A fun and healthy dinner that’s a cinch to make.
1/2 kg boneless skinless chicken (breasts or thighs)
1/2 cup plum sauce
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp water
Place chicken in a baking dish. Combined plum sauce and teriyaki sauce then pour over the chicken. Bake at 375F for 35-40 minutes until chicken is no longer pink inside. Combine cornstarch and water while the chicken is still in the oven. Immediately after the chicken is out of the oven, remove it from the baking dish and pour the cornstarch slurry into the sauce. Mix until the sauce begins to thicken, then return the chicken to the dish.
Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
1 cup quinoa
2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
3 large red bell peppers
Combine quinoa and broth in a saucepan and heat until boiling, then reduce heat to low and simmer covered for about 25 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked and broth absorbed.
Cut peppers in half and remove the seeds and stem. Scoop cooked quinoa into the peppers. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake on a baking sheet at 375F for 35-40 minutes (along with the chicken). Then please them under the broiler for about 3-5 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and golden.
Corn on the cob
Fill a dutch oven 2/3 full with cold water. Heat on the stovetop on high. While you’re waiting for the water to boil, shuck the corn by peeling off the leaves and silk, then cut off the stalk. Rinse off the corn to remove any lingering pieces of silk. Place in boiling water for 12 minutes. Serve with butter and salt if desired.
Sticky chicken is one of Tony’s favourites, and mine too because it’s so darn easy to make. I usually use chicken thighs because they’re more moist, but this time all I had was chicken breast so I used that. They were ok but I still prefer the thighs for this recipe. The stuffed peppers weren’t that popular with my family, because they’re not fond of quinoa like I am. Tony hates couscous and since quinoa has a similar texture to couscous he doesn’t like it either. The real hit with this meal was the corn on the cob. This was the first time my kids have ever eaten corn on the cob. I’m not sure how that’s possible, but I guess I just never thought of feeding it to them before. Cole had been asking for ‘corn sticks’ earlier that week and I figured he must have meant corn on the cob so I bought some. I’m glad I did, because our family had so much fun eating it. We snapped some funny photos.