This is hands down one of my favorite budget friendly dinners. It cooks in no time and you can make just about any side dish. If you are a beginner cooker or trying to step out of your comfort zone, than this is a perfect recipe. The flavors are sophisticated and the steps are detailed yet simple. There’s a simple marinade which will help you get comfortable with flavoring your meats before cooking. It also doubles as the sauce so less mess and less steps. Marinades are so underrated. They really make a world of difference and take almost no time. You set it, and forget it.
I love anything soy flavored. Soy sauce marries so well with other flavors so it makes for a great base for sauces and marinades. For this recipe I used tenderloins because they are so inexpensive and they cook in no time. You can certainly switch it up and use thighs or breasts and just adjust the cooking times. Pair with white rice or steam veggies for an easy dinner.
Ingredients for 4 servings
- 8 chicken tenderloins
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/3 cup light soy sauce
- 1/2 tbsp black pepper
- 4 garlic cloves minced
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp each salt, onion powder and garlic powder
- Sesame seeds for garnish
- In a mixing bowl, mix the first 5 ingredients together.
- Get your chicken and season both sides with your seasoning mix of salt, onion powder and garlic.
- In a large ziplock bag, add your seasoned chicken and cover with your marinade. Let sit for at least an hour in the fridge or do it early in the day before work and let it sit.
- In a large skillet over medium high heat, add 1 tsp of olive oil and add your chicken and all of the marinade.
- Cook until your chicken is fully cooked. It should take roughly 8-10 minutes. Once fully cooked, garnish with sesame seeds and serve!