It's hard to go wrong with Chicken & Veggies, especially when you add a little sauce. I mean who likes bland chicken? Who LOVES condiments and sauce?
This recipe is super easy and very cheap. Here's what you will need to make 5-8 meals.
1.5lbs of boneless skinless chicken breast
1 chopped red onion
8oz of broccoli (typically 3/4 of a bag)
2lbs of brussel sprouts (typically one bag)
10oz of asparagus (typically almost a whole bag)
4 tablespoons of Honey
3 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
1 inch Ginger root
Salt & Pepper (to your liking)
1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
Let's get started! Grab that lovely chicken breast and chop it into cubes. Throw a little olive oil in a frying pan and then sprinkle the chicken with salt & pepper. As you can see from the pic below, I was quite generous with the pepper.
Make sure to flip these bad boys a couple times, so they're fully cooked through. It's also important to keep your burner on medium, so you don't burn the chicken.
Now it's time to remove the chicken from the pan, but make sure to save the juices!
Have you ever been to a restaurant and they have "reduction sauce" on the menu? Yeah, it's really not that fancy. Here's how you do it!
Place the burner on low to not evaporate the juice left from the chicken. As you add the following ingredients make sure to keep stirring.
Add the honey and balsamic vinegar
Chop off 1 inch of ginger root and throw it in the mix. You will want to remove this once the sauce is done.
Keep stirring every couple seconds for about 3 minutes or so, or until the sauce starts steaming!
Now it's time to add our greens. I know not all of us like vegetables, but c'mon - if you put enough butter and cheese on anything, it's good. I promise, this sauce is just as good and not a million calories.
Add the brussel sprouts and asparagus first, because these take a little bit longer to cook down. Here you can turn your burner back up to medium.
Stir around the brussels and asparagus every couple minutes.
After 10 minutes, add in the onion and broccoli.
Stir every couple minutes until vegetables are soft.
Lastly, add the chicken back in, and mix it up.
Now, go ahead and split up your meals into individual containers, and try YOUR HARDEST not to eat the whole thing at once. I wouldn't be saying that, unless it happened before. Good luck ;-)