This is one of our go to meals as far as easy, quick and only requires a few ingredients goes. I almost always have everything that's needed to put this one together so it works in a pinch quite nicely....and it's super tasty.
Hope you like it!
In a saucepan over medium heat combine:
½ cup sugar
½ low sodium soy sauce
1 minced or pressed garlic clove
½ tsp. ginger (either fresh, grated or from your spice cabinet)
pepper to taste
Side note: did you know that you can keep a piece of fresh ginger in your freezer. Just tightly wrap in plastic wrap to store it. When you need some just peel the little bit you need and grate or chop it and put the rest back in the freezer. It adds a ton more flavor than the dried powdered version.
1 Tbsp cornstarch 1 Tbsp water Add to your saucepan and bring to a slow boil until mixture is slightly thickened
In a 9 x 13 dish or something similar, place up to 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, either left whole or cut into smaller pieces. Pour your sauce over the chicken and turn each piece to coat. Cover with foil and place in a 350° oven for about 25 minutes. The time will depend greatly on the size of your chicken (whole, thick, thin, cut up?). Remove the foil the last 5-10 minutes to allow it to brown a little.
Options: When you remove the foil, you can add a can of drained mandarin oranges or a can of chunk pineapple to the chicken.
Either are very yummy, but optional. I chose oranges this time. I serve this over brown rice and a side of steamed broccoli or sugar snap peas...and maybe some grapes too. Delicious and easy! Enjoy! PS: I know ya'll are very jealous of our fine dining china and are really desiring a set for yourselves, but I'm sorry Walmart no longer carries this line.