With a Soy Alternative Option!
Week night meals remain the conundrum that is centerfront of my food life. How do I find time to make quick, healthy, delicious, and cost effective meals? Many a times I found myself at a loss and opening my uber eats app as a remedy lol. This is why I decided to share this recipe with you. It is quick and easy and maybe it can help you delay the call of take out for at least one night!
Ingredients and Equipment
- 3 chicken breasts
- 1/2 of a white onion
- chives (optional)
- minced garlic 2tbs
- soy sauce (or coconut aminos) 1/3 cup
- olive oil
- iceberg lettuce head
Making the Chicken
This shredded chicken is great for all types of recipes! You can really use any sauce with it. I love to use BBQ sauce and make chicken sandwiches. The possibilities are endless!
Step 1: Boil the Chicken
- In a large pot, add 4 cups of water, 2 tbs of salt, and a quarter of an onion and bring to a boil. The onion does not need to be minced. Just cut the half of an onion in half and add it to the water!
- Carefully add the 3 chicken breasts to the water and let boil until the internal temp. of the chicken is at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.. The cook time may vary depending on the thickness of your breasts. It took mine about 10 minutes.
Step 2: Shred the Chicken
- Using tongs, carefully take the chicken out of the water and place it on a cutting board or plate.
- Using two forks, shred the chicken. Using the forks, pull the chicken in opposite directions, and it should begin to come apart!
- Set aside for later!
Making the Sauce
Step 1: Create the Base
- Heat a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat
- Mince the other 1/4 of your white onion and add it to the skillet
- Cook on medium heat until the onions become translucent (if your olive oil begins to smoke, turn down the heat)
Step 2: Add the Flavor
- Add 2 tbs of minced garlic, a handful of chopped green onions, 1/3 cup of soy sauce (or coconut aminos for extra healthyness) to the skillet. Cook on low to medium heat until it begins to simmer.
Step 3: Assemble
- Add the shredded chicken to the skillet. You don’t have to cook it, but just stir to make sure the chicken is fully coated in the sauce.
- Fill one leaf of ice burg lettuce with as much of the honey soy chicken you want!
As always, I want to thank you for reading and supporting me! I love cooking and posting recipes. It has been my outlet, my way to express my creativity, and my gateway to communities. Let me know if you try it and what you think! And as always, don’t forget to make Everydaylicious!