There was a Chinese restaurant close to my previous job and I loved going there every chance I got. Partly that was due to the amazing cream cheese rangoons they served. The other part was their chicken teriyaki. Omg but that was some good stuff.
It was a sad, sad day for me when they closed that restaurant down. I called and left them a message asking them for their Rangoon and Chicken Teriyaki recipe. Not surprisingly they never called me back.
But I’ve recreated their chicken teriyaki recipe for two (or have one serving for dinner and the other serving for lunch like I do!). I’ve made this once a week for the last month because I’m that hooked on it. Plus it is basically done in around 20 minutes. You can’t beat that for a quick, delicious weeknight dinner for one or two.
Note: the soy sauce is a little salty so don’t put too much salt on the chicken.
Chicken Teriyaki for Two
1 chicken breast, flattened and cut into strips
1 tsp canola oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 c less sodium soy sauce
1 tsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp rice vinegar
Lightly season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat canola oil in a large Frypan over medium heat. Cook chicken over medium heat until done. If grease remains, remove chicken and wipe out the pan before adding sauce.
At this point, you can cook the Teriyaki sauce one of two ways:
To cook in Frypan and let sauce cook into chicken:
In a measuring cup, add sauce ingredients and mix together. Once chicken is cooked, add sauce over chicken and cook for three minutes or until sauce thickens to your desired consistency.
To cook in Saucepan and have more sauce like consistency:
Add sauce ingredients to sauce pan and cook on medium heat until sauce thickens. Drizzle sauce over chicken.
Optional: Garish with green onions
Serve with green beans, carrots and rice.
Steam green beans and carrots in microwave, using steamer bag or you can boil them in a saucepan then blanche in cold water.
Prepare rice according to instructions.
Teriyaki sauce equals 2 servings = 4 sp per serving
Chicken points are basked on the ounces per serving. I use a scale similar to this Food Scale to measure all my food. It truly helps with counting points.
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