Asian Aromatic ChickenSubmitted by: HAPPYTIGER
IntroductionChinese comfort food! This is sometimes called "soy sauce chicken" in restaurants, and it's great with a side of broccoli and brown rice. Chinese comfort food! This is sometimes called "soy sauce chicken" in restaurants, and it's great with a side of broccoli and brown rice.
2 Tbsp minced green onions
1 Tbsp minced fresh garlic
3 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
2 Tbsp dry sherry
1 1/2 tsp hoisin sauce
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp Asian chile paste (sambal oelek)
1 cinnamon stick and 1 star anise, but can be deleted if you don't have them on hand
4 bone-in (8-oz) chicken breasts, skin removed
1 cup fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
Combine first 9 ingredients (omitting cinnamon and anise if desired) in a large zip-top bag. Add chicken to bag, seal and marinate in refrigerator for at least 6 hours and up to 24 hours, turning bag occasionally.
Remove chicken from bag and reserve marinade. Pour marinade into a large skillet, stir in chicken broth. Arrange chicken in a bamboo steamer coated with cooking spray (or metal steam basket, if you don't have a bamboo steamer), cover steamer with lid.
Place covered steam basket in skillet and bring marinade mixture to a boil. Steam the chicken over the boiling broth for 18 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the center of the breasts registers 165F. Transfer chicken to a platter.
Remove steamer from pan, strain marinade through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl and discard solids. Return mixture to pan and boil over high heat until reduced to 1/2 cup. Serve sauce with chicken.
Number of Servings: 4
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HAPPYTIGER.