I’ve made this twice this week, mainly because I’m moving and it’s all I had available, but also because it’s totally that good.
- Chicken breast, trimmed, cubed
- Olive oil
- water, 1/4-1/3 cup
- soy sauce, 1/3 cup
- apple juice, 1/3 cup
- brown sugar, 1/4 cup
- ketchup, 2 tbsp
- rice vinegar, 1 tpsb
- ginger, to taste
- some spice: either cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes, to taste
- flour (optional)
- Put on rice (I’ve fallen for this black rice — it’s got a rich nutty flavor)
- Cook up the chicken in 1/2-1 tbsp of olive oil.
- Add: soy sauce, apple juice, brown sugar, ketchup, rice vinegar. Add 1/4-1/3 c water depending on how strong/thick vs dilute/watery you want your sauce (the original recipes I saw called for water; my second go-through I added none and was fine. Your call)
- Heat and mix until the sugar and ketchup go into solution.
- Bring it to a boil. Add a healthy shake of ginger (more if you like the flavor) and a dash of heat (more if you like spicy).
- Once the entire thing is boiling, reduce the heat and allow to simmer ~20 min.
- If thicker sauce is desired, sprinkle w flour (or corn starch) while stirring to thicken.
- Serve with rice and vegetable of your choice. Delicious!