Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Sticky Chile Chicken

Last week, for research purposes, I went out and got Donna Hay Magazine Issue #31.

Tonight was the first dinner from the magazine (tune in Friday night for the second) and I have to say, YUM! Her recipes are straight forward, aren't ingredient heavy, and there are tons of photos. Love it! I will certainly look for it again at Borders.

I probably didn't let the sauce simmer long enough at the end, because it wasn't as sticky as it looked in the magazine photo. I will say that it was super spicy - but not in an evil way. The recipe called for "small red chiles," so I picked up some small red Thai chiles from Wegmans. I also used a serrano chile I had leftover from the weekend. Spicy that makes your nose run, but not so spicy you cry. Make sense?

I did cheat a little. I made the brown rice last night. After work and the gym, I really don't want to wait while my rice cooks for 45 minutes. I made enough for two dinners, so we'll have the rest tomorrow.


Sticky Chile Chicken
Donna Hay Magazine, Issue 31

4 chicken breasts (7 oz each)
¼ cup hoisin sauce
¼ cup soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 small red chiles, chopped
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/3 cup water
steamed rice and Asian greens to serve

Place the chicken, hoisin sauce, soy, garlic, chili and sugar in a bowl and toss to coat. Set aside to marinate for 10 minutes.

Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the oil and chicken, reserving the marinade, and cook for 5-6 minutes each side or until cooked through. Remove from the frying pan and keep warm. Add the marinade and water to the frying pan and cook, over medium heat, for 2-3 minutes or until the sauce is thick and syrupy. Slice the chicken, spoon over the sauce and serve with steamed rice and Asian greens.

Serves 4.


Lis said...

Looks and sounds wonderful, Katie! I've made a version of sticky chicken before and remember it being pretty darned tasty (as well as messy) so I'm up to try it again - this recipe will be right up Hubbs' alley with all the spice.

Thanks for sharing with us! :D


Kristen said...

That looks like a delicious recipe! I need to grab some of those magazines too if her recipes aren't ingredient heavy. I love straight up recipes like this.

joey said...

I have tried this recipe! It's yummy :) I subscribe to DHM and I'm never disappointed, plus I feel they have a longer shelf life then other magazines because I refer back to them like I would cookbooks :)

sharon said...

sorry but is that a 1/4 CUP? of soya sauce, it looks gorgeous and I am hoping to make it this evening!!!

Katie B. said...

Sharon - yep, 1/4 cup soy sauce! Good catch!! Let me know how you liked it!