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The Best Chicken Marinade and Yellow Jasmine Rice

I love preparing chicken marinade. Before I usually used soy sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, and ground black pepper. Last month I came across the Mom on Timeout's Blog and found the best chicken marinade ever. However, I modified it a little bit. I only used 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/8 cup lime juice, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 2 tsp salt, 1 tsp ground black pepper, and 2 tsp garlic powder. All ingredients were combined. The mixture was poured on four chicken breasts and marinated for 24 hours. I did not have a name for the dish I was about to cook the following day. I saw broccoli and carrot in the fridge and thought of adding them to the chicken marinade along with sliced onion rings and a pinch of dried chili powder. I cut the chicken breasts into smaller pieces before marinating them for 24 hours.


The next step was to sautĂ© meat and vegetables. The marinade was used as sauce. Meanwhile, two cups of Jasmine rice were boiled in a rice cooker. When the rice was cooked, it was time to make my own yellow Jasmine rice. I got the recipe from Budget Bytes Blog. Two cloves of garlic were minced and added to the mixture of 2 tbsp butter, 2 tsp turmeric, 1/4 tsp cumin, 1/8 tsp cinnamon, and one cup of boiled chicken broth. All two cups of rice were added and mixed. I only cooked for two so it only took me less than hour to finish everything. I was so glad hubby liked our dinner. There were a few missing ingredients in the chicken marinade, but it still turned out fine.