Quick & Easy Asian Chicken

Some days I enjoy preparing a meal slowly and carefully with a therapeutic mindset.  Last night was the exact opposite.  After a long and busy day, I didn’t want to slave away in the kitchen for hours.  I ran out of my back up frozen pot stickers and butter chicken from Trader Joe’s and didn’t want to leave the house to pick up something.  I wanted something quick, easy, but still healthy.  I scavenged through my cupboards, made some quick cooking brown rice, asparagus and this easy chicken.  My mind and tummy were both happy with how quickly I could eat and flop back on the couch.

Chicken with Garlic, Ginger & Soy
Chicken with Garlic, Ginger & Soy (serves 2)
2 chicken breasts
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tbsp + 1 tsp rice vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
1 garlic glove, minced
1 tsp minced ginger
2 scallions, sliced
cooking spray

Whisk soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, ginger and scallions. Cube chicken and put in a shallow bowl. Pour a scant 1/2 cup of soy sauce mixture over chicken and marinade for 10 minutes. Reserve the unused sauce.

Heat a large skillet over medium high, spray with cooking spray and add chicken in a single layer. Saute chicken for about 10 minutes and turn half way through. Serve with rice and veggies. Drizzle the garlic and ginger soy sauce over top.

Be sure not to use the sauce that the raw chicken was marinading in! We don’t need anyone getting sick. But if you do have any extra sauce (that didn’t touch the raw chicken), save it for tofu, my favorite frozen chicken pot stickers from Trader Joe’s or anything else you want!

Garlic Ginger Soy Sauce
Chicken with Garlic, Ginger & Soy
Chicken with Garlic, Ginger & Soy
Chicken with Garlic, Ginger & Soy


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