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.

14 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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

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  8. Rachel - they will come!

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

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  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

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

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  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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