Chicken Teriyaki with Crispy Asian Brussels Sprouts and Garlic Cilantro Brown Rice

terriayki chicken

Chicken Teriyaki

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon honey or agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 small garlic clove, finely minced
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds)

Directions:

  1. To make the teriyaki sauce, place the crushed pineapple, soy sauce, honey, ginger and garlic a bowl, whisk to combine. Pour half of the teriyaki sauce in a resealable plastic bag and reserve the other half. Place the chicken breasts in the resealable bag, close and give it a good massage to coat with the marinade. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to overnight.
  2. When ready to cook, turn on the broiler and place the rack in the middle position. Place the marinated chicken breasts on a foil-lined baking sheet and spoon some of the chunky pineapple/ginger from the marinade on top of the breast. It will help keep the chicken moist. Broil for 8 to 10 minutes on each side, for a total of 16-20 minutes. Discard any remaining marinade in the bag.
  3. While the chicken is broiling, heat the reserved teriyaki sauce (that you had previously set aside in step 1) in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook for 3 minutes or until thickened slightly.
  4. When chicken is done, Slice the chicken, pour the teriyaki sauce over top and serve immediately.

Thanks to http://steamykitchen.com/24191-pineapple-chicken-teriyaki-recipe-video.html for the recipe!

Crispy Asian Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients:
  • 1 pound fresh brussels sprouts
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil (or other high-heat oil such as grapeseed)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce (you can also use fish sauce here if you want something with a bit more flavor)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice (about half a large lemon)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • Kosher salt
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and set a rack on the very top.
  2. Prepare the brussels by cutting off the base of each sprout, slicing them in half from top to bottom and remove the excess or loose exterior leaves.
  3. Soak the cut brussels for a minute in water to clean them.
  4. Drain and spread Brussels out on a paper towel to dry while the oven is preheating.
  5. Cover a large rimmed baking sheet with foil (makes cleaning it easier later on) and spread the brussels out on the pan.
  6. Generously drizzle the brussels with the oil and sprinkle with kosher salt. Stir with your hands to ensure brussels are all well-oiled and salted.
  7. Place in the oven on the top rack for 50-60 minutes. After 20 and 40 minutes, stir the brussels to ensure all sides get crispy.
  8. During the last 5-10 minutes of cooking, reduce remaining ingredients (soy sauce, maple syrup, garlic, sriracha, lemon juice and black pepper) in a sauté pan over medium-high heat until sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes.
  9. Remove brussels from the oven after 50 to 60 minutes, once all brussels are nice and crispy.
  10. Place them in a bowl and toss with some of the reduced sauce. Do this a little at a time as you don’t want the brussels to be soaked in sauce so they retain their crispy texture. You may have a little leftover sauce. Eat & enjoy!

Thanks to thebakermama.com/recipes/crispy-asian-brussels-sprouts/ for the recipe!

Cilantro Brown Rice

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cups long-grain rice (I used brown rice to make it healthier)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 to 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • Juice of 3 limes and zest of 2 limes (hold back juice of 1 lime for garnish)
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and onions and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and add the rice and salt. Cook over a low heat for 3 minutes, stirring constantly to make sure the rice doesn’t burn.
  2. Add 2 cups of the broth and the juice and zest of 2 limes and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until the rice is done.
  3. Add more liquid as needed. The rice shouldn’t be sticky.
  4. Just before serving, stir through the juice of 1 lime and lots of chopped cilantro.

Thanks to http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/garlic-cilantro-lime-rice-recipe.html for the recipe!

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