Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Quick And Easy Homemade Teriyaki Chicken Recipe, Day 23, 31 Days Of Making Your Home Sing
1 to 1 and 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts. (I usually just grab 3-4 of the frozen chicken breasts from Costco). Thaw chicken first if it is frozen.
Teriyaki Sauce Ingredients:
1 cup low sodium soy sauce (or you may substitute regular)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
Combine sauce ingredients. (Sorry, forgot to take a picture). Cook in a large skillet over low heat until the sugar is dissolved. If you are in a hurry, like I usually am, you can just pop the sauce in the microwave, using a microwave safe bowl, and heat it that way. I've actually been in such a hurry that I just threw the sauce together without heating it up at all. Some of the sugar was left along the sides of the bowl but we didn't notice any change in the flavor of the sauce.
However, if you're concerned that the soy sauce or sugar police will come and get you, by all means heat up the sauce until the sugar dissolves. That's what I did for this post, even though I don't have the picture proof!
Cut the chicken lengthwise into 1" slices. Or do what I did. Hack and destroy the chicken until it begins to look like very pale, very large tadpoles. Or you could just start cutting diagonally with reckless abandon. I have never claimed to be an expert at cutting chicken.
Spray a 9x13 pan or large tray with oil spray and put the chicken strips in it. Make sure the tray has a lip on it (unless you want all your sauce to pour out onto the counter and floor). Who knows, perhaps you needed a good excuse to mop your floor.
I used aluminum foil (sprayed with oil spray) in my pan just in case someone came to my door and told me I won the lottery and my chicken burns while I am jumping up and down screaming. That way I won't have as much trouble cleaning the pan after I wake up from the dead faint I went into after discovering the millions I've won. I WILL, however, have trouble winning the lottery since I haven't bought a ticket. Details.
Or you can just heat the teriyaki sauce on the stove as mentioned above. Add the chicken, cover and simmer until cooked, about 20-30 minutes.
I'm sorry but I forgot to take a picture of the finished product. I was too busy eating. Burp. (Excuse me!)
make your home sing!
Click here for a simple version of this recipe.
(If you want to see the rest of the "31 Days of Making Your Home Sing" series you can find it here!)