Yesterday Jodi and I got together for a play date for Sam and Khali. And then we decided we could have dinner and some dessert together. Since adding one addition to each of our family’s, we don’t get to spend as much time together cooking/baking. And since Jodi had her pounds of strawberries, she got to make something with those. My meal was this Honey Garlic Chicken.
I went to tell Craig that it was his turn to make dinner (Saturday night). He said ok, why? Well because I cook dinner every night and I’d like a break. He asked what he was making and I showed him this picture of the chicken. He sort of laughed. I knew I was just kidding. I’ve been looking forward to making this all week. And then even more excited to cook with my Two Girls Cooking buddy!!!
Jodi had the dessert made prior to coming over. That post will follow this…no dessert before dinner!!
But I will say they were good!! I did try one. No sugar didn’t count yesterday. Those were calling my name!
Here’s a little look at the little ones at their play date. Toys weren’t the center of their attention. Sam (Jodi’s son) knows how to to put a movie on her iPad and watch it. I do believe I’ve had to call her once to ask her how to play movies and her son that’s not even two knows how!!
I often wonder what we would have done back in the day with all of high tech toys we have today! I’m sort of glad we didn’t though. I get to enjoy them now!!!
Are they the cutest!
I think Sam was getting a bit upset with Khali because she would turn off the movie! But we had fun, they had fun and Sam loves to flirt with Brooklyn!!
Ok, enough of the cute little ones, back to this chicken.
I’m not sure how to put the flavor of this into words. It was good. It was really good. The sauce that you dunked the chicken in…..garlic, honey, soy sauce…ah-mazing! Best flavor. Best.
Jodi and I were talking while the chicken was cooking in the pan…saying that the coating usually falls off either partially or sticking to the pan. But this didn’t.
Craig is not a huge fan of sauce being poured over his food. He liked the way it tasted before I dunked the chicken in the sauce. He ended up with two pieces, with with and one without the honey garlic on it. He still preferred the one without. Not Jodi and me. I ate slow so that I could savor the flavor. Jodi finished off Sam’s food and I took the last piece continuing to put more sauce over it!
We both said that we’ll make this again. This is a keeper for sure.
I have many favorite different spices that I really enjoy. Fresh garlic is huge (which this sauce has in it), cilantro (the smell, to me is amazing). I love the smell of All Spice. But two that I can add to about any dish I’m making is nutmeg and ginger. The smell and the flavor it adds is awesome. The recipe called for thyme. That is my least favorite herb/seasoning. I don’t like cooking with it at all. So that one I did not add! To each his own right!
We had some baked asparagus with Olive Oil and salt sprinkled over the top, some white rice (for the kids and Craig), some corn and a strawberry salad!
This is one of the best weekend dinners we’ve had in a long time. Maybe it was the company!!!
Here’s the strawberry salad we had with our dinner.
Two Girls Cooking is always better than one!
- 4-6 chicken breasts
- 2 cup flour
- 4 tsp salt
- 4 tsp black pepper
- 3 tbsp ground ginger
- 2 tbsp ground nutmeg
- 2 tsp ground thyme
- 2 tsp ground sage
- 2 tbsp paprika
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- Egg Wash
- 4 eggs
- 8 tbs water
- Honey Garlic Sauce
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3 – 4 cloves minced garlic
- Cook over medium heat to soften the garlic but do not let it brown.
- 1 cup honey
- ¼ cup soy sauce (low sodium soy sauce is best)
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- Place the chicken breasts between 2 sheets of plastic wrap and using a meat mallet, pound the meat to an even 1/2 inch thickness. Alternatively, you can slice the breasts by placing them flat on a cutting board and using a very sharp knife to slice them into halves horizontally.
- Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, then dip the meat in the flour and spice mixture. Dip the breast into the eggwash and then a final time into the flour and spice mix, pressing the mix into the meat to get good contact.
- Heat a skillet on the stove with about a half inch of canola oil covering the bottom. You will want to carefully regulate the temperature here so that the chicken does not brown too quickly. The thinness of the breast meat practically guarantees that it will be fully cooked by the time the outside is browned. I find just below medium heat works well. I use a burner setting of about 4 1/2 out of 10 on the dial and fry them gently for about 4 or 5 minutes per side until golden brown and crispy.
- Drain on a wire rack for a couple of minutes before dipping the cooked breasts into the Honey Garlic Sauce. Serve with noodles or rice.
- Simmer together for 5-10 minutes, remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes. Watch this carefully as it simmers because it can foam up over the pot very easily.
Enjoy this chicken recipe. It’s great!!!
Jodi & Patricia – Two Girls Cooking 😉