Cook : Chicken with Soy Sauce & Balsamic Dressing Recipe

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

Ingredients:
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

Directions:
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

Taipei Style said...

Great recipe! Looks yummy!

TaipeiStyle
Gemma

Lilli said...

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

Emmylou said...

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

Imogen said...

Looks great, I would love this.

Jackie Harrison said...

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.
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The Dainty Dolls House said...

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

JennLiew | Luminnej said...

looks yummy! am sure tasty too, Rowena!

Beautetude said...

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

London Loafers said...

Oh gosh, this looks absolutely delicious *-*

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MaysaAndSunshine said...

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.

Rusin D said...

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

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Diana Ashuayem said...

Yummy! You make me want to eat it now...lol
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Lamey X said...

This looks so good, now I'm hungry aha <3

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Jane said...

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!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

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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Paola Lauretano said...

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

Manhattan Image and Style said...

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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Mary Jo said...

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

Christine Ly said...

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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Anjaa said...

Looks so delicious!!

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Sam said...

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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miss b said...

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!

Alicia Mackin said...

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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My Garden Diaries said...

This looks absolutely divine lady! How brilliant!!!! Soy sauce and balsamic with cabbage....it 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

Lena L said...

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. :)

FASHION TALES said...

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

Jo said...

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.

Thanx for sharing with me about your finger cut. All good cooks would definitely suffer from some cuts. Yours sounded very serious and I'm glad you've recovered from that nasty wound.

Anonymous said...

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Mingaile Tarpy said...

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

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Stella said...

Looks so healthy and tasty!
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Ileana said...

This looks delicious :D
xoxo

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peonyinlove said...

This looks healthy and delicious. Thanks for the recipe, I would love to try this out one day.

Nicky mywishstyle said...

Love Chicken! Beautiful post, want to try..

Ciao

Midnight Cowgirl said...

That looks yummy!

jeanine said...

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

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Kim Alston said...

Rowena, that looks yummy delicious! also healthy! Yummmmmmmmmmm!
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Imogen said...

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

Lady parisienne said...

It looks delicious!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

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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Stacey said...

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!

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Joanne K said...

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

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