Chicken Thighs cut into 1 inch pieces(The kind I bought had skin and bone in so I had to cut the skin off and pull the bone out. Kind of a pain in the ass but they are cheap)
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 Tbl butter
1 Tbl chopped fresh ginger
a few peeled and cut potatoes
a few peeled and cut carrots
a handful of chopped fresh parsley (keep half for garnish)
cayenne pepper (depends on how hot you want it)
Cajun seasoning
black pepper
3/4 cup water

Melt butter in large skillet, add brown sugar. Cook until bubbly and it starts to turn dark. Add chicken and cook until done or close to it. Add your potatoes, carrots, spices, and water. Cover and simmer about 20-30 minutes until vegetables are tender. Transfer to serving bowl and garnish with the rest of your parsley!