Chicken Teriyaki

I love dishes that are just a mixture of delicious food. Maybe it’s because I’m lazy, or maybe it’s because I like all the flavors, who knows! (Probably the lazy one)

The best part of this dish is the homemade teriyaki sauce. It is so much better than store bought and it brings this whole dish together. Another great part is you can meal prep this and bring it as lunch for a week! There are only a few changes to make while you’re cooking if you plan on take it for lunch.

Ingredients

Change the quantities based on how many people you are serving. Listed below will make a 9×13 casserole dish, or 5-6 lunch servings.

  • 5 c cooked brown or white rice
  • 2 packages of stir fry vegetables, or fresh vegetables of your choosing
  • 2lbs chicken breast
  • 1 1/2 c soy sauce
  • 1 c water
  • 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp mince garlic
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp cornstarch mixed into 1/4 c water

Directions

If you want to make this as a dinner:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF
  2. Cook rice according to package instructions
  3. Prepare your vegetables, if necessary
  4. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, combine soy sauce, water, brown sugar, ginger and garlic
  5. Cover and bring to a boil
    • Watch this carefully! It will start to rapidly boil and overflow if you’re not watching
  6. Once boiling, add the cornstarch/water mixture. Once thick, remove from heat
  7. Place chicken in a baking dish and baste it with some of the sauce, making sure it’s entirely coated
  8. Bake chicken for 35 minutes, or until entirely cooked
  9. Once cooked, allow the chicken to cool slightly before shredding
  10. In a large bowl, combine the rice, vegetables and chicken. Drizzle enough sauce so the whole mixture is wet
  11. Place the mixture into a 9×13 baking dish and bake for 15 minutes
  12. Serve with an extra drizzle of sauce

If you want to make these into lunches:

Follow steps 1-10. Do not rebake the dish, just separate them into individual dishes. Drizzle a little extra sauce on top of each.

If you’re not a meat person, feel free to sub in tofu for the chicken! If you are a meat person, you can also substitute it for beef.

Happy Cooking!

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