Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Bourbon Chicken

This sauce from this was excellent! However, next time I would use boneless, skinless chicken thighs because the chicken breasts got a little dry.
I did cut back on the crushed red pepper for the kids - I just used a little sprinkle. And no, there is no bourbon in this recipe :)

Bourbon Chicken
recipezaar.com, recipe #45809

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/4 teaspoon ginger
3/4 crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup apple juice
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup soy sauce

Heat oil in a large skillet. Add chicken pieces and cook until lightly browned. Remove chicken.

Add remaining ingredients, heating over medium heat until well mixed and dissolved. Add chicken and bring to a hard boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

Serve over hot rice.

4 servings

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Quick Meat Loaf

This is going to be my new go-to recipe for meat loaf. It is so good - incredibly moist, and it cooks in half the time of a regular meat loaf. And I love how the sweet ketchup plays off the slightly spicy meat.

Quick Meat Loaf
Cooking Light

1/3 cup chopped green onions
3 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 pound ground sirloin
1 large egg, lightly beaten
6 tablespoons ketchup, divided
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400°.

Combine first 9 ingredients in a large bowl; add 1/4 cup ketchup. Mix beef mixture with hands just until combined. Shape beef mixture into a 9 x 4–inch loaf on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes. Brush top of meat loaf with remaining 2 tablespoons ketchup. Bake 7 additional minutes or until done. Slice loaf into 8 equal pieces.

4 servings