Wow. It has been a really long time since I have done a cooking post. That isn’t to say I haven’t been cooking because I have. I just find taking photos and trying to get dinner on the table can often be too much. But I also feel bad because you dolls are missing so many great meals! So I am back to blogging about cooking at least once a week. Today’s post is an easy weeknight meal: Teriyaki chicken cooked in the slow cooker. I like this dinner because it is easy, healthy, and everyone likes it.
I start by making the teriyaki sauce directly in my slow cooker. I always use a liner to make clean-up easy, and all these ingredients are poured into the bag:
(This makes enough for my husband, myself and my two young kids)
1/3 cup soy sauce
1-2 Tbsp sugar
3 Tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
1″ grated fresh ginger
1-3 cloves of garlic minced
Then I slice half of an onion and add it to the sauce along with 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts. If I make this in the morning then I let the chicken marinade and then turn the slow cooker on low for 4 hours.
Frankly it really doesn’t need four whole hours, it probably only needs 1-2 hours.
About 20-30 minutes before it is time to serve the chicken I will make white rice on the stove top. I also microwave snow peas while the chicken is cooling. These side dishes round out the meal.
Once it is time to serve, I will fish the chicken out of the bag and lay it on the cutting board. Then I take all of the marinade and set it in a pan with a Tbsp of corn starch that has been mixed with a splash or two of hot water (so the corn starch is dissolved and wont create lumps). Then I bring it to a quick simmer while stirring. This thickens up the marinade and creates a succulent sauce that is poured over the chicken and rice. Yum!
And there you have it! I happen to be out of sesame seeds at the moment, but if I had some they would be delicious tossed with a drizzle of toasted sesame seed oil and the snow peas.
So do you kittens have any great teriyaki recipes you would like to share with the group? I am always looking for new recipes.