Ginger Chicken (or Pork or Tofu)

Wow.  It is November already.  Weird.  Next week is Thanksgiving and Hanukkah.  

Too soon.

I have been busy - just like all of you.  Homeschooling is going well.  It is nice to be able to do things without signing a million papers and paying a bus fee.  For example, last week we were able to drive to New London, CT to help build a memorial playground for our sweet friend Emilie Parker.  She was one of the young victims of the Sandy Hook shooting last December.

Alissa and Robbie Parker, friends of ours.
It felt good.

When you home school you can do things like that.  Last month we went to the Jewish History Museum in NYC.  A couple of weeks ago we went to the CT Science Center.  We went to a revolutionary war reenactment. We read, we paint, we try to speak French together, my kiddo tries to teach me algebra.  Good times.
Emily inside the "Temple" piece.

My first painting in 30 years.  Em's is not done yet.
The Redcoats are coming!
It helps to have fast meals to fall back on.

This is one of them.

I can't believe that I hadn't posted it before.  It is one of those easy, versatile meals where you adjust the ingredients to whatever you have on hand. 

Ginger Chicken or Pork or Tofu

cooked rice
6 boned chicken breasts or thighs OR pork chops OR tofu - diced
1/2 cup flour OR cornstarch
1 Tablespoon oil
1/2 cup fruit juice (my favorite for this is orange, but I have used apple or grape or pineapple)
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, minced OR 1/2 teaspoon dried, ground ginger
1 Tablespoon garlic, minced OR 1/2 teaspoon powdered garlic
whatever veggies you have, diced or sliced - I used 1 onion, 1 bell pepper, 2 carrots and 1/3 head of cabbage this time.  Other veggies that are good are green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, or anything you like

Shake whatever protein you are using in a large ziplock bag with the flour or cornstarch.

Add oil to a large skillet.  

Brown flour covered meat and veggies in oil.

Mix the juice, honey, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic in a bowl.
Add to the skillet with everything else.  Cook until the meat is done and veggies are tender, about 10-15 minutes.

Serve over rice.


  1. Thanks, MommaH! I am definitely trying this one. And then I will report back. :)
    Love the pictures of Emily. And we love homeschool!

  2. One of my kiddos said they thought it needed more soy sauce, but they like things saltier than I do. My favorite juice to use with it is orange. Sometimes I put mandarin slices in with the veggies. Hope you like it!

  3. This would be so yummy with pineapple slices!