December 30, 2016

Clean Chicken Teriyaki


If you love Asian inspired food, try this clean chicken teriyaki recipe. It is simple and tasty!

Earlier this week, we cooked the chicken and quinoa-rice blend as a family. My husband cooked the chicken, while my son and I put the rice blend in the Instant Pot and mixed up the teriyaki sauce.

We intentionally limit the amount of soy in our diet, so instead of traditional or even gluten free soy sauce, I use coconut aminos by Coconut Secret for recipes like this. If you're not familiar with coconut aminos, it tastes nothing like the drupe. Yes, it comes from coconuts but is extracted from the blossoms of the tree. I prefer coconut aminos over soy sauce, because it much less salty tasting.

As you can see in the picture, I portioned the quinoa-rice blend using the starch container from my Beachbody Portion Control containers. I only ate the portion plated but wanted to show you how much rice is included in one of those little yellow containers! If portion control scares you, don't be! If you are eating the right foods, your portions are plentiful.

Let me know if you try this recipe or have other quick and easy Asian recipes. My husband could eat this kind of food every day and will appreciate your ideas!

INGREDIENTS
1 lb Boneless, Skinless Chicken (breast, thigh, or combination)
1 Tbsp Grapeseed Oil
Salt and Pepper

For the Sauce:
1/4 cup Coconut Palm Sugar (substitute for brown sugar)
1/4 cup Coconut Aminos
2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
2 Cloves Minced Garlic
1 Tbsp Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour

Additional if desired:
Quinoa, Rice, Broccoli, or Stir Fry Vegetables)

INSTRUCTIONS
1. If serving w/ quinoa or rice, go ahead and get that started cooking in the Instant Pot, rice cooker, or on the stove.
2. Cut chicken into bite size pieces.
3. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet.
4. Place chicken in skillet and season with salt and pepper. Cook until no longer pink, stirring frequently.
5. In a small bowl, combine all sauce ingredients and whisk until no flour lumps.
6. Add sauce to chicken and cook, stirring constantly until thickened and sticky.
7. Serve with additional ingredients of your choice.

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