Chicken Teriyaki

At the moment we are both trying to eat as healthy as possible and this chicken teriyaki with stir fried vegetables went down a treat. This meals serves 2 people, and each portion comes in at 520 calories. I am only aware of the calories because I am watching my calorie intake at the moment. My biggest problem is not eating enough vegetables but when you marry them with teriyaki I will eat them all night long.


Teriyaki sauce

  • 85ml of light soy sauce
  • 40ml of dark soy sauce
  • 50g of honey
  • Sprinkle of chilli flakes
  • 2 teaspoons of Shaoxing wine

Main ingredients
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • Oil
  • 1/2 head of savoy cabbage
  • 1 handful of mangetout
  • 1 handful of tender stem broccoli
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small piece of ginger
  • 120g jasmine rice
  • 240ml of water

How you make it:

  • Pre heat the oven to 200c/180c fan.
  • Place all the teriyaki sauce ingredients in a saucepan. 
  • Bring to the boil, reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes until slightly reduced, set aside.

  • Trim the two chicken breasts, season with salt n pepper.

  • Add the chicken to a hot pan with a little oil and fry presentation side down for 3 minutes on a high heat.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and place on a baking tray brush with the teriyaki sauce. Roast the chicken for 10 minutes, remove and brush again with teriyaki sauce. Cook for a further 10 minutes.

  • Whilst the chicken is roasting prepare the vegetables. Finely slice the onions and cabbage.
  • Grate the garlic and ginger on a fine grater.

  • Boil the rice for 11 mins, when done turn off the heat and leave the lid on.
  • Gently fry the onion in a little oil on a medium heat for 2 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and ginger, fry for a further 2 minutes.
  • Add the rest of the vegetables, the remaining teriyaki sauce, 2 tablespoons of water. Cover and cook for 6 mins.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven and allow rest for 2 mins.
  • Plate the teriyaki vegetables and top with sliced chicken. Serve the rice boiled to one side.

I hope you make this and enjoy it, but bear in mind it is my take on teriyaki and I am not Japanese. 

This week's blog musical delectation is from The XX, I am liking their new album "I See You".