Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Easy weeknight Chicken Teriayki

Weeknights are so difficult. I get out of work at 3:00, I come home and then my husband goes to work and I then start my second job as "mom". I have to clean up after the 3 of them, do laundry,dishes, be a referee and on top of that make dinner. I don't know how we moms do it, but we do. Recipes like this help. I got this recipe from a woman who lived in our apartment complex years ago. It is a quick , go to meal. I usually have everything I need for it on hand, and it is made on top of the stove. It is really good, I don't know if it has true teriayki flavor but I like it better than what I get at Shen Wangs for 10.00. Let's get started.


Chicken Teriayki


1 lb chicken cutlets, cut thin and in strips
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 garlic clove ( I used 2)
1 med onion, sliced into thin rings
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
3 tbsp Guldens spicy brown mustard
1-2 tbsp brown sugar ( I used 2)
1/2 tsp ground ginger



Directions:


Mix soy sauce,mustard,brown sugar, and ginger in a small bowl.


Whisk together and set aside.



Cut your chicken into thin strips




Set aside, until ready to use.
Cut garlic in half and the onion into thin rings. Heat oil in skillet and add garlic and onions and cook for 5 minutes.




Add chicken to the pan. Cook chicken for a little bit.



Add the soy sauce mixture, cover and simmer until sauce thickens and juices run clear, about 15 minutes.



***Double the sauce ingredients, remove cover after 10 minutes to help thicken quicker. Sometimes I use a cornstarch slurry. Remove chicken and keep warm if done before the sauce thickens to your liking.


That's the whole thing, done, finished. Serve over white rice or even better serve it with Donna's special fried rice, this takes it to a whole other level and you know exactly what you are eating and you can control the ingredients. Even my kids like this. So when you are stuck , at home, kids are screaming, the laundry needs to get done, the dishes need to get washed and you are trying to keep the kids from killing each other, give yourself a break and try this quick, easy, delish weeknight meal.



Now, if you will excuse me, I have laundry to fold and put away, because just like washing the dishes, my husband forgets how. It never ends. Keep smiling everyone, keep smiling.

31 comments:

  1. Our house is opposite of yours, my hubby works during the day and I work at night, I have to make dinner before I go to work and do the dishes,then come home at about 9:30 and do them again! This looks like the perfect easy dinner for moms like us!

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  2. Looks yummy! Sounds like the arrangement my hubby and I have, but he usually has to cook dinner! I need more quick meals like this to try. I'm getting sick of my regular standbys.

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  3. I have to switch around, or we get bored, and that sauce seems like one I have to try! The dish looks like my kind of plate of goodness!

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  4. This looks so good, Denise!

    My husband tends to be the same way! He'd LOVE it if I'd agree to let him be a stay-at-home Dad while I work full-time, but it literally makes me feel sick when I imagine how my house would look everyday when I got home! Men don't quite seem to get it or realize just how much we do in a given day!

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  5. Love this dish, and I always serve it with that rice. And some spinach on the side. So very flavorful and such a cinch to make. Perfect!

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  6. Whoa it seems like you have a very hectic life! I don't know how you handle working AND taking care of the kids. Both are full time jobs. At least there are good recipes like these to help you out!

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  7. Moms are great at multitasking!! You can do everything at once .....and then blog about it..LOL!

    I like easy and delish recipes. Thanks for this one.

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  8. Simple. Quick. Delicious. My kind of meal.

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  9. A very nice weekday meal! I love the ingredients in your sauce!

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  10. I hear ya!! If only I could get paid (in $) to do mom/wife/domesticengineer/foodblogger as my only job... This recipe sounds quick and supertasty! I will add it to my "to try" list...I can just taste it with some rice...mmmmm.

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  11. Yum! That looks so quick and easy!

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  12. It sounds like someone needs a day at the spa! ;0)

    This looks really tasty. I think my kids would like it too!

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  13. I'm a single working mom with three kids, so I feel ya! That dinner looks super yummy :)

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  14. Love teriyaki, goes so well with rice! Yea, weeknights can be a headache, I often have problems thinking of what to cook.

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  15. That looks pretty dang good to me. I applaud all you working moms out there!

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  16. That looked great, and I'm sure it was delicious!

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  17. My lips were smacking as I read the ingredients. We eat a lot of chicken (A LOT!) so this will be on the make-soon list!

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  18. oh i love this, i have no doubt this would get quickly gobbled up by the family!

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  19. I guess I should count my lucky stars because my husband does the laundry around here, because I forgot how :-) See how that works?

    This looks good. I've never made teriyaki sauce before but it looks so simple. I might have to give this a try!

    Like the new blog look btw.

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  20. What an interesting idea to put mustard in teriyaki. It looks great! BTW, I don't know how you moms do it. My mom worked until 5pm, and then came home and always got dinner ready. Just thinking about it is exhausting!

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  21. oh my...when my husband stays home with my girls my house turns into a complete disaster ...so I feel ya..I've tried a couple teriayki recipes from blogs lately and can't seem to find one I love..can't wait to try yours. I think the problem was the first time I ever had it was in Hawaii...so I am expecting the same flavor. This looks so good and its on my to try list :-)

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  22. I think the second job may be the hardest! I love easy meals like this!

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  23. That looks delicious! I love quick and easy meals!

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  24. Quick and easy, this right up my alley!

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  25. I love anything with onions! This looks fantastic!

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  26. My kids love chicken teriyaki! It's one of those dishes they sample (& order) at the mall food court everytime we go. Thanks for sharing. I'm off to check out your milk and cookies!
    ~ingrid

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  27. Denise, you are amazing. I don't know how you can do all that plus blogging. And who cares if this is authentic teriyaki flavor. If you like it, that's all that counts. Great recipe for a busy night.

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  28. love Teriyaki Denise...had it for the first time in Hong Kongn love it..ur recipe looks super easy! :)

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  29. keep it up, denise, you're doing a great job! mom's deserve much more credit than they get... but don't forget to take care of you, too!

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  30. I don't know how I missed this!!! Definitly going on my weekly menu!!! Hope all is ok, and hopefully will see an updated post soon!

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