Ginger-Soy Chicken Bowl

This recipe is something I just came up with yesterday and it is super easy to make. It is kind of like a healthier, homemade version of Big Bowl. Basically it is a rice and veggie bowl with marinaded chicken. To get really great flavor, marinate the chicken overnight.

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Ginger-Soy Chicken

Ingredients:

2-3 chicken breasts

1 head garlic, peeled and minced

2-3 Tablespoons fresh, grated ginger

1/2 cup soy sauce

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 Tablespoons sesame oil (plus more for the pan)

4 carrots, sliced about 1/4 inch

2 cups broccoli florets

4 cups white rice, cooked

Directions:

Make sure garlic and ginger are finely grated/minced (can even be run in food processor). Whisk together soy sauce, sesame oil, and brown sugar. Add garlic and ginger to mixture and whisk until combined.

On a clean cutting board, cut raw chicken breasts into desired size (I cut about 1-1/2 inch pieces). Place in a plastic bag or clean re-usable plastic container, then cover with marinade. Let sit for at least one hour, up to one day (more marinating=stronger flavor).

Once chicken is ready, remove from marinade. Reserve the marinade and boil for a few minutes in a small saucepan to produce sauce.

Heat a large skillet on medium heat and coat pan with sesame oil. Add the chicken and cook chicken pieces, turning every few minutes, until cooked through (this depends on the size, but mine took about 12 minutes).

While the chicken is cooking, steam the broccoli and carrots. This takes about 8-10 minutes, so the timing is perfect. You can steam in a pan or the microwave, it doesn’t make much difference.

Once vegetables are steamed and chicken is done, you can build your bowl! If you want something more spicy, adding sriracha or chili works well. Otherwise, the sauce produced from the marinade is very sharp with fresh ginger. Place veggies, chicken, and sauce on top of rice and you’re done.

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This recipe is super easy and quite quick if you made the rice and marinate ahead of time! Eliminating rice is also an option, though I personally love rice. Hopefully this recipe made sense! Because of the ginger and garlic, it is really good to eat this if you are fighting a cold (plus the rice, chicken, and veggies will give you great energy).

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