A recipe and quick thinking

*Last day to enter the Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones giveaway*

Utah weather is finally starting to warm up a bit and the snow and ice is starting to melt. Today supposed to be 39* which is a lot warmer than the teens we’ve had recently. Don’t worry, it won’t last long, it’s supposed to snow Thursday and I hope it keeps snowing till Christmas, nothing like a white Christmas!

I love when the Sun is setting on the mountains in my backyard, something about is so peaceful.

20131215-183913.jpgYesterday was the normal Sunday routine church, meetings, and then cooking! I think every Sunday should include cookies(which yesterday did, as you read this I hope I’m getting a killer workout in to make up for it). I also made Japanese Chicken. It’s a recipe I stole from my SIL Whitney. It includes a cup of sugar, which explains why it’s a hit at our house.

20131215-183848.jpgIt also calls for soy sauce which I remember we didn’t have. Thanks to my quick thinking and need to save all soy sauce packets from our favorite Chinese place, dinner was a success!

20131215-183901.jpgJapanese Chicken

12 boneless skinless chicken tenders (or three chicken breasts cut into strips)
3 eggs
1-2 cups of flour
1/2 cup butter


3Tbsp Soy sauce
3 Tbsp water
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt

Preheat oven 350 degrees
In a bowl combine soy sauce, water, sugar, white vinegar, garlic powder, and salt. Set aside.

Cut chicken into 1/2″ cubes. Coat the chicken with egg and then flour.

(the trick is to put the chicken in a strainer over the sink and then add the eggs onto the chicken while it is in the strainer. Once the chicken is coated and most the egg is strained then add the flour mix that around in the strainer and there you have coated chicken without a HUGE mess!)

Over med-high heat melt the butter.

Fry the chicken in the butter until golden brown.

Put in a 9×13 pan and poor the sauce on top of the chicken until all coated and cook for 30-45 min. Serve with rice.


Do you like soy sauce?

I don’t mind it in recipes but I’m not a fan otherwise

What’s one thing you’re looking forward to today?

Finishing up my Christmas shopping=)


About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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9 Responses to A recipe and quick thinking

  1. Runner Girl Eats says:

    I’m with you, if a recipe calls for it I don’tind soy sauce but I never add it to my dishes after they are done. Those mountains are soooo gorgeous!!

  2. I like soy sauce with my sushi for sure! And what an absolutely gorgeous view!

  3. jumpeatrun says:

    Yummmm – I love any and all Asian food – this sounds so good!

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