Now that I am working outside the home dinnertime is even more of a challenge, so I’m developing healthy, tasty recipes that can be on the table in less than 30 minutes. This recipe is a winner, and the fussy child requests it at least once a week. It’s been so successful that the rest of us are heartily sick of it, so I may need to keep my thinking cap on and develop some other recipes!

Mrs BCs Quick Garlic Chicken


  • Chicken thigh fillets, about 5.
  • 1 head of broccoli, cut into florets and steamed in the microwave
  • 1 tin of cut baby corn, drained.
  • olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon of chicken stock powder
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of minced garlic.
  • 1 tablespoon of Chinese rice wine
  • 2 cups of water.
  • 2 cups of rice + 6 cups of water.



  • Put the rice on. I put the rice in the saucepan with a glug of olive oil and stir over high heat for a few minutes, then add 6 cups of water, stir again and put the lid on. After about 5 minutes give it another stir, turn the heat down a bit and leave the lid ajar for the remaining 15 minutes or so. You shouldn’t have to stir it until the end, when you are left with a pot of perfectly cooked, steamed rice! Sometimes I put green vegetables on the top at the halfway mark for no fuss steaming, and sometimes I add stock powder to the water. On to the chicken…
  • Cut the thighs into about 8 smaller pieces, throw in a large pot with a glug of olive oil. Stir for a few minutes, then put he lid on for about 5 minutes.
  • Make the sauce and add it to the chicken – Combine the flour, stock powder, and sugar in a small jug then add the soy sauce, garlic and rice wine, stir into a thick paste. Now add the water and stir until there are no lumps.
  • Add the broccoli and corn to the chicken, stir until the sauce thickens. If it’s too thick add more water.
  • Plate with rice and serve to hungry children. Pour yourself a glass of wine and relax.

How easy was that! Do you have a favourite go to meal for busy weeknights?






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2 thoughts on “Garlic Chicken

  • 09/12/2015 at 8:25 AM

    Lisa I am totally with you – dinner needs to be quick and easy in our house too! 30 minutes is ideal!!! Gosh this looks SO much better than our local takeaway version. Pinning for later! Thanks for linking up with our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party xx

  • 10/14/2015 at 11:12 AM

    I wish I’d seen this before I’d cooked an ole faithful tonight. Looks yummy I’ll be cooking this really soon. Love the new website too. Ox

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