Wednesday, 17 January 2007

Sticky Citrus Chicken

This recipe is from a 'Cooking for Kids' booklet that was free with Good Food magazine March 2006 issue. I believe the booklet was so popular, that they sold out of back issues of this particular copy. This is one of those dishes that is popular with kids and adults alike.

Sticky Citrus Chicken
Serves 4

3 large skinless chicken breasts, cut into finger strips
2 tbsp olive oil
juice 1 lemon, plus zest for the rice
1 sweet pepper/capsicum
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
juice 1 orange
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1-2 tbsp clear honey
2 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted

For the rice
200g long grain rice
100g frozen peas
knob butter
  • Toss the chicken in 1 tbsp olive oil, the lemon juice and a little black pepper. Add the chopped sweet pepper.
  • Cook the rice according to packet instructions. Add the peas for the remaining 2 minutes.
  • In a jug, mix the soy sauce with the orange juice, crushed garlic, and honey.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a large frying pan. Stir fry the chicken and pepper for 6-8 minutes.
  • Pour the soy mix over the chicken mix, and sprinkle in the sesame seeds. Cook over a high heat for 3-4 minutes.
  • Drain the rice. Stir in the lemon zest and butter. Serve with the citrus chicken.

This is such an easy recipe, but always goes down a treat.

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