Thursday, March 6, 2014

Ginger Plum Chicken

These flavors are so refreshing and different. I love cooking chicken in a pan sauce because not only is it quick, but it also keeps the chicken moist. I used lemon plums for this recipe (I never knew they existed until I saw them in my grocery store today) so that is why they aren't purple! Of course, regular plums would work perfectly. I served my chicken over roasted paprika butternut squash sauteed with mushrooms, zucchini, nutritional yeast, spices, and a few splashes of Bragg's Liquid Aminos (similar to soy sauce). This was a delicious and healthy meal!



Ginger Plum Chicken

Serves 2

Ingredients:

2 (4-ounce) thin sliced chicken breasts
1 teaspoon ground ginger
Salt and pepper
1 medium plum, thinly sliced
1/4 cup vegetable or chicken broth

Directions:

1. Heat a non stick pan over medium heat and coat with cooking spray. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Rub the chicken evenly with the ginger on both sides. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
2. Add chicken to the pan. Cook for about 3-4 minutes, then flip. Cook for another 3-4 minutes (depending on the thickness of your chicken). Remove from heat.
3. Coat the pan with cooking spray and lower heat slightly. Add the plum slices and saute until soft (about 8-10 minutes). Add the vegetable (or chicken) broth. Cook until the broth starts to bubble and reduce (about 3-4 minutes). Add chicken back to the pan and coat in the sauce.
4. Remove from heat and serve!