Some time ago I found myself having to cook for only A and me, so with much excitement and enthusiasm I decided to do a one dish meal by pan frying chicken thighs. I followed this recipe and it turned out pretty wonderful! The cooking time was long but it actually gave me time to lounge around instead of hovering over the pan in the kitchen.
I served this up with a modified version of this side dish (substituted bacon with pork slices and corn with mixed beans) and dinner was ready!
I really do relish in trying out non-Chinese style recipes, though those opportunities are few and far between.