Easy Indonesian Chicken

45 mins (prep 10, cooking 35)
15 ingredients
4-6 servings
Wanted to keep this recipe a secret! But what the heck -- I enjoy Zaar so much, why be miserly?? Years ago I cut the recipe from a newspaper food column, and it hides, yellowed, in an old recipe scrapbook. I make it every now and then and I guarantee that it's a quick, easy, gourmet meal! The original recipe specified rice vinegar, but I use balsamic. EDITED ON JAN 8, 2010: Although I posted the recipe as I use it, it seems the 1 cup water specified caused problems for some cooks, so I've lessened the amount. If you use only 1/2 cup as below, do keep a close eye on the reducing sauce in case it thickens too much. And please -- DO taste the sauce before removing from the heat. Some people like it with more hot pepper, and some may want to tweak the other ingredients. Chicken breast is a little too dry for this recipe, so I stand by the point that thighs, even with skin, are the better option.

Categories:  <-60-mins , chicken , stew , indonesian , chicken-breast , easy , poultry , main-dish , meat , chicken-thigh-&-leg , time-to-make , asian ,
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Serving Size (91.79 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 23.77 Calories from Fat 1.08
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.12g 0.72%
Saturated Fat 0.02g 0.39%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 14.38mg 2.4%
Total Carbohydrate 5.58g 7.44%
Dietary Fiber 1.54 g 24.66%
Sugars 2.61 g %
Protein 1.09g 8.72%
Vitamin A 599.36IU% Vitamin C 11.15mg%
Calcium 43.56mg% Iron 0.88mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
boneless skinless chicken thighs, large garlic cloves, fresh parsley