Recently, I’ve been trying a lot of new recipes to keep things interesting at dinnertime. Most of my recipes use chicken (it’s within my college student budget) but I’m realizing there are so many options that I’m avoiding monotony.
I’ve never really been one to marinate chicken, usually because I forget to put it together in the morning before class/work and end up making something with less prep time when I get home in the evenings. But thanks to Pinterest, I’ve been inspired to put in a little extra work and try new things:
I made these skewers last night, and had several requests for the recipe so here goes!
For the marinade:
- 1 chicken breast
- 2 tbsp. soy sauce (I used a light version)
- 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 1 garlic clove (minced)
- red pepper flakes, to taste
- lemon juice (1-2 tbsp)
I combined these ingredients in a plastic bag and put the chicken in, shook it around a bit so that the chicken was thoroughly cooked and left it in the fridge while I was at work all day.
When I got home, I preheated the oven to 375-400, boiled a bit of broccoli and cut up some red pepper, and took the chicken out of the fridge and cut it up. (Note: probably would have been even more saturated had I cut it up beforehand.. hindsight.)
I put the ingredients on two skewers,poured the leftover liquid on them and baked on foil for 20 minutes. SO delicious!
Note: This recipe would probably be even better grilled! I don’t have a grill at my convenience so baking was all I could do.