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Cook : Chicken with Soy Sauce & Balsamic Dressing Recipe

January 10, 2014
I tend to cook Asian food often because that's what hubster and I both grew up eating and what we find the most comforting. And a lot of what I make is served around rice. To save time, I like easy dishes like this that combine vegetables and protein. It's quite light and delicious as the marinade is incredibly bright and flavorful. And the leftovers taste even better the next day.

Chicken with Soy Sauce and Balsamic Dressing
adapted from Harumi's Japanese Home Cooking by Harumi Kurihara

1 pound boneless chicken thighs
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
2 cups cabbage, chopped (bok choy also works well)
Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon oil for sautéeing

1. For the marinade, whisk together soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, garlic and pepper.
2. Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and marinate for at least 30 minutes to an hour.
3. Remove the chicken from the marinade and sauté it until evenly browned and cooked through.
4. Add the marinade into the pan and simmer for a few minutes and set aside.
5. Sauté the cabbage until cooked and season to taste with salt and pepper.
6. Lightly toss the chicken with the cabbage and pour any remaining sauce over the dish.
46 comments on "Cook : Chicken with Soy Sauce & Balsamic Dressing Recipe"
  1. Morning Rowena! I've already told you how much love Asian food!:) Would love to eat more of it but here where I live there arent many restaurant, so everytime I am abroad I take advantages :) This dish looks delicious!:) I dont eat meat anymore but it is appetizing the same! Looks healthy and very good. Have a lovely weekend my dear, big kisses! xo

  2. I like recipes that combine both veggies and protein too:) Thanks for sharing, Rowena:)

  3. Looks great, I would love this.

  4. This looks delicious and easy to make going to archive it in my chef tap app to try this weekend love cabbage as an ingredient. Have a great weekend doll.

  5. Looks so yummy doll, love this kinds of food :))) I hope you have a fantastic weekend doll xx

  6. looks yummy! am sure tasty too, Rowena!

  7. Looks delicious hun. I love Asian food.
    Happy Friday.

  8. Oh gosh, this looks absolutely delicious *-*


  9. Yum...yum..I love Napa cabbage a lot. It is great in soup as much as in stir fry. I usually add tofu and mushroom with a hint of oyster sauce and soy sauce. Growing up eating Asian food, I dont think I can go without eating longer than a day, Rowena. My husband grew up with American food so I have to rotate. I end up cooking more American food though.

  10. OMG this looks so delicious. I love both soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. Must try this!

  11. Yummy! You make me want to eat it

  12. we love cooking asian dishes as well - although i'm not good at it. my husband's favorite is chicken and we're always looking for new ways to marinate and cook them. thanks for this!

  13. That sounds delish, Rowena! And you wouldn't have to feel guilty eating it (something I'm happy about since I'm trying to trim off a few holiday pounds!). Thanks for sharing the recipe! I know I've been absent from my blog friends lives for awhile as my schedule has been insane, but I'm hoping that you're feeling good and all is well in Rowena land? Sending hugs! xo ~S

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  14. I would like to try cooking this chicken, it looks delicious!!!!
    Tnx for sharing darling!!!!!

  15. This looks amazing and so healthy! I will give it a try this weekend! ;)

    Thank you for sharing this recipe with us!

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  16. Yummy, I am book marking this because the marinade sounds great! I love your recipe posts and restaurant reviews :) Have a great weekend Rowena!

    xo Mary Jo

  17. I'm not a fan of cabbages, but I'd gladly take a serving of that chicken with some rice. Sounds like an amazing recipe if you can make chicken leftovers taste better the next day. It looks super juicy, though.

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  18. One of my goals for 2014 is to cook more! Great recipe!

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  20. I love anything made with balsamic, so I am bound to love this as well, is it possibly to made a vegan or tofu version you think?

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  22. Happy New Year! I find that we are eating more chicken and fish and very little red meat these days . This recipe is definitely one to try. Thanks!

  23. Oh this does look good I use to make something similar with noodles back when I owned a wok. I need to get a new one, I want to get a smaller one with a handle.

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  24. This looks absolutely divine lady! How brilliant!!!! Soy sauce and balsamic with looks so light and perfect paired with the chicken! I am all over this one! I always try to find a way to get veggies in there! Thank you for sharing...Pinning! Nic

  25. This is wonderful!
    I think I have all the ingredients. :o
    I don't cook chicken that often (since I'm secretly afraid of them. lol), but I want to see how this marinade works on salmon filet or even tofu or mushrooms. :)

  26. Great recipe! I love cooking with balsamic vinegar, I used it in a shrimp salad this week. Thanks for sharing. I wish you a wonderful weekend. xx/Madison

  27. I love Asian especially Chinese home-cooked food, exactly the sort that my parents cook. I'm itching for some Chinese home-cooked food now. I've always thought you are a wonderful cook coz you make very appetizing dishes that actually are simple to make.

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  28. yum yum !! great recipe :) xx

  29. Looks delicious! Passing this over to my husband… :)

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  31. Looks so healthy and tasty!
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  32. This looks healthy and delicious. Thanks for the recipe, I would love to try this out one day.

  33. Love Chicken! Beautiful post, want to try..


  34. If I ate meat I would definitely try this! It does sound good.

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  35. Rowena, that looks yummy delicious! also healthy! Yummmmmmmmmmm!

  36. I would love to try this, come here and make it for me! haha

  37. Mmm, my husband would love this! Your chicken is also so perfectly cut! I hope you had a great weekend dear!

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  38. Yum!! I've had something similar (thanks to mum because I'm not much of a cook) but don't think there was balsamic dressing in there. Sounds like a delicious combo of flavours, might have to give this a try myself!

  39. Looks amazing. I make something similar to this and it tastes delish

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