To reduce the effects of the oven’s direct heat (and your pile of dirty dishes), use aluminum foil. Place the food on the dull side of a large piece of foil. Wrap the foil up and around the food to create a tent. This tent will aid in heat circulation. Exposing the shiny side of the foil  will further reflect the heat, keeping your food nice and moist.

Duration: 30 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Prep time: 10 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 4 boneless chicken cutlets, cut in ¼-inch strips
  • 1 cup frozen broccoli florets, thawed and drained
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 (14-ounce) box instant rice


1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Lay out 4 (18-inch) pieces of foil  on your work surface.

2. In a large bowl, mix mustard, ginger, and garlic  together; toss with chicken strips and broccoli.

3. Evenly distribute chicken and broccoli among the four  pieces of foil. Pour 1 tablespoon soy sauce over each.

4. Fold the foil up to make a tent, leaving air space around  the food. Crimp the edges well so the packet is well  sealed. Bake for 15 minutes.

5. While chicken is baking, cook rice according to package  instructions and set aside.

6. Spoon rice onto a serving platter. Open the foil packets  and place chicken and broccoli over rice. Sprinkle with  red pepper flakes, if desired.

Recipe courtesy of QUICK & KOSHER Meals in Minutes by Jamie Geller (Feldheim 2010).

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Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the “Queen of Kosher” (CBS) and the “Jewish Rachael Ray” (New York Times), she’s the creative force behind and “JOY of KOSHER with Jamie Geller” magazine. Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their six super kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen – quickly. Check out her new book, JOY of KOSHER Fast, Fresh Family Recipes.