Teriyaki Chicken

Hi Everyone,

I am continuing my tropical theme today, due to the crappy weather we are having.  It is so cold and windy out, that I never left my house this weekend.  Last week we had rain but at least is was semi-warmish, kind of, but now it’s so bitter cold it goes right through you.  So with all that I am making tropical dishes, in hopes it makes it feel a little bit more like summer.  Summer, sigh… how I miss thee.

The sauce in the chicken is amazing!  Not to mention easy to make.  It’s made with low sodium soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic and chili flakes.  It’s so perfect and coats the chicken beautifully.  I had a fresh pineapple and I sliced it and smothered it in the sauce.  This was simply one of the best chicken dishes I have ever made and my family loved it!!

I had left overs from this meal and made a fantastic little pizza using flatout bread.  I just love having leftovers.  I used to hate leftovers up until the last year or so, realizing that the flavors of most dishes taste better the next day.  This little pizza proved me right!

The Teriyaki Chicken is a quick meal to make and is perfect for a busy weeknight.  I served my chicken on a bed of brown rice and served with a side salad.

The chicken with one slice of pineapple is only 173 calories!  You can’t find that at a Chinese restaurant. Not to mention it tastes so much better and is healthier for you.

Teriyaki Chicken

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 - 4 oz chicken breasts with 1 slice of pineapple

Serving Size: 4

Teriyaki Chicken

Ingredients

  1. 16 oz boneless chicken breast
  2. 1 tbsp butter
  3. salt & pepper
  4. Sauce:
  5. 1 tbsp. corn starch
  6. 2 tbsp. water
  7. 2 tbsp soy sauce
  8. 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  9. 1 clove garlic, minced
  10. 1 dash of chili pepper
  11. 1 cup water
  12. Toppings:
  13. 4 pineapple rings

Instructions

  1. Place each chicken breast portion between two pieces of plastic wrap. Using flat side of a meat mallet or rolling pin, pound chicken lightly until about 1/4? thick. Remove plastic wrap. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large skillet melt butter over medium heat. Add chicken and cook for 6 – 8 minutes until browned and no longer pink in center. Remove chicken from skillet, set aside.
  3. In a small bowl add 1 tbsp. corn starch and 2 tbsp. water. Stir until corn starch is dissolved, set aside.
  4. In the same skillet add remaining ingredients, and bring to a boil. Add cornstarch mixture and stir constantly until thicken.
  5. Add pineapple rings to skillet and cook until warm and completely covered with sauce. Take pineapple out an set a side.
  6. Add chicken back into skillet and coat with sauce and heat until warm.
  7. Place chicken on a plate, top with pineapple rings.
  8. Serve with a side of brown rice.

Notes

Calories173.3, Total Fat 3.5 g, Saturated Fat 0.3 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7 g, Monounsaturated Fat 0.3 g, Cholesterol 65.0 mg, Sodium 386.6 mg, Potassium 74.1 mg, Total Carbohydrate 10.7 g, Dietary Fiber 0.7 g, Sugars 8.8 g, Protein 26.8 g

http://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2012/03/19/teriyaki-chicken/

Do you like how my recipe appears?  I’m using Ziplist, it’s pretty easy to use and I thought it would be nicer for viewing and printing my recipes.  I’ll see how it goes and if I want to keep using it.  The only thing is, I think I can only use it once per post.  So I am going to post my pizza recipe the old fashion way!  :)

Teriyaki Pizza

Ingredients:

1 Flat Out Bread or Tortilla Shells

1 tbsp. Teryiaki Sauce

1.8 oz Teryiaki Chicken, diced

1/4 cup pineapple, diced

3 tbsp. roasted bell pepper, diced

1/2 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded

chili flakes (optional)

Preheat oven to 400

On Flatout Bread, add your sauce, top with chicken, pineapple, pepper, mozzarella cheese and chili pepper.  Place pizza on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 7 – 10 minutes.

Watch it so it doesn’t burn.

Serves one

Calories per serving:  207,  Fat:  5,  Carbs:  20,  Fiber:  9,  Protein:  20

The pizza really makes for a wonderful lunch or dinner.

Well my friends, it’s dinner time for me and I’m starving.  I’m really trying to be better about snacking.  Trying to stick to two light snacks a day and 3 main meals.  It’s hard, but I know I can do it.  Tomorrow is my official weigh in and I am afraid of what the scale will say.  Eck!!!

Oh, as a friendly reminder, as you know I was nominated for Healthiest Eating Food Blog on Fitness Magazine and would love it if you voted for me.  So far I only have 47 votes and I want t reach 54,  if you like my blog, please vote for Peanut Butter and Peppers.  To vote for me, just go here. Thank you, much appreciated!!

Have a wonderful week!!!

 

Comments

  1. Yum Yum! :) Chicken for breakfast sounds like a good idea today :)

  2. this teriyaki chicken reminds me of one of my favorite sandwiches I used to order at a restaurant that has since closed down…it was always topped with a thick slab of pineapple…I’ll have to put this on a sandwich and try it! :)

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says:

      Oh, this would be wonderful as a sandwich! Dam, wish I had more leftovers. I’m going to make it again and do as you say, make it a sandwich!!

  3. Awesome chicken, now my stomach is growling. I kept on staring hoping the chicken would pop out so that I can eat it. =)

  4. If you want some spring/summer-ish weather you should come visit me! It’s been in the mid to high 60s here in NYC and I’m LOVING it!

    The pineapple is definitely the perfect touch for this chicken. Love it!

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says:

      I would love to come to NY! I lived in NY (Buffalo) all my life and it was always cold, rainy or snowing and now there getting great weather and in California were getting the cold. It’s gotta be global warming?

  5. I love teriyaki anything! This chick looks great and I love the idea of adding it to a pizza with pineapple! Yum!

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says:

      Thanks! I really loved it as a pizza and it’s so quick!!! This chicken dis was a sure family pleaser!!

  6. This looks great! I was looking for a healthy chicken dish to cook tonight and I have all the ingredients!

  7. Gorgeous dish! We grilled pineapple last night with cayenne, coconut oil, and a little rum. Such a great spring-y meal! :)

  8. This is making me really hungry. I love the pineapple topping – delicious!

  9. Cassandra Bishop says:

    I LOVE ZipList. I have their app on my phone, it’s great for synching up with the recipes you want to make! It looks pretty nice too. Yummy recipe, I’ve been meaning to have a Chinese food night because the take-out places in my town are just horrible and incredibly greasy.

  10. This chicken looks so juicy and tender–cooked to perfection indeed! It snowed here today so this recipe is perfect. Chicken with pineapple…yes I think so! Now when can I pull out the grill outside?!

  11. Jennifer, this looks like the perfect dinner in my book! Thanks for sharing!

  12. This chicken looks delicious! I love teriyaki chicken. Love what you did with the leftovers too – great job!

  13. I want that teriyaki pizza NOW!!! It looks so fresh and delcious – the perfect segway to spring!

  14. This looks tasty! I love pineapple on almost anything :) Sounds like a perfect summer dish to me!

  15. I know I remember last year this time the weather was amazing. I hope it gets warmer soon, I am so pale!! This dish looks soo good. My fiance loves pineapples, I will have to try it sometime! =)

  16. I made this last night and it was delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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