Bored with basic chicken? It may seem counterintuitive, but simmering chicken alongside berries produces tender meat that is further enhanced by a complex sweet sauce that’s sure to become a family favourite.
Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat large skillet or large heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oil, swirl to coat, and, once shimmering, place chicken in pan. Cook until browned on bottom side, flip and sear until browned on the other side, about 4 minutes total.
Remove chicken from pan and set aside. Add shallot, garlic, and mustard seeds (if using) to pan; heat for 1 minute, stirring often. Place broth in skillet and scrape up any brown bits from bottom of pan. Add berries, thyme, vinegar, cayenne, and cinnamon to pan. Bring to a simmer, return chicken to pan, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer gently until chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes.
Remove chicken from pan and set aside. Stir in lemon zest; raise heat to high and boil sauce until slightly thickened, about 6 minutes, scraping bottom of pan occasionally.
Serve chicken topped with berry sauce and garnished with almonds and basil.
This Asian-inspired stir-fry takes full advantage of the crunch Brussels sprouts achieve when they’re heated quickly. The sweet-and-sour sauce delivers a tangy edge, and tempeh offers plant-based protein and a blast of umami. If you want meat in the dish, you can replace tempeh with ground pork. Ready, set, go Stir-frying is a cooking method that thrives on speed. That means you want to have all of your ingredients prepped and ready to go into the pan. That also means no chopping on the fly.
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