It’s Day 3 of the Eat from Your Pantry Challenge and I decided to try a new recipe. We eat quite a bit of chicken and I am always looking for a new way to fix it. This turned out to be delicious and as tasty as anything we’ve eaten in a Chinese restaurant. I served it with whole-grain brown rice and peas.
Spicy Chinese Chicken
- 3 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 3 Tbls olive oil
- 2 cloves of fresh garlic, crushed
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 2 tsp crushed red pepper (We like spicy. You can adjust the heat by adding less.)
- 1/2 cup apple juice
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 2 Tbls red wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup water
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Brown the chicken pieces and then set them aside in a heat-proof dish.
In the same skillet, mix all remaining ingredients. Heat to a boil.
Once sauce is boiling, add browned chicken pieces to sauce and reduce heat to a bubbling simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes. Serve over rice.
Delicious and simple! This one’s a keeper.