Thursday, May 29, 2008

Honey Chicken and Broccoli

Hurray, I'm finally getting a main dish recipe on here! This is a recipe I modified greatly from one off Allrecipes and it is a big favorite around here, at least for everyone except Marissa. Well, she's too picky for her own good. This stuff is delicious!


1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
3/4 cup honey
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 T. olive oil
4 T. ketchup
1/2 t. crushed red pepper flakes
2 T. cornstarch (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
4-5 frozen chicken breasts
14 oz package frozen broccoli florets
brown rice, cooked as directed on package with salt and oil or in chicken broth

In a large skillet, mix soy sauce, honey, garlic, olive oil, ketchup, and red pepper flakes and bring to a boil. In the meantime, thaw chicken breasts in microwave for a couple of minutes. (This really is fine, I do it all the time. As if I could remember to take out meat the day before to thaw. Not gonna happen.) Trim all fat from chicken and cut into small chunks. Dump them into the sauce and let them simmer awhile. If you think it's too thin for your taste, dissolve a couple Tablespoons of cornstarch in a tad of water and pour it in while everything is boiling. When the chicken is almost done, add the package of broccoli and put the lid on, if you have one. Let it cook until the chicken is done and the broccoli is tender but not mushy. Serve over the rice.

Note: I didn't need any salt/pepper to taste this time. It was perfect as is.
Also, a great addition is a handful of salted cashews sprinkled on top.

Corban declared this as one of his favorites and had seconds. That's saying something, because he's nearly as picky as Marissa. Well, this doesn't have onions, peppers, or tomatoes, so how could it go wrong!

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