4.26.2009

Lemon Ginger Chicken with Garlic and Ginger Broccoli


You will really have to look beyond these blurry photos and see the beauty of this dish! Apparently, I had my camera on the absolute worst setting when I took these! Can you hear me crying right now!

Don't you love my fancy, swirly chili sauce? Yeah, me too! When I brought this plate to my husband he said, "Oh, you didn't have to do all of this!". I was thinking, "Well, of course I did, it's for the blog photo, silly!


This dish is light, healthy and low in fat. I know that with swimsuit season approaching we cannot just go around eating cheesecake for breakfast anymore. Of course, I am not talking about me! I would never do that! No, really!

Okay, so here is what you will need for this recipe:
  • 8-10 boneless skinless chicken breast tenders
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • juice from 1/2 an orange
  • 1 tsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley (You can use fresh parsley, I just forgot to buy it.)
  • several turns of cracked pepper
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
Place everything into a Ziploc bag. Shake, shake, shake! Place in the refrigerator for 2 or more hours to marinade. Remove from bag and place on the grill and cook through. I cooked on the George Forman Grill this time and it turned out great!

I served the chicken with some
Ginger and Garlic Broccoli and Jasmine rice.


This is how I made the Garlic and Ginger Broccoli:
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp olive oil
Heat the oil in a saute pan. Add your garlic and ginger. Cook for about a minute. Add the broccoli and the water. Cover and cook on medium-low until tender crisp.

I know you will just love all of the great flavors in this!


~Enjoy!~

19 comments:

girlichef said...

These are great flavors...and yup, love the swirl of chili sauce :)

teresa said...

Mmmm, this looks wonderful, I love how pretty and healthy it is!

momstheword said...

I hear ya, everything irritates me during that time, lol!

This looks easy and nummy. I have to laugh that your hubby thought you went to all that work for him, lol!

Selba said...

Yumm... it looks so yummy!

The Blonde Duck said...

This looks light and delicious! Yum!

Ginger said...

I like the ginger in the broccoli. The whole dish sounds wonderful!!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I love everything in this dish and I love using lemon in the Spring and Summer. I really don't think your pictures look blurry.

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

Looks delicious. Although I'm not sure I'm ready to give up cheesecake for breakfast just yet. ;)

Randi Troxell said...

looks way yummy!

Mary at My New 30 said...

Hi! Saw you on Heidi's blog and thought I'd pop over and say hello! Glad I did cuz it sure looks like you have some yummy stuff here. This looks delicious - light and ready for spring!

Well, just wanted to say hello - have a great week!!

Little Miss Baker said...

Cute blog! Love love love it! Found you on the Secret's in the Sauce too :) Great site to find people like you! Check out my baking site if you have free time www.pinksugardesserts.com! Have a happy Monday!
- Rhiannon

mommaof4wife2r said...

men! ha! and i think i'm def gonna steal this recipe!!! for sure!

Cher said...

mmm, I love chicken. the possibilities are endless. stopping by from SITS! Enjoy your day!

Sweta said...

Ha ha ha-happens to me too!Now my hubby thinks I cook only so that I can put up the pics and recipe on my blog;-)
Great recipe-btw,what is the difference between kosher salt and regular salt?I've never used it.

Clare said...

Stopping by from SITS. Thank you for the scrummy recipe. I love to bake not cook. I wish that all we needed to sustain ourselves was dessert! Come say hello

http://clare-thisandthat.blogspot.com

Pixeltrash said...

Oh... why...oh... why did I stop here? LOL!

Now I'm VERY hungry. Your page header is enough to make me pass out. Looks so delicious!

This garlic and ginger broccoli dish sounds like something I could make tonight. Thanks for the yummy recipe!

WhisperingWriter said...

Yum!

I should swirl plates with chili sauce too.

Sweta said...

Thanks for clarifying about the kosher salt.I think it's called 'rock salt' back in India :)

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

I was totally having a good time reading your post until you mentioned swimsuit season!

Ugh...

Well, I guess I need to thank you for the low fat dish recipe. It does look delish and those are ingredients that I always have around! Chicken and Broccoli, two of my favorites!

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