THIS CHICKEN BREAST WITH PORK SUNG (DRIED PORK FLOSS) IS HEALTHY AND PACKED FULL OF UMAMI FLAVOR
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You guys know, I’m always looking for ways to change up my healthy weekday meals, especially with all the boneless, skinless chicken breast I eat! While I love to cook, weekday meal prep can be such a chore. So the slow cooker has become my best friend. I like to use this slow cooker so I can set the timer and BONUS…it’s larger than others I have seen, which equals less time spent on weekday meal prep! This thing is one of my favorite kitchen “tools.”
Now that I’ve raved about my Crock Pot, let’s talk a little bit about pork sung. I keep a big container of pork sung in my cabinet because it is so delicious and adds a great umami flavor to your food. I was introduced to this delicious condiment (condiment? Yes, I think so…) many years ago by a friend from Vietnam. Also known as pork floss, or meat floss, pork sung is dried pork that has a fluffy texture, somewhat similar to cotton candy.
Don’t be fooled, it tastes nothing like cotton candy, nor does it quite melt in your mouth like cotton candy. But man is it good. Pork cooked in a sweet soy sauce broth until it becomes fork tender, then dried and mashed, this stuff is truly amazing. If you’ve never had it, I totally recommend giving it a try. Find it at your local Asian grocery store, or through the link below:
OK, chicken breast with pork sung. What better way to flavor up some boring boneless skinless chicken breasts that with a little seasoned dried pork floss? And the dried onions? I ended up with those by mistake. I found myself at the Asian market a few weeks back looking for some dried garlic. Accidentally grabbing the wrong jar, I ended up with this huge container of dried onions. So here we are.
Ok, ok, enough talk, let’s start cooking. That is why you came here, right? Don’t worry, there are just a few steps. When I make this recipe, I cut each chicken breast in half to equal one serving that I can easily use for meal prep. You are more than welcome to keep them whole, it won’t have an impact on the flavor or consistency of the dish. Start by browning the chicken on both sides before adding it to the slow cooker, along with the remaining ingredients. The recipe calls for 1/2 cup of soy sauce, however, I tend to use closer to 2/3 cup because I like my food extra salty. Adjust the soy sauce to your flavor preference. Add just enough water to ensure the bottom of the slow cooker is covered with liquid so the chicken doesn’t burn.
Cook on high for 4-5 hours, or until the chicken easily pulls apart with a fork. I mean seriously, how easy is that? And this chicken breast with pork sung is so flavorful I actually look forward to my healthy lunch! Serve over brown rice and vegetables to keep it healthy. If you’re feeling a little more daring, serve it over some fresh rice noodles, spaghetti noodles or gold old white rice. For something extra special, serve it with this kimchi fried rice. The kimchi fried rice is not healthy, but it sure is delicious.