December 13, 2012
Chicken Teriyaki Plate
Our house has been crazy the last couple of days. My husband and I are huge animal people and have had dogs since before we got married. Last year our older female dog passed away and we are now down to two senior dogs. With our male dog having thyroid issue we thought it might be nice to have a smaller dog which would keep his spirits up. So yesterday we picked-up and brought home a Pomeranian-chihuahua mix. He is tiny, fluffy and adorable. Luckily for my sanity he has already taken quickly to crate training and my kids have gotten along with him splendidly. This is the first animal that my kids have been around when it was brought home so they are very excited about their new pet. Since my family has been very busy I have been trying to keep my meals this week simple, but still flavorful. Earlier in the week I tried a new recipe for Chicken Teriyaki Plate from the December issue of Food and Wine magazine which looked like a great sweet chicken recipe.
This recipe has 11 ingredients. It takes a total time of 1 hour and 45 minutes, 45 minutes of which is active and makes 4 servings. I had no problems finding any of the ingredients at my local grocery store. I did make a number of changes. Instead of keeping my chicken thighs whole, I chose to use skinless-boneless thighs which I cut into one inch pieces. This made my total cooking time much shorter, while still having the same great taste from the homemade teriyaki sauce. For the lemon-lime soda I used soda made with real sugar which I prefer over brands made with high fructose corn syrup. I would have normally served this recipe over brown rice, but I ran out so I served it over white rice instead. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written.
My family loved this recipe. The chicken was tender and the teriyaki sauce was the perfect blend of sweetness. I think the modification came out great and I would make it the same way again. It looked and tasted like something that would come out of a great restaurant while taking little time and effort. My husband was the most impressed, he was totally won over with this dish. Definitely a keeper!
For the recipe go to Chicken Teriyaki Plate.