In our house, we very rarely order in food because of the fact that I cook every night. However, on those few times a month that we order in, I like to order in food that I don’t normally cook - which, a lot of the time winds up being Chinese food. I love Chinese take-out just as much as the next person, but every time I eat it, I feel like my body goes into salt shock. I don’t know what it is, but Chinese take-out is always ridiculously salty, and I wind up drinking a gallon of water throughout the night just to stay somewhat hydrated.
So last night I decided I was in the mood for some Asian flavors without the abundance of salt. I think my favorite Asian ingredient is Hoisin Sauce (basically an Asian BBQ Sauce) so I decided to go with that as my main flavor. I slow cooked my chicken in a variety of asian ingredients and served it over blanched broccoli and snow peas and Basmati Rice. I am aware obviously that Basmati Rice is Indian, not Chinese…. but this was no mistake in my recipe….I just think Basmati rice has the best flavor of all rices out there. Feel free to substitute white rice, brown rice, or even Asian Noodles.
This was an awesome meal - really the star of the show was the marinade in which the chicken cooked. The key is after you cook the chicken in the slow cooker, you reduce down the marinade in which it cooks in so you get that glaze-like sauce. YUM city, population: your dinner.
Chinese BBQ Chicken with Broccoli, Snow Peas and B
Slow cooked Chicken in a Chinese BBQ Marinade served with Broccoli, Snow Peas and Basmati Rice