Dec 2, 2016
Friday Feasting: Easy Chicken
"This is our go-to meal when we are hungry, and nothing is ready. With four teenage boys at my house, this became a favorite—so much that they learned to cook this meal. YES, it is that easy!
We’ve done variations on this. We’ve used chicken thighs instead of breasts. Simply reduce the simmering to 7-8 minutes per side. We have also used this sauce for pork chops and steak. It works well. Just adjust cooking/simmering time so the meat does not dry out. I highly recommend using Bragg Liquid Aminos all purpose seasoning in place of the soy sauce. It is gluten free! Sugar can be used instead of honey, but we found raw honey and fresh lemon juice really perk up the flavors. I do use my own homemade ketchup, but any ketchup is fine."
2 Tbs olive oil or coconut oil
1 medium onion, chopped
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
3 Tbs ketchup
2 Tbs soy sauce
2-3 Tbs honey
2 Tbs lemon juice
1 tsp ground black pepper
1. In a big frying pan, saute chopped onion in oil just until the onion becomes soft and tender.
2. While onions cook, combine ketchup, soy sauce, honey, lemon juice and pepper. In a mixing bowl. I use a whisk, but a spoon will do. The sauce can be done before cooking the onions if desired.
3. Add chicken and sear. It takes just a few minutes on each side. I move the onions to the side to accomplish quickly. The onions continue to cook, but on the side. Once chicken is seared on both sides, add the sauce. Make sure it is well mixed with onions and coat the chicken on both sides. Bring to a boil. As soon as sauce starts to bubble, reduce heat immediately and cover the pan. Simmer for 15 minutes and then turn chicken over. Simmer for another 10-15, depending on the thickness of the chicken.
Garnish with fresh basil if desired. Enjoy!!