Sheet Pan Chicken and Veggies with Ginger

Thursday, February 2, 2017

In our house, dinner time is often hectic and chaotic with everyone being pulled in different directions. I could be helping with homework while I am chopping vegetables, checking email, and folding laundry. Multi-tasking at it's finest.

For me, it's important to be able to focus on the tasks at hand without being too distracted. That means dinner needs to be easy to prepare with as few ingredients as possible. Dorot Garlic & Herbs makes that possible.

Dorot specializes in frozen pre-portioned garlic and herbs to make cooking and food preparation easier, faster, and more enjoyable. YES! I'll take all three of those qualities when I am in the kitchen! I don't love to cook, so anything that makes cooking easier, faster, and more enjoyable is right up my alley. Check out the full line of varieties here.

I picked up a few packages of Dorot at my local Stop & Shop grocery store. You can find Dorot in the freezer section. Since the packages are small, you'll have to pay close attention to locate them. Depending on how many varieties your grocery store carries, the display varies.

I picked up a package of crushed ginger because have you ever had to crush or grate ginger? Yeah, it's not fun. Would I rather pop it out of a package? You bet!

This week I decided to try a new approach to making stir-fry. While I generally make it in a wok (or a large saucepan), I was looking to cut corners, save time, and have fewer dirty dishes and pans. I found a recipe for sheet pan stir-fry that looked super easy and met all my criteria. But the recipe called for ground ginger, but I much rather use fresh ginger. Dorot to the rescue!

Dorot couldn't be easier to use. You simply pop out a cube, or two, or whatever is needed to add the perfect amount of flavoring to dish you are making. You no longer have to worry about fresh herbs going to waste in the refrigerator. Dorot stays fresh in your freezer for up to 15 months.

Dorot provides a simple replacement guide for fresh herbs and garlic.


Ingredients - Chicken and Veggies 

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts or cutlets, but into bite sized strips or chunks
3 cups broccoli florets
3 bell peppers (red, orange, yellow, or green), seeded, cored, and sliced into bite-sized pieces
1 small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
Stir-fry sauce (see below)

Ingredients - Stir-Fry Sauce
1/3 cup soy sauce
2-1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon sesame oil

1. Heat oven to 425°F. Grease a large baking sheet with cooking spray or oil, or line the baking sheet with aluminum foil.

2. Combine all ingredients for the stir-fry sauce in a medium bowl. Add the the pieces of chicken and allow to marinate while you prepare the veggies or marinate in the refrigerator for up to 8 hours.

3. Once all veggies are chopped, add them to the chicken and sauce mixture. Toss to combine.

4. Pour mixture onto the prepped sheet pan. Spread out so that it's evenly distributed.

5. Bake for 15-17 minutes, tossing halfway through. Chicken should be cooked through and no longer pink.

6. Remove from the oven and serve immediately. Serve with rice and garnish with toasted sesame seeds, if you prefer.

I'm excited the try the Dorot Chopped Basil too! Perfect for pastas, soups, and salads.

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