I know I’ve shared this with you before, but I used to live in Kobe, Japan. On a man-made island called Rokko Island, to be exact. I loved it there. I often find myself reminiscing about my former life there. It was such a simple life. A really good life. A life that I’m thankful I had the opportunity to experience.
Before living there, I wasn’t a big fan of Japanese food. I thought it was okay, but I would never choose a Japanese restaurant to have dinner prior to living there. But while there, I was forced to embrace not only the culture, but the cuisine. And you know what, I quickly realized that Japanese food is AMAZING. Now, 5 years removed from my life in Japan, I yearn for the abundance of amazing Japanese food I ate while living there.
So to take care of my desires, I find myself cooking Japanese food more and more. One of my favorite dishes to make is teriyaki chicken. It is so delicious, I can’t get enough of it.
There are many different brands of teriyaki sauce on the market, but since it is so easy to prepare, I prefer making it myself.
Here is my recipe:
1 lb package of skinless & boneless chicken thighs (cut in bite size pieces)
2-3 tbsp cooking oil
1/2 cup mirin (found in asian market/asian section of grocery store)
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tbsp fine sugar
To make teriyaki sauce: In a small pan, add all ingredients. Mix well. Place pan on low heat and allow to simmer for about 5 minutes. Once done, remove from heat.
1. Season chicken with salt/pepper to taste. Heat oil in a frying pan on medium heat. Add chicken, and cook until chicken is cooked through.
2. Add teriyaki sauce to pan, and continue to cook until sauce has glazed and thoroughly covered chicken.
3. Once done, remove from pan, and serve over a bed of rice. Garnish as desired.
And since I know you will have leftovers, you can pack it for lunch the next day in your Planetbox Launch lunch box.
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