Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Honey Ginger Chicken and Gingery Garlic Sugar Snap Peas

Say that 5 times fast!

This dish was full of my favourite flavours and filled the house up with yummy smells for the rest of the night. The Sugar Snap Peas came from this recipe in Chatelaine. The Chicken was marinated in some hoisin sauce, orange juice, soya sauce, garlic and ginger which later became a glaze once some honey was added and it was boiled on the stove.

Will for sure be making this again. Even brought it for lunch today because it made such a great quantity.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Chicken Marsala

Sorry for the poor quality photo. I was late getting dinner going and by the time I got it on the plate I barely had time to let it cool down before it completely disappeared.
This was such a simple and really flavourful recipe. Something we've started to do in the Smart Clutterbuck house is serve dinner on small plates instead of the big ones. Very simple concept...looks like more food because it takes up more plate...but isn't. We've also opted to forego the carbs, when possible, in favour of more protein and veggies.
The recipe is as follows:
1. Sprinkle Chicken Breasts with pepper and poultry seasoning
2. Slice mushrooms and saute in a pan until they release juices (a few minutes)
3. Add Chicken and brown on each side, push mushrooms to the side of the pan
4. Add 1/4 cup of Marsala and let simmer for a minute, Add 3/4 cups of low sodium beef broth, Simmer uncovered until Chicken is cooked
5. Dissolve some cornstarch in 1/4 cup of beef broth, add to pan, stir until sauce thickens
6. Plate Chicken, spoon sauce and mushrooms over chicken breast
7. Watch Clutterbuck actually lick the plate clean once the chicken is gone....we're all class at the Smart-Clutterbuck house :)