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Ginger Chicken and Carrots

No recipe image available.Baked chicken breasts served with a crystallized ginger sauce with sliced carrots and bits of sweet red bell pepper.

Recipe Ingredients:

6 carrots, scraped, cut in 1/4-inch slices
4 chicken breast halves, skinned
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons grated crystallized ginger
2 tablespoons butter

Cooking Directions:

  1. In 2-quart greased casserole, place carrots. Top with chicken breasts and sprinkle with chopped red bell pepper.
  2. In small bowl, mix together lemon juice, salt and ground ginger; pour over chicken.
  3. In small saucepan, place grated crystallized ginger and butter. Place over medium high temperature and cook, stirring, until melted*. Pour over chicken.
  4. Cover casserole and place in 350°F (175°C) oven. Bake about 1 hour or until carrots are tender and fork can be inserted in chicken with ease.
  5. To serve, spoon carrots and sauce over chicken.

Makes 4 servings.

*This may be done in microwave on HIGH, covered, for 1 1/2 minutes.

Recipe provided courtesy of the National Chicken Council. Used with permission.