Oct
28
2013

Chicken in Brown Sauce {Menu Plan Monday}

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Chicken in Brown Sauce

A few years ago when I wanted to prepare a few homemade dishes for Chinese New Year, I did a little research and found a recipe for chicken in brown sauce. Not sure if my kids would go for it or not- I made a small portion and offered a little “taste test” to my crew…. and at the moment the tried it- apparently the clouds parted and the angels sang- because my kids declared it to be “good”! “Amazing” even! So buoyed by my great success- I have played around a bit with the recipe over the years- and scaled it up a bit to fit my large family.

Chicken in Brown Sauce:

Take 8-10 skinless, boneless thin-sliced chicken breasts and cut them into bite-sized pieces with kitchen scissors to make it easier for the kids to eat.

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Lightly brown the chicken pieces in a small amount of sesame oil. Remove the pieces as they are browned and continue in batches until you have browned all of the chicken.

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The Sauce:

3 minced garlic cloves
6 T soy sauce
4 T brown sugar
1 1/2 cups of chicken broth
2 T cornstarch
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Remove the browned chicken pieces from the pan, and then add the garlic, soy sauce, brown sugar, and 1 cup of chicken broth. Cook for 1 minute.

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In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine the remaining 1/2 cup of chicken broth with the cornstarch. Stir to dissolve the cornstarch. Add the cornstarch mixture to pan on the stove. Cook for one minute to thicken.

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Return the chicken to the pan, stir to coat chicken in the sauce.

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Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes until chicken is cooked through.

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Serve over steamed rice.

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Chicken in Brown Sauce

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Ingredients

  • 8-10 skinless, boneless thin-sliced chicken breasts
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 6 T soy sauce
  • 4 T brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups of chicken broth
  • 2 T cornstarch

Instructions

  1. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces with kitchen scissors to make it easier for the kids to eat.
  2. Lightly brown the chicken pieces in a small amount of sesame oil. Remove the pieces as they are browned and continue in batches until you have browned all of the chicken.
  3. Remove the browned chicken pieces from the pan, and then add the garlic, soy sauce, brown sugar, and 1 cup of chicken broth. Cook for 1 minute.
  4. In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine the remaining 1/2 cup of chicken broth with the cornstarch. Stir to dissolve the cornstarch. Add the cornstarch mixture to pan on the stove. Cook for one minute to thicken.
  5. Return the chicken to the pan, stir to coat chicken in the sauce.
  6. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
  7. Serve over steamed rice.
http://momof6.com/food-kids-will-eat/chicken-in-brown-sauce/
 Chicken in Brown Sauce {Menu Plan Monday}

Menu Plan Monday!

This recipe is part of our new series Menu Plan Monday where I will be linking up Org Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday post. 

Here’s what my family will be dining on this week:

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Tuesday: Taco Dumplings

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Wednesday: BBQ Chicken Legs

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Thursday: It’s Halloween! Order in pizza!

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Friday: Best EVER Tomato Soup

Saturday: Date Night!

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Sunday: French Dip Sandwiches from Our Best Bites

What’s on your meal plan for the week? Please leave a comment below- and share links to your favorite recipes!
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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sharyl November 4, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Made this tonight..huge hit! Thank you!

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2 Sharon
Twitter: sharonmomof6
November 5, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Yay! Thanks so much for telling me!

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3 Brandie Didion January 17, 2014 at 11:32 pm

Made tonight for dinner. We liked it.

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4 Sharon
Twitter: sharonmomof6
January 19, 2014 at 4:28 pm

Awesome! Thanks for letting me know Brandie! It’s on our menu plan this week too!

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