–6 chicken tenderloins or breast strips
–minced garlic (1 tablespoon, bottled)
–yellow bell pepper (or red; one-half, sliced, fresh)
–onion (one-half, medium, sliced)
–Japanese eggplant (small, maybe 6 inches long, sliced, fresh)
–soy sauce (one-quarter cup, bottled)
–pepper (no salt)
1 – Place the bell pepper, onion, eggplant, and garlic in a covered baking dish with the soy sauce. Season with pepper and olive oil. Microwave on high for 3 minutes.
2 – Nestle the chicken amid the sauce. Season with pepper and a few drops of olive oil. Microwave on high for 8 minutes. When finished, test a center piece for doneness; if not cooked, replace in the microwave for 1 minute more.
3 – Serve the chicken, vegetables, and sauce, hot, atop jasmine rice (follow package instructions for microwaving; brands differ).
–adapted from Edward Giobbi’s Pleasures of the Good Earth.