Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Honey Ginger Chicken with Peppers

This is for Magazine Mondays.  I have wanted to participate in this for a while but on my list of places to get recipes, you will not find magazines, until recently, when I started getting magazines.  I won Eating Well from Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free,   I am waiting for my first copy.  I also get Cooking Light and Food Network.  Of course, there are good recipes in all of these.  This time, Martha was on the kitchen table, as I said, I was going to look up a recipe.  Seeing Martha Stewart grinning up at me, charmed me into looking through the magazine and there was the little recipe.

Last Friday, my husband made us a terrific chicken dinner.  He does not cook often but when he does, he tends to do a great job.  He has more patience than I do, with cutting and chopping and unlike me, he follows directions.  I guess, there are times, following directions pay off.

Last night, I brought home some chicken cutlets, still in the mood for stir-fry and I made a much simpler dinner that I think was better.  I also made this rice, my miracle rice.  We ate very well with little preparation.

Hubby was nice enough to cut the chicken into strips so it was easygoing.

Honey Ginger Chicken with Peppers (stir-fry)  adapted from Martha Stewart - Food Everyday- Jan./Feb.


1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons Canola oil
1 pound chicken cutlets, sliced into a quarter inch strips
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 red pepper, sliced thinly
cooked rice    


In a small bowl, stir together honey, vinegar and soy sauce.

Heat a large skillet and add one tablespoon canola oil.

Add chicken and stir until opaque but not cooked through.  (3 minutes)

Transfer to a plate.  Put aside.  

Add 1 tablespoon oil and ginger and garlic.  Stir for thirty seconds.

Add peppers and stir for two minutes.

Add soy mixture and bring to a boil.

Return chicken to skillet and toss until sauce thickens and chicken is cooked thoroughly.  (3 minutes)

Serve over rice.   

I use the Royal Blend above which takes one and half cups of water to one cup of rice (delicious rice).  I cook it in the vegetable soup above, Imagine Organic.  I am not sure why this combination is so delicious, but it is.  I do put a teaspoon of margarine in the rice with the soup and it cooks with the other two ingredients.  After it boils, lower to simmer.  Cook for fifteen minutes and then let stand, covered, for ten minutes.  Rice and the chicken with a salad makes a great tasting dinner.


  1. This sounds just like something I would choose to make. I love the sound of it. Isnt it nice when they help out in the kitchen??

    Happy New Year to you!

  2. Oh Chaya,if there is an award for Domestic Godess i wanna confer it upon u...oh the wonderfull blizzard of cooking u do...
    and this one is very very good-i can feel the flavs mingle too ...on my tatse buds as i take in a bite...jus my kinda lunch or dinner...

  3. This looks really good, especially with the rice!

    Happy New Year, Chaya. I'm glad I found your blog this year.

  4. All this looks terrific... A great well thought out tossed together meal

  5. Honey and ginger sound like such a good flavoring for chicken! I know I would absolutely love this meal.

    The only magazine I buy on occasion is the Rachael Ray magazine. And I have never actually cooked anything from it. Her recipes just get added to my HUGE list of bookmarked ones. Sigh. One of these days...

    Happy New Year!

  6. I absolutely love your blog. Great job!!!!

  7. Ooooee! I love the sounds of this one! Great color, great flavor. :-)

  8. I'm looking for recipes for after the holiday rich foods are all gone. And this recipe sounds so good and light and delicious!

    Happy New Year!

  9. I think I have everything for this. I'm definitely going to be having this REAL soon! My mouth is watering for it!!

  10. Tried to post a comment before, but it didn't show up. :-( (It could be in your spam folder I guess.) Anyway, I love honey and ginger and then to see that this recipe has sweet red peppers (vs green) makes it a winner for me. I might tweak it slightly based on what I have on hand. Will report back and let you know how it comes out, Chaya. :-)



  11. Love the flavor combination here. Looks great! Thank you for sharing it on Friday Foodie Fix!

  12. This looks really good. Thank you for sharing it on Friday Foodie Fix.


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