Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I remember someone mentioning within their blog a while back that they were big fans of Recipezaar.com and I have since found quite a few great recipes off of that site! I'm almost thinking that I like it better than allrecipes.com! You can either search by recipe name, by ingredients you want to use, etc (much like allrecipes.com), but it seems as if there is a wider variety of recipes. I like that it also allows you to sort recipes by their "rating", much like allrecipes.com. I did a search for recipes that contained boneless skinless chicken breasts and this particular one popped up under the "most popular" section. It was rated by close to 2,000 people and received 4 1/2 out of 5 stars...it doesn't get much better than that! All of the reviews seemed pretty consistent in terms of the comments and I followed the recipe pretty much to a tee. Depending on how heartily you eat, you may want to double the ingredients--I used about 2 1/2 pounds of chicken, but do not think it would have fed more than 3 adults, unless you served something else with it. I served mine over white rice (per their suggestion), but didn't have egg rolls or anything like that to balance the meal. My husband even thought it would have been good to have added some broccoli or pea pods in with the chicken and I do think that definitely would have been good, as the sauce itself had a really good flavor and would have complimented most any veggie you added. I would probably suggest trying it "as is" to start and then you can create your own variation--if I do add veggies next time, I would probably make a little extra sauce, because it was nice having some sauce to spoon over the rice.
2 lbs boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1-2 tablespoon olive oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/4 teaspoon ginger
3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup apple juice
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup soy sauce
Heat oil in a large skillet. Add chicken pieces and cook until lightly browned. Remove chicken and set aside.
Add remaining ingredients, heating over medium Heat until well mixed and dissolved.
Add chicken and bring to a hard boil; Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes
Serve over hot rice.