Sep 232013
 

Chicken with Broccoli (1) ~ Simple Recipes Dot Me

This is a very simple and easy dish with chicken…and comes with lots of veggies, in this case broccoli and red bell peppers. You can always add more color by adding green peppers. It is delicious when served over rice.

I love this dish because it is all in one…the protein and the greens.

Ingredients:

2 chicken breasts, sliced
2 to 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
½ tablespoon soy sauce
½ tablespoon corn starch
½ tablespoon olive oil

1 large red bell pepper
4 to 5 cups broccoli florets
1 small onion, sliced into small wedges
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

3 tablespoons soy sauce
¼ cup water
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon corn starch
Chili oil to taste

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Method:

Marinate the sliced chicken with garlic, soy sauce, olive oil and corn starch (5 first ingredients).

In the meantime blanch the broccoli florets.

In a wok add the 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sauté the chicken until slightly golden. Remove and set aside. On the same wok, add one more tablespoon of olive oil and stir fry onion and bell pepper for a couple of minutes and add the broccoli.

Remove all the vegetables and place together with the chicken.

Add the ingredients for the sauce in a medium heat and mix continuously until the sauce turns slightly thick. Stir in the chicken and the vegetables, mix gently until all combined and cook for another minute or so.

Serve with rice.

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Chicken with Broccoli (5) ~ Simple Recipes Dot Me

Enjoy!

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Aug 122013
 

Kimchi Stir Fry Rice (1) ~ Simple Recipes Dot Me

This recipe was inspired from the one that I saw on Sissi’s blog, With a Glass, Kimchi Fried Rice, since then I wanted to make this kimchi fried rice. Well, I got a big jar of kimchi from Costco and here I am, for the very first time cooking with kimchi.

What is kimchi? Kimchi is a fermented dish which uses cabbage or radish, made with a mix of garlic, salt, vinegar, chili pepper and other spices. Yes, it is true, you might need to acquire the taste of it…especially the smell. Can you believe the kimchi is used in almost everything from soups to pizza topping and hamburger…yes, you read it right!

Anyway, once you get acquainted with the smell and taste you might even crave for it.

I pretty much adapt my “regular” fried rice recipe and just added kimchi to it.

Kimchi Stir Fry Rice (2) ~ Simple Recipes Dot Me

Kimchi Stir Fry Rice (3) ~ Simple Recipes Dot Me

Ingredients:

2 eggs, scrambled
2 chicken breasts cut into small cubes
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
½ tablespoon soy sauce
2 ½ tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
½ tablespoon corn starch
1 small onion chopped
2 cups of cooked left over rice
2 ½ cups of frozen Soycutash from Trader Joe’s (or any frozen mixed vegetables)
½ to ¾ cup kimchi cut into bite size

Method:

Marinate the chicken breast with the garlic, soy sauce, ½ tablespoon olive oil, salt, pepper and corn starch. Let it sit for 5~10 minutes.

Quickly bring water to boil and cook the frozen vegetable as directed in the package, do not overcook. Drain and set aside.

In a wok sauté the chicken in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, browning slightly. Once the chicken is cooked set aside. In the same pan add one more tablespoon of olive oil and add the onion until slightly golden. Add the kimchi and mix gently, then add the rice, stir until well mixed.

Once the rice and kimchi are well blended, add the scrambled egg, veggies and the chicken. Stir gently until uniform. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve hot.

Kimchi Stir Fry Rice (4) ~ Simple Recipes Dot Me

Kimchi Stir Fry Rice (5) ~ Simple Recipes Dot Me

Kimchi Stir Fry Rice (6) ~ Simple Recipes Dot Me

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that kimchi in Korea is considered in “super food”? Kimchi is loaded of fiber, vitamins A, B and C and the main claim is due to the “healthy bacteria”, lactobacilli the ones that are found in yogurt, therefore helps digestion.

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May 272013
 

Oven Fried Panko Chicken (1) ~ Simple Recipes Dot Me

First of all…Happy Memorial Day!

I love the simplicity of this chicken…while the chicken is baking you can prepare the salad to go with it…
You can dip the pieces of chicken in any sauce if you desire, but I can assure you, very little is needed since the pieces of chicken are packed with flavor…

Ingredients:

2 chicken breasts thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic finely chopped
¼ cup cilantro finely chopped (or parsley)
Salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons flour or cornstarch

Approximately 2 cups of panko
1 egg plus 2 tablespoon of water

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Oven Fried Panko Chicken (3) ~ Simple Recipes Dot Me

Method:

Preheat oven to 400F.

In a bowl place the chicken, garlic, cilantro (or parsley), salt and pepper. Mix well and add flour. Mix gently until all the pieces of chicken are evenly coated with flour.

Place the egg and water in a deep plate, beat with a fork as you a making an omelet. On the second deep plate add the panko.

Dip the pieces of chicken, one by one into the egg and then on the panko. Set all the pieces aside until they are all coated with panko.

Spray a baking sheet (or silicone mate) with olive oil and gently place the chicken on the sheet. Lightly spray the pieces of chicken.

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Oven Fried Panko Chicken (5) ~ Simple Recipes Dot Me

Bake the chicken in a preheated oven for 25 minute at 400F.

Serve hot.

If you enjoy this recipe you might want to check on Simple Panko Crusted Chicken Cutlets which the chicken cutlets are pan fried.

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that “panko” is a Japanese term for “bread crumbs”? Panko is the Japanese version of bread crumbs and they are lighter, crispier and crunchier then the conventional bread crumbs. Panko are more like flakes then crumbs.

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Mar 112013
 


Miso Marinated Chicken from Simple Recipes Dot  Me

I had a wonderful week in one of my favorite place…Cancun, as a matter of fact we go to the same place at least once a year…especially when I feel the need to unwind…

After spending so many days without any cooking I had to start slowly…to avoid any “shock”. This is a very simple recipe for a chicken marinate…the flavor of the white miso is delicate and not overwhelming. This marinate sure brings the grilled chicken to a different level. It is easy and works great when served with a side of green salad.

If you do not have your grill set, you can always pan fry on the stove.

Ingredients:

4 to 6 deboned and skinless chicken thigh
1 tablespoon white miso diluted in 2 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
½ tablespoon chili oil
1 tablespoon cooking wine

Miso Marinated Chicken from Simple Recipes Dot Me

Miso Marinated Chicken from Simple Recipes Dot Me

Method:

Mix all the ingredients together except for the chicken and make a sauce.

Cover the chicken thighs with the sauce and set in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.

Place in a grill until fully cooked. Serve hot or warm.

Miso Marinated Chicken from Simple Recipes Dot  Me

Miso Marinated Chicken from Simple Recipes Dot  Me

If you enjoy this simple recipe for Miso Marinated Chicken, you might want to check on Miso Marinated Scallops or Speedy Miso Salmon.

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that miso is produced by the fermentation of soy? Moreover, it can be a product of fermentation of rice, wheat, hemp, buckwheat, barley or as well as the combination of many grains.

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Oct 222012
 

This is my version of chicken rice bowl…I mainly prepared the chicken with a lot of different vegetables and topped over steamed rice. This is a very simple recipe, especially when I feel like “cleaning” the fridge and use up all the vegetables. It is very versatile and you can use all kind of your favorite vegetables and meat, or tofu if you are vegetarian.
Oh! Another thing, this is great for next day lunch!

Ingredients:

2 chicken breast cup in cubes
3 to 4 cloves of garlic chopped
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon soy sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
½ tablespoon light olive oil

1 cup of Brussel sprouts cut into quarter and blanched
2 zucchinis cut into cubes
2 red bell peppers cut into cubes
1 small onion cut into cubes

1 tablespoon light olive oil
½ tablespoon sesame oil

Steamed rice

Method:

Add to the chicken the garlic, soy sauce, olive oil, cornstarch, salt and pepper and it sit for 5 minutes.

Sauté the chicken in olive oil, until slightly golden color. Remove from the heat and set aside.

In the same pan add the onion until brown, add the remaining vegetables until cooked but not soggy. Add more salt and pepper to taste.

Add to the vegetables the chicken and mix gently. Drizzle sesame oil and remove from the heat.

Have the bowls of rice ready and top it with the chicken and veggies mixture. Serve hot.

If you enjoy this rice dish you might want to check on Fried Rice recipe.

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that rice bowl in Japanese is called “donburi”?

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Jul 232012
 

I got this idea for warm chicken salad from Katerina at Culinary Flavors. I don’t know if you remember, Katerina is a dear blogger friend that when we were in Greece she and her husband received us so graciously, hosting us to a wonderful dinner at the local Greek restaurant, and we learned so much about the culture and life in Greece. Anyway, when I saw this recipe on her blog I thought, yes…I can use this recipe for chicken and make it into a meal by layering Katerina’s Mediterranean Chicken Stir-Fry on a bed of greens. No need to mention (although I just did it), my husband was giving me compliments throughout the dinner…I had to acknowledge that the tasty chicken recipe came from Katerina, which was nice, because during dinner we could again share memories of our trips to Turkey and Greece…

Since the weather is getting warm here in Southern California and the days longer, I love this kind of meal, simple, quick, easy and tasty so we have time to walk at the beach after dinner before gets dark.

I adapted the recipe since I am cooking for 2 people, and please hop Katerina’s site Culinary Flavors for more details. So here is the simple recipe for this tasty chicken 🙂

Ingredients:

Chicken

2 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless cut in small cubes
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 pinch of dried oregano
1 pinch of dried basil
1 pinch of thyme
1 pinch of rosemary
Parsley chopped to taste
Salt and pepper to your taste

Salad

Greens of your preference
Tomatos
Kalamata olives

Method:

Chicken

Place all the ingredients together, mix the chicken with the herbs, and let it marinated for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

In a wok or frying pan over medium-high heat and stir-fry the chicken until cooked and golden brown. Set aside.

Assembly

On a plate spread the greens, tomatoes and Kalamata olives, and top with the stir-fried chicken. Serve immediately.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did. You might want to check Grilled Salmon and Shrimp with Cilantro and Lemon, these are great topped on a bed of greens.

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Jun 252012
 

This is one of my husband favorite dishes…he claims that he could eat this curry everyday…I still have to test this statement.
Actually it is very simple and yes, it is very tasty, but I could not see myself eating this everyday…
This time I served with udon noodles, but you can serve over rice, pasta…in another words, any kind of carbs.
In this recipe I added extra curry powder for flavor and spiciness enhancement. You can use only the curry cubes if you wish, especially if you are serving to kids.

Ingredients:

3 chicken breasts, cut in big chunks
6 small red potatoes, cut into quarters
5 carrots, cut in big chunks
2 zucchinis, cut in big chunks
8 oz crimini mushroom cut in half
1 tablespoon Madras curry powder
4 cubes of curry
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 ½ to 3 cup water
1 small onion, cut into big chunks

Method:

Sauteé the onion in the olive oil, once the onion start to soften, add the curry powder, continue to cook until a nice fragrance comes out. Add the chicken breast, and brown the chicken. Once the chicken pieces are slightly browned, add the water and let it boil under high heat.
Add the potatoes, cook for a couple of minutes. Add the carrot, until slightly soft, then the mushroom and finally the zucchini. Make sure that you do not overcook the zucchini. Once the vegetables are at the consistency of your liking add the curry cubes. Stir gently so the cubes are all dissolved in the broth. Boil for a minute or two and it is ready to serve.

If you like udon, you might want to check on stir fry udon noodles.


Did you know that curry is a leave? It is confusing since that the curry that we know is a combination of spices and herbs , which may include curry leaves and its mixture varies by countries and regions.

Okay, so here are some more pictures from our vacation in Beijing…Ming Dynasty Tombs and the Great Wall.

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