If you’re a fan of rice bowls, then you’re going to love this recipe, it’s super healthy and full of flavor! Served with grilled chicken that is glazed with a Pineapple-Teriyaki sauce that you’ll learn how to cook from scratch.
I recently fell in love with a Pineapple Teriyaki sauce that I found at the grocery store. It goes great on beef kebabs and chicken, but the problem was it was really expensive (7 bucks a bottle!) and I would end up using the whole bottle with each meal.
So I decided to look into how to create teriyaki sauce from scratch and it was surprisingly easy fast, and not to mention cheap!
I like having a mixture of white and dark meat in this plate. This of course, is totally up to you, but if there is a sale at your grocery store on whole chickens, fryer packs, or even just leg meat bust out this recipe!
Here’s a few tips to help you get through the prep:
This meal is perfect for a whole chicken. Don’t know how to quarter a chicken? Refer to my post on Quartering A Chicken
If you want to save more time cooking, prepare the chicken the night before. The marinade can set in overnight giving you a more flavorful chicken. Don’t worry if you don’t have time to do this, it will still taste great soaking for 15 minutes or so while you get the other food prepped.
There’s plenty of ways to get the skin off of the ginger root. If you run a spoon against the root you can easily get the skin off. If you’re impatient like me, we’re not using all of the ginger, so just use a knife and slice the skin off.
You’ll lose some of the meat but, not a big deal.
I have a small kitchen in our apartment. Sometimes I need to get a little creative with my pots and pans to steam larger quantities of food I use my pot, a colander, and cover it with a lid
Hey. it gets the job done!
When steaming your veggies, try not to over cook. You want the colors to pop. If the greens look dull then you’ve overcooked your vegetables, and they get mushy and just don’t have much flavor anymore.
Set a timer. No longer than 5 minutes and you’re good. If you feel that the cabbage should be steamed a little longer, take the other veggies out and leave it in the steamer! Broccoli will be the most sensitive to over cooking so be mindful of that.
Depending on the type of chicken you’re cooking your grill times will vary. If you’re not comfortable with grilling chicken, use a cooking thermometer and check the temperature after 7 minutes. Once the reading is at 165 F, you’re good to go!