Day 35: Chinese Chicken to Die For

There’s a first time for everything, and today that was cooking with water chestnuts.  Yes, I’ve eaten them, just never cooked with them.  From the Eat Clean Diet Cookbook by Tosca Reno: Chinese Chicken and Rice.  Make a marinade with 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, 1 Tbsp minced ginger root (I used about 1 tsp. ground ginger), 2 tsp. soy sauce (I used gluten free Tamari), a chopped clove of garlic, and a dash of hot pepper sauce.  Place 1 lb. sliced chicken breasts (or cubed tofu) in marinade and refrigerate for an hour.  Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees; prepare a 6 qt. casserole dish with cooking spray and add 1 cup brown rice, 2 cups water, and 1/2 tsp. sea salt.  Also meanwhile, saute 2 minced cloves garlic until just fragrant.  Add sliced chicken and saute until no longer pink.  Add 1 1/2 cups chopped broccoli florets, 1 cup sliced mushrooms, 1/2 sliced water chestnuts, 1 cup penny sliced carrots, 1 cup sliced green onions and cook until just soft.  Serve over cooked rice!  YUM.

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