Chicken Teriyaki Healthy Kid-Friendly Recipe
One of our family favorites – a healthy meal that kids love!
- Yield: 4
- Category: Healthy Meals
- Cuisine: Asian
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
- ¼ cup brown sugar, honey, or coconut palm sugar
- ½ cup coconut aminos, soy sauce, or Braggs
- ¼ cup water
- 1 small garlic clove, grated
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- Oil, for pan frying Green onions, optional
- Rice or Cauliflower Rice
- Pound chicken breasts or thighs to 1/4 inch thin by starting in the middle and working out to the edges.
- In a medium bowl, whisk to combine brown sugar, coconut aminos, water, grated garlic, and ginger.
- Place chicken inside a glass container or large gallon zip bag and transfer sauce into container. Mix chicken and sauce over a few times to combine.
- Marinade chicken for 30 minutes to 2 hours (even overnight for a strong flavor).
- In a large skillet over medium heat, heat enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan.
- Begin to cook chicken, about 3 minutes in each side, and remove from pan.
- Repeat process with remaining chicken if the pan is too small.
- Once the chicken is cooked, pour contents of zip bag into the pan.
- Bring sauce to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for a couple of minutes.
- Bring chicken back into the pan, toss to combine into sauce, and turn off heat.
- Serve over steamed rice or cauliflower rice and garnish with green onions, optional.
- Serving Size: 1 Bowl
- Calories: 215
- Sugar: 18g
- Sodium: 1065mg
- Fat: 9.1g
- Saturated Fat: 1.6g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 19.7g
- Protein: 14.9g
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