But then once Sunday night rolled around, we were busy and hungry and when I went to get the recipe, I realized that I hadn't read it all the way through. This happens to me all the time! So frustrating, and I never learn. I decided to wing it and make it my way. And while all the credit for this recipe definitely goes to the sauce, I found my way to be much easier and a little bit healthier.
Just as an FYI, I keep all my meat frozen, that way if plans change, I'm not forgetting about meat in the fridge and letting it go to waste. The downside to this is that I have to think about meals ahead of time and defrost the meat (I don't like using the microwave to defrost meat). This night, I hadn't done that, but by happy accident I had a bag of frozen chicken breast strips. These are way easier to cook with even though they are frozen as well.
The directions say to cook them over medium heat for a few minutes on each side. So I put them in a pre-heated pan. My only complaint with this product is that the chicken is all different sizes. But it's really not that big of a deal. While they started cooking, I made the sauce, making it exactly as it is in the recipe. Here's what mine looked like.
Then I poured it all over the chicken. The chicken wasn't fully heated yet, but it doesn't matter, because you want the sauce to really cook into the chicken. I turned the heat up higher and the sauce soaks into the chicken and then it is ready to serve.
I served mine with rice pilaf that I had been cooking at the same time. By far, the rice took the longest to cook. I use Rice-a-Roni brand. And here is a picture of how it looked on the plate!
I'm definitely no food photographer, and I don't ever intend to be. This recipe definitely received two thumbs up from everyone in my house and I hope it's popular in yours. If you want to find more recipes that I've pinned (or anything else that I've pinned), you can follow me on Pinterest. There's a button to the right of this post that will take you right to my Pinterest!
Thanks for taking a bit of time out of your day to read this and have a great day!