Cheat’s Chicken Teriyaki

Cheats Chicken Teriyaki
There are some days I cook up a storm in the kitchen and others where even peeling a garlic clove seems overwhelming. Our days can be busy, but instead of reaching for take-away, I lean into delicious, flavour-packed marinades with great ingredients. Keeping a whole heap of washed, shredded vegetables in the fridge is a huge time-saver and means this Cheat's Chicken Teriyaki is on the table in less than 15 minutes.
  • 4 chicken thigh fillets, trimmed, fat removed
  • 2/3 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tsp olive oil (see note 1)
  • Cooked basmati rice and salads to serve (pictured is red cabbage, carrot and edamame beans)
  • Sesame seeds and sliced chilli to serve (optional)
  1. In a large bowl, marinate the chicken with the teriyaki sauce.
  2. Heat a lightly greased, non-stick heavy based skillet on medium heat (see note 1) and add the chicken (including the leftover marinade in the bowl). Cook for 4 minutes.
  3. Turn the chicken and add 1/4 cup of water. Use your wooden spoon or spatula to scrape up all the crispy bits = these are extra flavour Cook an additional 4-6 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  4. Slice the chicken, serve with sauce from the pan, rice, your choice of salads, sesame seeds and sliced chilli if using.

Note 1 – I use the olive oil to lightly grease my pan (use a brush or paper towel). This stops the chicken and marinade from splattering.

Have time on your side? Try my homemade Teriyaki Chicken (it is also made with super simple ingredients).

Is Chicken Teriyaki freezer friendly? Yes! I love freezing this meal. Portion the chicken and sauce in freezer safe containers alongside cooked rice and steamed greens. Freeze for up to 2 months.

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