Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Tutorial Tuesday - Chinese Chicken Morsels
The hubs and I tried out a new recipe last night and it was too delicious not to share.
History: the hubs and I are on a budget trying to pay down our debt to secure our future, soooo.... we are trying to figure out ways to save in areas such as groceries. We found a book at a yard sale called "Once a Month Cooking" which basically is a plan for you to cook one day a month (and shop one day a month), make various foods out of one set of supplies/groceries, and then freeze the food to cook later that month. I don't want to make large amounts of any recipe we have never tried, so we are trying out a few of the recipes to see if we like them first.
The first recipe we tried was this one, called Chinese Chicken Morsels.
- 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup soy sauce (we use La Choy which is gluten free)
- 1/4 cup dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil
- 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- 1 cup of regular uncooked rice
1) Combine all ingredients except chicken and rice, mix thoroughly.
2) Cut chicken into one inch cubes
3) a: If you are eating this the same night or the following day, put chicken into marinade bowl and let sit for at least 30 minutes. b: if you are freezing, put chicken and marinade in a one gallon ziplock and freeze
1) If frozen, thaw out marinade.
2) Remove chicken from marinade and place evenly on a broiler pan. Broil for 7 minutes placed about 4-5 inches from the flame. Remove from oven, turn each piece over and brush with marinade. Broil for additional 4 minutes.
3) Meanwhile, put marinade into small saucer and heat up (note - this is do at your own risk as it did contain uncooked chicken - I did this step at simply brought to a boil and then simmered for a bit to ensure that it would be safe to eat).
4) Cook rice according to packaging.
5) Spoon rice onto plate, cover with chicken and pour marinade onto dish for extra flavor.
This was easy and delicious. The hubs made me promise that I will make it again. Here is a pic (courtesy of my super spectacular image quality cell phone - ha!). Enjoy!
If you try out this recipe, be sure to post a comment and let me know what you thought!