Teriyaki Chicken and Fried Rice

December 23, 2009 at 6:56 am (cooking) ()

Well, it’s raid night tonight so I went with something quick, simple, and tasty.

Teriyaki Chicken (for 2, but easily enlarged!)

2 chicken breasts…but thighs work, too!
Soy Sauce
Ground Ginger
Garlic Salt
Olive Oil

Cut the chicken into cubes. Don’ have to be fancy or precise… think bite-sized pieces. But! Keep in mind… the smaller the pieces, the shorter the cooking time.

Turn the fire on medium, add the olive oil, and let the pan heat up. When it’s warm, add the chicken. Now, add the soy sauce – pour over the chicken until you can smell it. (At least, that’s what I did…) Drizzle honey over the chicken.. it looked maybe a tablespoon? Two? Not sure, I just poured.  Now, for the ground ginger, just tap the shaker 4 times. Should do it. Lightly sprinkle the garlic salt, then add a few grinds of pepper. No, I wasn’t counting or measuring. I never do, I’m sorry!!! You shouldn’t be able to smell the garlic, and only smell a hint of the ginger.

Let the chicken cook over medium heat, moving them around, til they’re cooked thoroughly. Should be a little sauce left in the pan to pour over the chicken. Tahdah. Easy! 🙂

Fried Rice (fed 2 hungry ladies!!)

1 bag of Uncle Ben’s 10 minute rice, boiled as per package directions. (I went 12 minutes. Meh.)
handful of frozen peas
4 baby carrots, chopped
about a handful of onion, chopped
1 egg

Alrighty. Once the rice is cooked, dump out the water. and empty the rice into the pot.

Now, I started the veggies when I started the chicken. Just heated up a pan, added some olive oil to coat the bottom, then dumped in the veggies, tossed in a LITTLE soy sauce (not much), and stirred them.

Then I covered them and stirred occasionally over medium-low heat. 🙂 The goal is to caramelize the onions.

Once the veggies are cooked, dump them on top of the rice. Now, while the pan is still hot, add a tiny bit of oil if necessary, and add the egg. Scramble that sucker!

After the egg is scrambled, add it to the rice and veggies. Add more soy sauce ( for flavor and to color the rice), a shake or 2 of garlic salt, and sesame seeds IF you have them. (of not, don’t fret), then mix it up.

Dish and serve, with the chicken on the side! Yummy!!


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