Not sure what to make for dinner tonight? Had a long day and don’t want to spend all your time in the kitchen? Looking for something quick and easy? Tired of me asking you rhetorical questions and want me to stop? If so, I’ve got the perfect recipe for you!
We eat a lot of stir-fry in our house because it’s a fast meal with ingredients that I usually have stocked in our pantry. Simply marinate sliced chicken breast in low-sodium soy sauce, brown sugar, and cornstarch for 15-20 minutes, drain the marinade, then quickly saute in hot sesame oil and voilà! Serve warm over brown rice or noodles, or over this quinoa fried rice.
- 1 1/2 lb. chicken breast, sliced into 1 inch pieces
- 2/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 4 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, and cornstarch in a small bowl and whisk until sugar has dissolved. Place chicken breast in a shallow container, then pour soy sauce mixture over, covering all pieces. Cover and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes. Remove the chicken from the fridge, drain about 2/3 of the marinade, reserving only a small amount with the chicken.
- Heat sesame oil over medium high heat in a wok. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken and stir fry for 5-6 minutes, or until chicken is completely cooked.
- Serve warm with rice or noodles.