Who doesn’t like to save time and money?

My Trick of the trade of cooking quickly and easily on a budget…
Using a simple saver..

I can tell you in two words!

SOY  SAUCE.   That is right. 

The most popular ingredient  in a my cooking is Soy Sauce.   And I’m not talking about just putting it on rice or potstickers or other yummy options.   I actually use it in a ton of my quick cooking techniques.   It saves me time, adds a lot flavor and brings out the flavor of a lot of dishes.   In addition, it saves me from having to buy a ton of costly spices which I may only end up using once or twice.  Thus, simply stretching my grocery budget !

My #1 favorite is Target brand Soy Sauce. It usually sells for
about $1.49.   I also purchase and use Trader joes soy sauce which
is $2.49 per bottle, so I alternate between on where I am shopping that week.   I use it to accent and bring out flavors of all kinds of dishes!

Easy Simple Saver Recipe:
Serves 4, double recipe for  6-8 people.
4-5 Chicken breasts, thawed.
½ c Soy Sauce
1/2 C Orange juice
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Splash of water.
Salt and pepper to taste
3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Place thawed chicken in dish for marinating. 
Poke chicken with fork, sprinkle salt and pepper and garlic powder on the chicken.   Pour ½ cup of Soy Sauce over the chicken for
marinade.  Toss chicken.   Pour ½ cup of orange juice on the
chicken.  Add a splash of water.  And add 3 tablespoons of olive oil.  Toss gently again until distributed and chicken is covered .
Let the marinade soak in for a couple hours or overnight. 
BBQ or bake as usual until chicken is fully cooked. 
Serve with any side, stuffing, rice, potatoes or simply slice up the
chicken breasts and put them on top of a salad.

Voila , Magic Marinade and a simple way to save time and serve up a big dish of flavor!