This is a quick and tasty meal I use when I know only a 30 minute meal will cut it. It’s fairly simple and quick to make with things you have around the house. I like this meal for a quick meal after work when I need to get something on the table before my boy screams at me for not having food at his highchair.
- 2 lbs boneless chicken breasts; cut into bite-size pieces *
- 1 tbsp real butter (you can use olive oil, but my lovely doesn’t like it)
- 2 garlic cloves; crushed
- 1/3 teaspoon fresh shaved/grated ginger
- 2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/3 cup apple juice
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 3 tbsp ketchup (I am not a fan of ketchup on anything, but used this to save time. You could use tomato puree if you prefer)
- 1 1/2 tbsp cider vinegar
- 3/4 cup water *
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch; (if thick sauce desired, add it)
Melt butter or heat oil in a large skillet.
Add chicken pieces and cook until lightly browned.
Add remaining ingredients, heating over medium heat until well blended and dissolved.
Add chicken and bring to a hard boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes uncovered.
Serve over hot rice.
* A couple of notes here. You can use up to 3lbs and water with this if you would rather spread out the flavor a little. So keep this in mind. No water and less meat = intense favor. More meat and more water= less intense. I tend to buy chicken in strange amounts like 2.22 lbs or 2.72 lbs, so I just adjust as needed)