Papaya Chicken and Rice

Papaya was on sale, and I wanted to try to include it in a main dish, so I Googled around and found this recipe for Papaya Chicken Casserole. It was close to what I wanted, but not quite, so I stole the sauce, grilled up some chicken and served it over rice. The kids loved the sweetness of the sauce (OK, I thought it was pretty good too!).

Papaya Chicken and Rice

Papaya chicken and riceFor the Sauce:

  • Juice of 1 orange, plus water to make 1 cup
  • 2 Tbs Lemon juice
  • 1/4 brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs Corn starch
  • 1 Tbs Soya sauce
  • 2 cups Diced papaya

For the Chicken:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded to even out thickness, and grilled–add some salt and pepper or other spices if you want

Rice: 1 cup rice cooked as directed.

Bring all the sauce ingredients, except the papaya to a boil. Add the papaya and simmer for a few minutes while it thickens. Place a serving of rice on each plate, add a chicken breast and top with sauce.

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