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Honey Balsamic Chicken

By now, you’ve guessed (and rightly so) that I’m in love with my wok. Whenever my wok shows up, you just know it’s a quick meal. If you don’t have a wok yet, you’re missing out. Get one, fast!

The balsamic vinegar in this recipe offsets the honey perfectly. It prevents it from being a ‘sweet’ dish. It also enhances the flavour of the chili and cumin very well. To ensure the party in your mouth, please don’t use any other type of vinegar.

Ingredients

2 large chicken breasts, cubed
1 large spring onion, green and white parts separated
3 atarodo (habanero)
2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons of honey
1 teaspoon of ground cumin
1 inch piece of ginger
4 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon of sesame oil
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 stock cubes
1 tablespoon of paprika
1 teaspoon of salt

Method

Puree the green part of the spring onions with the atarodo, ginger, garlic, cumin, sesame oil, vinegar, salt, and 1 stock cube.

Place the chicken in a large bowl. Pour the pepper mixture over the chicken and mix in properly. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Place wok over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil. After 30 seconds, add the white part of the spring onions. Sauteé for 2 minutes.

Add the chicken, and stir fry till done, about 6-8 minutes.

Add paprika, honey, remaining stock cube and 1 cup of water. Stir and simmer for 2 minutes.

Serve with rice, and enjoy!

Deema

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  • debby

    Pls what is wok? Am new here

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  • Emminent

    please how did u get d round shape of dis rice?

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      Chidinma

      Hi, Emminent. I sprayed a plastic bowl with nonstick spray. I put the rice inside and pressed it in. Put the plate upside down on top of the bowl, and, keeping one hand on the plate, I overturned the rice. I hope that helps.

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  • hadiza Areola

    Pls what do you use on meat to make it tender, considering the time frame in your menu.

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      Chidinma

      Hi Hadiza. I don’t normally tenderize my meat. Cooking in a wok differs greatly from cooking in a regular pot. A wok cooks much faster, and some meats, especially chicken breasts, tend to get less tender the longer you cook.

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  • seyi

    Please where can one get a wok to buy in Lagos? I’m longing to have one but I have no idea where I can get one in Lagos.

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      Chidinma

      I’m not sure o. This was a souvenir from my wedding. You know what? I’ll ask my mum and get back to you.

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      Chidinma

      She got them from Balogun market. Hope that helps.

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  • seyi

    Yes, thanks a lot dear!

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