Sometimes i get an idea into my head that I can’t get it out until I try it and see if it is as good on a plate as it sounds in my head :) This one is one of those ideas. For some reason it came to me when I sat and watched tv with my two children. I ran to the fridge and started working on the dish before I forgot this good idea I just had. I let the chicken marinate for 2 hours but if you only have half an hour that’s good enough. This is a simple recipe with not to many ingredients and most of them I already have in my fridge all the time. Try this one, you will be pleasantly surprised!
4-6 boneless chicken breasts (depending on size)
2 cm piece of ginger
150 ml orange juice (fresh is better but not necessary)
50 ml lime juice
50 ml teriyaki sauce
handful of fresh coriander
150 gr chestnut mushrooms (or button mushrooms)
4 garlic cloves
1 small red onion
2 tablespoons honey (or maple syrup)
salt and pepper
rice noodles (or other noodles of your choice)
Grate the ginger finely and mix with orange and lime juice and Teriyaki sauce. Chop the coriander roughly and mix it in (leave a little for later). Pour the marinade over the chicken and allow to stand for at least half an hour but 2 hours is perfect. Heat a little oil in a pan, remove the chicken from the marinade and brown on both sides. Remove from the pan and finish cooking in the oven at 180° fan for about 20 minutes or until cooked through.
Chop the mushrooms roughly, cut the garlic into thin slices and onion into thin strips. Add a little oil into a pan and throw in the vegetables and fry for 2-3 minutes on a medium high heat. Poor the marinade over the vegetables and add the honey or maple syrup with a bit of salt and pepper. If you want a bit more sauce you can add some orange juice to the pan, or even some more Teriyaki, it’s all a matter of taste :)
Cook the noodles according to directions on packaging, remove from the water and mix the in with the sauce. Serve the chicken with the noodles and sprinkle over the remaining coriander. Simple and tasty dish that the whole family liked. From the idea to the plate in just over two hours :)