Monday, May 23, 2011

Saucy Mama Pacific Rim Ginger Chicken

For our Saucy Mama 5 ingredient recipe contest, we really wanted to come up with an "out of the box" recipe. Tasting this sauce immediately took me to an Asian dish. I envisioned something with a little crunch and texture.

The Pacific Ginger Dressing is the perfect accompaniment - it gives it a little sweetness and a little tang. The Wife loved it - it was a perfect Asian meal, and we both liked that it remained healthy because the chicken is pan-seared as opposed to fried as in so many Asian recipes.

Ingredients:

1/2 head of Red Cabbage
1 cup Peanuts
Chicken Tenders - sliced into medallions
Rice Noodles
Saucy Mama Pacific Rim Ginger Dressing

Directions:

Slice cabbage.


Roughly chop peanuts.


Over medium high heat, add two tablespoons of olive oil and sautee the chicken until cooked through - stirring frequently. When cooked though, set chicken aside.


Meanwhile, start preparing the rice noodles as instructed on the package - all mine required was pouring hot water over them and letting them soak for 10 minutes.


In the same pan, reduce heat to medium and stir in the sliced cabbage. Cover and let wilt for 2-3 minutes. Stir cabbage for 10-15 seconds and add peanuts, stirring to combine.


Stir in 1/2 bottle of Saucy Mama Pacific Rim Ginger Dressing and peanuts - stir to combine.

Reduce heat to low, continuing to stir until the pan has cooled only slightly, and dressing starts to simmer/braise the cabbage. Cover and let the cabbage mixture braise for 5 minutes.

Stir in chicken and remaining bottle of Saucy Mama Pacific Rim Dressing.


Cover and let mixture braise over medium heat for 10 minutes.


Serve the cabbage and chicken over the rice noodles. Feel free to garnish with a little Sriracha - I did.

1 comment:

  1. I made this last night. It tasted great and was super easy. Thanks for the reipe.

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