Went out shopping the other day and passed by a Japanese Restaurant. It reminds me of teriyaki chicken….one of the few popular Japanese dish that I know of. My family loves teriyaki chicken. It’s quite a long time since I last made that dish. I just had to cook it. It came out so good that the pot of rice that I cooked extra for fried rice the next day was all gone! Teriyaki Chicken is simple and easy to prepare. Here’s how I did it:
5 pieces of chicken thigh (deboned)
1/2 C brown sugar (more if you like it sweeter)
1/2 C soya sauce
1 knob of ginger (grated)
4 pips of garlic (finely chopped)
1t sesame oil
Put everything into a big bowl and mix well. Leave to marinade at least one hour, best overnight. I was in a hurry to cook it for dinner so I only managed to let it marinade for about 2 hours. It was still very good.
Remove the chicken pieces from the marinade and arrange them on a baking tray and bake at 200 degrees Celsius for 25-30 minutes. Pour the left over marinade into a small pot and simmer it for a while.
When the chicken is cooked, pour the sauce from the baking into a small bowl and add 1 teaspoon of corn flour. Mix and pour into the marinade in the pot. Give it a quick boil to thicken the sauce.
While waiting for the chicken to be cooked, you can cook the rice and a plate of broccoli. They will all be cooked about the same time. You will have a wonderful hot meal of teriyaki chicken with rice and broccoli. Spoon some sauce over the teriyaki chicken. Everyone in the family will love you for that. I’m always so thrilled when everyone at home say, ‘Oh, this is so good‘. It makes me want to cook more nice food for them. That’s what motivates me to keep learning to cook better food. Of course blogging helps me to cook even more.
Do you love Japanese food? What is your favourite Japanese food? My other favourite Japanese food is sushi and vegetable tempura. So far, I only know how to make one type of sushi which can be found at How To Make Sushi Without A Sushi Mat. Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
Quote of the day……
‘Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.’