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 sauté 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.