Note: Marinate the chicken for at least 1 hour prior to cooking.
–6 chicken tenderloins or breast strips
–parsley (fresh, 1 handful, chopped)
–soy sauce (one-quarter cup, bottled)
–garlic (minced, in a jar, 1 tablespoon)
–cayenne pepper (one-eighth teaspoon)
–onion (one-quarter, medium, sliced)
–tomato (fresh, medium, chopped)
–zucchini (one-half, sliced and then halved)
–salt and pepper
–basmati rice (packaged)
1 – Place the chicken in a plastic bag with the soy sauce, cayenne pepper, and 1 teaspoon of minced garlic. Marinate for 1 hour, at least, in the refrigerator. Set aside.
2 – Place the onion, tomato, and zucchini in a covered baking dish with the remainder of the minced garlic (about 1 teaspoon). Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil. Stir well. Microwave on high for 3 minutes.
3 – Nestle the marinated chicken (with marinade) in the vegetables. Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil. Sprinkle chopped parsley on top. Microwave for 7 and one-half minutes on high. Check for doneness on a center piece. Return to the microwave for a minute more, if needed.
4 – Serve the chicken and vegetables hot, atop basmati rice (use microwave instructions on the package; brand differ).
–chicken adapted from Edward Giobbi’s Pleasures of the Good Earth.