An easy meal for your weeknights, Soy mustard chicken are fried pieces of juicy chicken thighs smothered in a rich, sweet, salty and tangy sauce. This is a tasty chicken dish that is done in twenty five minutes.
In our family, my aunt, whom I call Nanay, is the designated cook for all of us. She just have this big passion for cooking that she will spend every Sunday cooking big batches of dishes for everyone to take home.
She packages the food in groups, making sure each family gets every item in the menu then send us off with food to cover us for 3-4 days.
And that, my friends, is such a good thing for me. It saves me a ton of time and energy especially now that my kids demand so much attention and time. We are so lucky to have my nanay whose joy is to cook and feed people.
Now, on days when the food supply from her run out, this is when easy meals come to play. This soy mustard chicken is a simple but tasty dish that can be done easily if you want something without all the fuss during your week days.
The chicken thighs are fried and then get smothered in a tasty sauce made up of soy sauce, ketchup and mustard. This combination yields a sweet, salty and tangy profile that is perfect for me but if you want the “sweet” to dominate, you can add a teaspoon or two of brown sugar. Either way, this sauce coats your chicken beautifully making each bite lip lickin’ good.
There is nothing really complicated here. The chicken gets deboned, which is done by using a scissor to cut around that little rod of bone at the center of the thigh, and just making sure that you cut as close to the bone as possible, leaving the meat in tact.
Season the chicken then sear in a pan with hot oil. Once you lay a few pieces at a time in the pan, leave them undisturbed until you get a nice, golden sear. Turn the chicken over and cook on the other side.
Once all the chicken are done. Melt butter in another pan, saute garlic then add the sauce. Add in all the fried chicken with all its juices and let everything cook together over medium heat for a few more minutes. Toss the chicken around so that each piece gets coated with the sauce.
I always cook this soy mustard chicken whenever I get so caught up with work around the house and usually that is during laundry and folding day or when it is bake day for the blog. This dish saves me whenever I don’t have any menu on the plan. It just feels good that after a long, busy day I still get something on the table that is tasty and quick.
So next time you need something fast, try this soy mustard chicken and you will love it. You will also love that no one will notice that you almost forgot to cook dinner.
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