I'm a SAHM to 2 beautiful little kids, and I LOVE to cook and bake anything really, I love trying new recipes, even if they're not for my level. I have dreams of one day becoming a Registered Dietician. I love everything fresh, and try my hardest to keep additives, preservatives, food dyes, artificial colors and flavors out of our house and bodies. I hope someday one or both of my kids will love cooking like I do, but until then I thought I'd share my love with everyone else.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Insanely Good Homemade Chicken Teriyaki
So first off let me say that back in Clarksville, TN there is a yummy Japanese restaurant called Kohana and they make a delicious Chicken Teriyaki, and we came pretty close to recreating that today. Plus the sauce is only about a point (on weight watchers) so with the chicken it was about 5 points total!
The recipe we found online was similar to this one but we tweaked it a little bit to our own taste.
Soy sauce ( we used low sodium cause I have serious salt issues haha) - 3 TBSP + 1 TSP
Pineapple juice - 1/2 cup
Fresh garlic - 3/4 TSP
Fresh ginger - 3/4 TSP
Dry mustard - 1/2 TSP
Brown sugar - 1 1/2 TBSP
Ground black pepper - A few grinds
Cornstarch - 1/2 TSP
Pineapple Juice - 3 TBSP
Sesame Oil (optional)
Mix together first 7 ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a slight boil, then mix last 2 ingredients together in a separate bowl and add to boiling pot. Allow to boil for 1-2 minutes then turn down heat and allow to simmer and reduce for about 10 minutes. Turn off heat and let cool. Add a few drops of sesame oil for extra flavor!
Slice a chicken breast in half horizontally to make it nice and thin, once teriyaki is cooled put about half the marinade in a ziploc with the chicken and marinade for 30 minutes then grill til done. Use the remaining marinade to pour over top and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.
Hope you enjoy this recipe, I will be making this again very soon! We really love this recipe. This recipe will make about 3-4 pieces of chicken.