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This Chicken & Veggie Teriyaki Skillet recipe includes a homemade teriyaki sauce that is MUCH better for you than the storebought version. Just look at all the unwanted additives in this bottle (the brand I used to buy!) that you would not cook with at home:
Store-Bought Teriyaki Sauce
Skip the modified corn starch, caramel color, rice flour, citric acid, xantham gum, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, and natural flavor and make your own more wholesome version with this recipe!
The recipe was great! Chicken was very tender. I’m going to make extra sauce to have on hand to use for dipping tenders.
I also had the chance to do a quick demo of this recipe on the Charlotte Today Show. Here’s the clip if you’d like to see it, along with my favorite brown rice tip:
Ingredients for the Teriyaki Sauce
- Soy sauce – Use gluten-free soy sauce if you’re avoiding gluten.
- Water – To help the sauce not become too thick.
- Garlic – Minced.
- Fresh ginger – Peeled and minced.
- Toasted sesame oil – Be sure it’s toasted.
- Rice wine vinegar – A staple in Asian cooking.
- Honey – Natural Sweetener.
- Red Pepper Flakes – Just a pinch.
Ingredients for the Chicken and Veggies
- Olive Oil – Extra virgin.
- Red onion – Cut in half and thinly sliced.
- Bell peppers – Choose your favorite colors.
- Boneless, skinless chicken thighs – We recommend local, humanely raised meat.
- Whole-wheat flour – Look for the 100% stamp on the package. Use gluten-free if avoiding gluten.
- Fresh cilantro leaves – Optional for garnish.
How to make the sauce
- Whisk: Combine all sauce ingredients, whisk, and set aside.
How to make Chicken and Veggie Teriyaki Skillet
- Heat: 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the onion and peppers, while stirring occasionally, until they soften and begin to brown, 7 to 9 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
- Cook: Pound the chicken with a tenderizer and dredge in flour until well coated on all sides. After the veggies are removed from the pan, pour in the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and add the chicken, still on medium-high. Cook until golden brown on both sides and cooked almost all the way through, about 5 minutes (depending on the thickness of the chicken).
- Pour: Add in the teriyaki sauce and scrape the brown bits off the bottom of the pan. Bring to a boil and cook for a couple of minutes until the sauce reduces down and begins to thicken. Add back in the veggies and turn down to low until the chicken is done all the way through (no longer pink in the middle).
- Serve: Top with a handful of cilantro (if using), and serve over brown rice or whole-grain ramen noodles.