Posts Tagged With: Soy sauce

Honey Sesame Chicken

As I’m sitting here writing and enjoying my leftover Egg Casserole from dinner last night, I thought I would take a minute to write out the recipe for tonight’s dinner.  Tonight we are having Honey Sesame Chicken.  I can either make it in the crock pot or in the over.  I’m opting for the oven so it will be crisper.  We are having Crock Pot Rice with the chicken.  I froze my leftovers from last time, so I only needed to pull it from the freezer and thaw out.  Chinese food is the best!!

Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients
5 chicken breast, boneless
1 cup honey
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup onions, diced
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tbsp cornstarch
1/8 cup sesame seed
Notes / Directions
Instructions:Place the chicken breasts in the crock pot insert and sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides.
In a medium-sized bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, ketchup, oil, garlic, onion, and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine well. Pour over the chicken in the crock pot.
Cook on low for 3-4 hours or high for 1 1/2-2 1/2 hours.
When done, remove chicken from stock pot and cut into chunks. Prior to putting the chicken back in the stockpot, combine some cornstarch in water and whisk it into the crock pot to thicken up the sauce a bit. Throw the chicken back in and stir around to re-coat the chicken in the sauce.
Serve hot over a bed of white rice(optional) and sprinkle some sesame seeds on top.Enjoy your day!
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Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken Breast

Even though this is not what I am having for dinner tonight( I’m actually making potato soup from a kit tonight!), I thought I would share it because it is one of my very favorites!  This is also a good item to make ahead of time and freeze until you need it.  This tastes so good that you will want to make it over and over! Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients
2 cups flour
4 tsp salt
3 tbsp ginger
2 tbsp nutmeg
2 tsp thyme
2 tsp sage
2 tbsp paprika
1 tsp cayenne pepper
4 eggs
8 tbsp water
2 tbsp olive oil, for sauce
4 cloves garlic, for sauce
1 cup honey, for sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce, for sauce
5 tsp black pepper
4 chicken or pork chops
Notes / Directions
Make an egg wash by whisking together:4 eggs
8 tbsp waterSeason the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, then dip the meat in the flour and spice mixture. Dip the breast into the eggwash and then a final time into the flour and spice mix, pressing the mix into the meat to get good contact.

Heat a skillet on the stove with about a half inch of canola oil covering the bottom. You will want to carefully regulate the temperature here so that the chicken does not brown too quickly. The thinness of the breast meat practically guarantees that it will be fully cooked by the time the outside is browned. I find just below medium heat works well. I use a burner setting of about 4 1/2 out of 10 on the dial and fry them gently for about 4 or 5 minutes per side until golden brown and crispy.

Drain on a wire rack for a couple of minutes before dipping the cooked breasts into the Honey Garlic Sauce. Serve with noodles or rice.

Honey Garlic Sauce

In a medium saucepan add

2 tbsp olive oil
3 – 4 cloves minced garlic

Cook over medium heat to soften the garlic but do not let it brown. Add:

1 cup honey
¼ cup soya sauce (low sodium soya sauce is best)
1 tsp ground black pepper

Simmer together for 5-10 minutes, remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes. Watch this carefully as it simmers because it can foam up over the pot very easily.

Enjoy!  I know I do!!

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Oriental Noodle Toss With Black Beans

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a great weekend!  I sure did!  It was a beautiful, sunny weekend here in Michigan!  We actually got to spend most of it together as a family, especially Sunday.  We had not been to an apple orchard together as a family at all this year because of work and Nutcracker practice!  It’s our favorite time of the year so we were a bit sad that we missed!  So yesterday, after church, we headed out to one that was still open this late in the season.  It was beautiful!  The girls had fun feeding the animals and playing around.  Time went way too quick and we are back to Monday and all the week entails!  With that comes a new recipe I would like to share (actually two).

Today for dinner we are having Oriental Noodle Toss with Black Beans and Green Beans  with Almonds and Bacon.  The Oriental Toss is a new recipe for me so I am not sure we will like it!  It sounds good, so I’ll give it a try!

Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients
1tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp ginger, fresh grated is best
8 oz spaghetti noodles
1 can black beans, rinsed & drained
3 green onions, tops and bottoms chopped
1 pkg (10 oz) pea pods or snow peas, frozen
Notes / Directions
Put a large pot of water on to boil.Stir together sesame oil, soy sauce and ginger in a medium-large serving bowl.As soon as water boils, stir in pasta and set timer for 6-9 minutes.Add to bowl the beans and onions.When timer sounds, add pea pods to boiling noodles for 1 minute. Drain. Toss with beans and sauce.

I’ll let you know how it turned out!

 

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Sweet & Sour Chicken & Crock Pot Fried Rice

  I LOVE Chinese food and have found THE PERFECT recipes!!  The Sweet and Sour Chicken is so good I think I will need to make a double or triple batch next time so I have plenty of leftovers!  It truly tastes like something you would get at a Chinese restaurant!  The Fried Rice is so easy to make and tastes so much like what you would get in a restaurant also!  The picture isn’t the best quality, sorry about that!  This meal is one of my very favorites!  Try it out and enjoy!!
Ingredients
4 chicken breast
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 cup cornstarch
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup canola oil
3/4 cup sugar, sweet sour sauce
4 tbsp ketchup
1/2 cup white vinegar
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp garlic salt
Notes / Directions

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

The chicken coating:

3-4 boneless chicken breasts
salt + pepper
1 cup cornstarch
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup canola oil

The sweet and sour sauce:

3/4 cup sugar
4 tbs ketchup
1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
1 tbs soy sauce
1 tsp garlic salt

Start by preheating your oven to 325 degrees. Rinse your chicken breasts in water and then cut into cubes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Dip chicken into the cornstarch to coat then dip into the eggs. Heat your 1/4 cup oil in a large skillet and cook your chicken until browned but not cooked through. Place the chicken in a 9×13 greased baking dish. Mix all of your sweet and sour sauce ingredients in a bowl with a whisk and then pour evenly over the chicken. Bake for one hour and during the baking process you will need to turn the chicken every 15 minutes.

Crock Pot Fried Rice
Ingredients
2 cup rice, leftover cooked
3 tbsp butter
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 onion, yellow
1 cup peas and carrots, frozen thawed
1 egg
1 tbsp sesame seed, for garnish
Notes / Directions
The Directions.Plop everything on in there together.Mix it around, and cook on high for 2-3 hours, or on low for 3-4. You are only heating everything up and cooking the egg.

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