Sunday, June 15, 2014

Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry

          I was getting pretty bored of just my usual chicken and rice and broccoli meal so I decided that I needed to switch things up a bit while still incorporating a lot of veggies. I love flavorful food but a big problem with this is that when you go out to eat, a majority of that flavorful food has a lot of excess calories. My goal with this meal was to capture the teriyaki flavor without all the added sugar. Have you ever looked at the ingredients of just a regular bottle of teriyaki sauce? Or any store bought sauce or marinade for that matter? Go ahead and look, you'll find that either the first or second ingredient is HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP. Yep i'm not joking. I went to Smith's the other night and looked at over 7 different bottles and literally each bottles main ingredient was just that. So basically that made me disgusted and that is how I came up with this much healthier recipe for teriyaki sauce. 
Ingredients:


Sauce:
* 1/2 C Liquid Aminos (soy sauce substitute)
* 1 1/2 C Water
* 1/2 tsp ginger powder
* 2 tsp minced garlic
* 3 tbs Truvia 
* 2 tsp Honey
Veggies: (you really can use whatever veggies you want or happen to have)
* Snow peas
* Red, Orange, and Yellow Bell Peppers
* Bok Choy (similar to celery)
* Red Onion
* Broccoli 
* Water Chess Nuts

Chicken:
 * 3 chicken breasts cut into cubes 
To make the sauce I really just mixed everything together in a pan and simmered on low heat. My Sauce was very liquid-y but if you want it to be thicker or stickier I suggest adding a Tbs of corn starch or arrow root powder. Once the sauce is simmering I put the chicken in a pan and poured a little bit of the sauce over it while I cooked the chicken. While the chicken was cooking I cooked the veggies in a separate pan also cooking them with the teriyaki sauce. Once both are done you can mix them together and pour over rice. That's it! Enjoy :)
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