My husband and I both found the flavors in the chicken dish to meld very, very well. . .my husband gave this recipe 5 stars out of 5. . .
–3 chicken tenderloins
–sliced pears (1 can, drained)
–chopped onion (one-half cup)
–ginger (1 teaspoon)
–sugar (1 tablespoon)
–orange zest (orange peel, 1 teaspoon)
–orange juice (one-eighth cup)
–soy sauce (3 tablespoons)
–white wine vinegar (3 tablespoons)
–jasmine rice (follow package instructions; brands differ)
–broccoli (one-half family package, frozen)
–whole wheat English muffin (one-half, minced in food processor)
–Parmesan cheese (one-third cup, shredded)
–salt and pepper
–extra virgin olive oil
1 – Place the broccoli in a covered baking dish. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, olive oil, breadcrumbs, and Parmesan cheese. Microwave on high for 6 minutes. When finished, keep covered to preserve warmth.
2 – Place the orange juice, soy sauce, white wine vinegar, and olive oil to taste in a large, covered baking dish. Season with salt, pepper, ginger, sugar, and orange zest. Add pears and onion. Microwave on high for 4 minutes. When finished, place the chicken tenders atop the sauce. Season with salt, pepper, ginger, and olive oil.
3 – Microwave on high for 5 minutes. When finished, test the center piece for doneness. If not cooked, return to the microwave for 1 minute more.
4 – Serve the chicken and sauce, hot, on a bed of jasmine rice with the broccoli recipe as a side.
–chicken adapted from a vintage Real Simple magazine.