Thursday, April 8, 2010

Practicing What I Preach and Ginger Glazed Chicken

Just so you know, I really do practice what I preach:

5 pounds of shelled peas:

Blanched, bagged and ready for the freezer (off camera - a big bowl ready for tonight's dinner)

Ginger Glazed Chicken: serves 4

4 medium skinless, boneless chicken breasts
salt and pepper
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup orange juice
2 teaspoons ground ginger

Wash and pat dry your chicken breasts. Season with salt and pepper. Preheat the grill.

Combine chicken broth, brown sugar, honey, orange juice and ginger in a small saucepan. Bring to a big simmer and cook until syrupy, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool slightly.

Grill chicken breast, brushing on the ginger glaze.

Serve with fresh peas. (what? that surprises you?)

A Cook's Notes: these chicken breasts were large so I made only 3 - plenty for dinner and some leftover for a delicious chicken salad for tomorrow's lunch. Cube leftover chicken, add raisins, celery, almonds and the least amount of mayo to hold together, serve on torn Boston Lettuce leaves.


  1. The peas haven't made it to me yet, but I'm eagerly awaiting them!

  2. I think I'll have to convert this to the oven friendly version as we are now enjoying your rain.

  3. Those fresh peas look wonderful and the grilled chicken looks, divine! Great glaze! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I'm not much on peas, but the chicken is very appealing!

  5. I love the ginger sauce at Japanese restaurants. Is it the same type of flavor?

  6. Kate - When they do finally arrive, enjoy!

    Whitney - absolutely this recipe transfers to the oven

    Marguerite - I bet your neck of the woods is looking beautifully spring like now.

    Buffalo - the chicken was good!

    Otin - yes, the flavor is similar, without all the fat, that's a good thing!

    Ann - you can't get any fresher than farm to table.

  7. Stop it, stop it - you're making me jealous! We don't have fresh peas in season yet!

  8. Rachel - they will come!

    Jeve - Just so you know, babies (children) LOVE chicken.

  9. Oh, my! My mouth is absolutely watering!! Dinner looks fab, and the left-overs to die for! Simply scrumptious! And I'm a BIG chicken fan!! Must try these recipes...You are simply amazing! ~Janine Xo

  10. My favorite thing to eat before I went vegan: macaroni and cheese with a huge side of peas. :)

  11. I miss mom everyday. By the way I did have to go to the Exhibit. There was no getting out of that for me. I'm sure I would love it if I went today. You have a great memory for your age . . . Happy Birthday to my oldest friend in the world!


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