Country Cleaver

Cookin' My Way Back to the Country

PW Wednesday – Honey Plum Soy Chicken

Say it isn’t so – a heathy recipe? Well, healthy-ish. And tasty. And easy. And won’t leave your whole house feeling like a sauna. Always a bonus when Hades has cometh to earth and you’re thighs stick together like gum in your hair.

My point is – just make this. But with a few adjustments.

Gina picked this week’s PW Wednesday recipe and it was a great choice. For week’s we’ve all been lamenting about the sugar highs and highly restrictive jeans that have been leaving judgmental marks on our tummies because of recipes like this, or this, and definitely that. Our inner sugar monger child is thrilled – but we’re the ones who have to do the hours of cardio and pushups to rid ourselves of that unsightly jiggle.

Oh, on another note – I started My Fitness Pal this week. So, if you’re on the program – will you be my friend? *sniff sniff*

Find me, at “Country Cleaver”. Original right? With 39 days ’til the wedding, I’m going hardcore right now and could use all the help I can get. And I’d be totally thrilled to virtually kick your ass right back. Deal? Oh good.

Back to the recipe.

Chock full of plums, and red wine meant this was totally up my alley. The overload of salt in the soy sauce was a big much to handle, even with low-sodium sauce being subbed from the called for regular version.

Thank goodness I drank about a gallon of water after my workout or my rings would still be stuck on my Violet the Blueberry girl fingers… Willy Wonka, ANYBODY?

After an hour and a half in the dutch oven, this was ready to go and I was starving post-workout. It was just what I needed. Normally full on bone in skin-on chicken thighs aren’t my thing but these really were delish.


And if it was possible to make it better, even yummier the next day when I took an extra chicken thigh, tore it to shreds and tossed it on a salad. Food that’s even better the next day – win!! For realsies.

With the three other badasses making this recipe – go check them out and see how they faired. My bet – they all rocked it, too.

Running to the Kitchen <— FULL RECIPE HERE!

Table for Two Blog 

Baked by Rachel

Be sure to check out the rest of our PW Wednesday series below!

Fried Chicken Tacos

Mushrooms Sliders <— Full Recipe

Carnitas Pizza

Breakfast Pizza

White Chicken Enchiladas

Italian Creme Cake

Orange Sweet Rolls <— Full Recipe




18 Responses to “PW Wednesday – Honey Plum Soy Chicken”

  1. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — July 11, 2012 @ 5:12 am

    I love the salad… that’s probably my favorite idea from this whole recipe adventure.

  2. #
    Kathryn — July 11, 2012 @ 5:26 am

    Love your pictures, it looks so vibrant and delicious!

  3. #
    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — July 11, 2012 @ 5:53 am

    Heading over to Gina’s blog for the recipe making this as soon as possible. HOLY yum!

  4. #
    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — July 11, 2012 @ 7:11 am

    Yours looks gorgeous! I wish I had leftovers to do that salad thing. This is the first time I’m pissed I halved a recipe!

  5. #
    sally @ sally's baking addiction — July 11, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    Heading over to Gina’s blog now! I love you girls and your PW Wednesdays! I look forward to them each week. What a fantastic combo of flavors in today’s dish. Always looking for easy, flavorful dinners like this!

  6. #
    Cathy @ Noble Pig — July 11, 2012 @ 7:26 am

    How gorgeous is this! I love a plum type sauce and so do my kids. It looks decadent even!! With those noodles…slurpity-slurp.

  7. #
    Cassie — July 11, 2012 @ 9:02 am

    This is stinking gorgeous, girl. I can’t wait to try it!

  8. #
    Julia {The Roasted Root} — July 11, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    I was definitely happy (and admittedly a little relieved) you girls picked a healthier dish…seems like you all enjoyed it and it required less adjustments…was surprised to see there was no butter and sugar in the recipe 😉 My Fitness Pal is definitely helpful…It gets you thinking about the nutrition you need and really puts into perspective the fact that the third bowl of ice cream is completely unnecessary. Good luck and I say more power to ya, hun!

  9. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — July 11, 2012 @ 12:39 pm

    Yum!! Love the plums. I don’t normally like plums, but this looks insanely good!

  10. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — July 11, 2012 @ 3:58 pm

    i LOVE how deep red your plums were..mine were probably unripe so that’s why they were yellow..woops! should’ve bought them earlier..your dish is gor-jessss!! hey, let’s cook when you visit me in november, k? 😉

  11. #
    Kim Bee — July 19, 2012 @ 3:55 pm

    This looks fantastic. I might have actually fallen in love with it. Your plums look way more plumy than mine do here. I have plum envy. I’m considering joining my fitness pal but I’m sort of terrified about having to be a grown up.

  12. #
    Sheila — July 21, 2012 @ 5:04 am

    How fun PW Wednesdays! Are you cooking through the whole cookbook? I am cooking through it in a year, blogging a bit about it and using only instagram as my photography if you want to follow I’m at Eat2gather on instagram #cookingthrureesfrontier. This recipe was one of my families favorites!

  13. #
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — March 6, 2014 @ 5:17 pm

    These photos are stunning!


  1. Pingback: PW Wednesday: Honey Soy Plum Chicken » Table for Two

  2. Pingback: Honey Orange Soy Chicken | Baked by Rachel

  3. Pingback: Lunatic Loves These Links | Cravings of a Lunatic

  4. Pingback: Country Cleaver » PW Wednesday: The Finale

  5. Pingback: Pioneer Woman's Honey soy plum chicken

Leave a Comment