Ginger Chicken Served with Black Beans and Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 cup prepared green tea
  • 1 cup raw honey
  • ¼ cup roughly chopped garlic (8-12 cloves)
  • ¼ cup peeled and grated ginger
  • 1 pound chicken tenderloins
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • ¾ cup instant brown rice, uncooked
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1½ cups vegetable broth
  • 2, 15-ounce cans black beans, drained

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Simmer green tea, honey, ginger, and garlic in a saucepan over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Place the tenderloins in a medium bowl and pour in the sauce.
  4. Stir to coat the chicken.
  5. Arrange the coated tenderloins in a 13x9 baking dish.
  6. Pour any additional sauce over the chicken.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes.
  8. While chicken is baking, prepare black beans and brown rice.
  9. Sauté olive oil, minced onion and diced red pepper in a saucepan for 4 minutes over medium heat.
  10. Add brown rice.
  11. Sauté for 2 minutes.
  12. Add ground cumin, curry powder, cayenne pepper, and vegetable broth.
  13. Bring to a boil.
  14. Cover and simmer on low heat for 5 minutes.
  15. Stir in black beans.
  16. Serve...and enjoy.