Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Soy Simmered Chicken - Donna Hay
****I have decided to move my Donna Hay posts here from My Sweet and Savory since I have put it to sleep. I love my Donna recipes and want to share them with you. There will be several new posts brought over and I do hope you make some of them. Donna produces good recipes.***
Wednesday is approaching which means Donna Hay comes onto the scene. This week, I chose the recipe and as a lover of chicken cutlets and sauces with soy as a main component, this was easy to select. This recipe took little time to prepare as well as a short time to cook.
Hubby called to tell me when he was due home. Twenty minutes before that time, I started with the chicken. I had taken out the ingredients when I arrived home from work. I was ready to go.
The cutlets cooked in the liquid which thickened up and which I added to fried rice. Yummy. I also served spinach to make a well balanced dinner, for us.
This used more sesame oil than I usually use and I was nervous because that is not a favorite but it must have worked since I didn't taste it. I used Mirin for the cooking wine. I am not sure what the Chinese wine referred to.
This worked in well with the leftover rice. Someone had asked me to make them a side dish, the other day and I made two casseroles, no additional cooking. I simply microwaved the spinach (I only had frozen) and I had dinner on the table, on time. Happy husband ---- happy me.
Soy Simmered Chicken (page 100 in Modern Classics I )
This had only a few ingredients, ginger, Mirin, cinnamon,anise, sesame oil, soy sauce and the chicken cutlets. I don't have the recipe in front of me. I think, I got all the ingredients. Will get the book and check it out. Making this basically meant mixing the ingredients and cooking the cutlets in it. How easy is that?