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Honey-Ginger Glazed Chicken

🍗 Do you have holiday parties coming up soon? This recipe is sure to be a favorite during your family/friend gatherings! It is a quick and easy recipe that will add a kick of flavour to almost any meats and alternatives.

🍯This honey-maple glaze is not only great with chicken, but also pairs well with salmon, tilapia and sole. For a vegan option, you can also use this glaze for grilled tofu.

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Servings: 6-8 portions
Difficulty: Medium
Preparation time:  45-60 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup of minced ginger
  • 1/4 cup of minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1/3 cup of soya sauce
  • 3 tablespoon of corn starch
  • 1 cup of water
  • 4-6 medium chicken breasts

Preparation

  1. In a small sauce pan, on high heat, brown ginger and garlic for 1-2 minutes
  2. Add honey and soya sauce
  3. In a small bowl, mix water and corn starch, and gradually add the mix into the sauce pan
  4. Mix well until the sauce thickens. If it is too thick, add water. Remove from heat and reserve.
  5. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Cook on the stove top (6-8 minutes each side on medium-high heat), on the grill (6-10 minutes each side) or in the oven (25-30 minutes at 375F), until the inside of each breast is fully cooked.
  6. Generously coat the cooked chicken breasts with the honey-maple glaze and enjoy!

Fun facts

🥔 Ginger is not only a great natural remedy for nausea and gastric discomforts, but this root is said to have many therapeutic and preventive properties. Evidence seems to suggest that ginger has good anti-oxydant, anti-inflammatory and anti-nausea properties. Some studies even suggest that this root might have beneficial effects in managing diabetes and dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.

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  • Ann M. Bode and Zigang Dong, Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects. 2nd edition, Chapter 7: The Amazing and Mighty Ginger.

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