This Asian seared chicken is marinated in soy sauce & baking soda to get the most tender chicken of your life! And also the crispiest skin. Stir fry some green beans in a quick sauce and you are on your way to an amazing low carb meal!
Truman just learned to potty train (hallelujah) and is now wearing underwear, but he keeps putting it on backwards because the cool pictures of stormtroopers are always on the back and he wants to see them. I explained to him this morning that he can tell where the front of his underwear is because there’s this cool pocket for…well I won’t go into detail, you know what the pocket is for.
But I forgot that Truman is obsessed with pockets. I already have to check every single shirt and pants pocket when doing laundry to make sure there are no broken crayons hidden away.
He just came up to me and said “MOM I FOUND A QUARTER! I put it in my pocket lemme show you.” and reaches his hand down…down…down…
And now I’m just thinking, who even cares if his underwear is backward?? What have I done??
Happy Valentine’s Day, by the way! But is anyone else feeling like lately just LOOKING at all those red frosted sugar cookies at the grocery store puts an extra pound on your hips? Maybe it’s just the baby pounds talking. But these days I’m in the mood for some low carb protein and veggies.
Have you ever made orange chicken? Or any Asian marinated-then-fried meat? Recipes often call for baking soda, and at first I thought that was so weird. But it acts as a meat tenderizer and makes the chicken taste SO GOOD. When you are searing it it gets all foamy and reactive-looking. And it makes the chicken skin SUPER crispy. If you thought you didn’t like skin-on chicken…you were wrong. This stuff is amazing.
The green beans and sauce are killer too. Do a quick blanch to get them nice and tender, a 1 minute saute, and then finish in the sauce. This recipe is super easy and soooo delicious. The sauce is boss. It is full of flavor and has a little heat but nothing crazy. All ingredients are easy to find in the Asian section of the grocery store.
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