Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins
This recipe was given to me by a knitting exchange partner and I just love it! It's really easy and quite delicious!
- 4 chicken breasts
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1⁄3 cup soy sauce
- 1⁄3 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1 tablespoon catsup
- 1⁄4 cup dry sherry or 1⁄4 cup apple juice
- 1⁄2-3⁄4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 garlic clove (pressed or minced)
- 1 green onion, sliced
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds (optional)
- Heat oil in large skillet and brown chicken.
- Mix soy sauce, brown sugar, 1/2 cup water, catsup, sherry (or apple juice), pepper flakes, garlic and onion together.
- Add mixture to chicken and simmer for 35-45 minutes.
- Blend cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water and add to sauce to thicken.
- Garnish with seeds and serve.
I make this recipe often. It is an old Foster Farms recipe that calls for a whole chicken instead of chicken breast. Everything else is the same and the chicken comes out very flavorful and moist.
Made this last night. Was super simple and even my boys ate some. I was craving chinese, but didn't want the expense of ordering out, yet needed a recipe that used what we had on hand. This fit the bill perfectly. I used the apple juice instead of the sherry. Next time I might throw in some green or red peppers for more variety.
This was one of the better recipes i've gotten in a while. I made it a one pot meal. The only thing I changed was to use a nice Pinot Grigio instead of sherry. I started the rice cooker first, and doubled the sauce for my bone-in split chicken breast. Then when the chicken was done and removed, I put the sauce to a fast boil, and added a bag of fresh broccoli for about 4 minutes, we like it crisp. Then I threw in a handful of mushrooms that were in the 'use it or lose it' zone. Once the mushrooms were done I added a little bit of starch to thicken the sauce. This sauce was good on everything. My girls (2 & 6) ate everything on their plates. Thank you for a really easy, full meal.