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Teriyaki Chicken with Veggies Healthy Recipe


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I have to give credit where credit is due, and although I can take credit cooking this delicious meal for my family not too long ago, I cannot take credit for the recipe. I stumbled upon this over at Heavenly Homemakers one day while planing my meals for the week. This was definitely a family friendly, easy to make, inexpensive meal. And best part (to me anyways), is that it is healthy! Winning! I thought I would share the recipe for all of you to enjoy!

4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

fresh veggies of choice (as you can see in the picture I opted for yellow squash, zucchini, and mushrooms) Feel free to use whatever veggie combination you desire.

Chopped pineapple (canned or fresh), I used canned

Enough cooked brown rice for your family

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce:

1/4 cup soy sauce or Bragg’s Amino’s
1 cup water
1-2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger or dry ground ginger (more or less to taste)
2 Tablespoons honey
1 minced garlic clove

2 Tablespoons organic cornstarch

1/4 cup cold water

To make the sauce, simply combine 1 cup water, soy sauce, honey, garlic and ginger in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.  Dissolve cornstarch in 1/4 cup cold water and add to sauce.  Stir constantly and allow the sauce to thicken.  If the sauce is too thick, add a little bit of water or soy sauce to thin.

Get your brown rice cooking.  (I have easy directions for cooking brown rice here.)  Mix up Teriyaki Sauce and have it ready to go when chicken and veggies are done.

Chop up your veggies and stir them around in a skillet over medium heat with olive oil until they are tender.  If your chicken needs to be cooked, throw that in too.  (See what a fancy cook I am?)  🙂  If you want, you can season your veggies and chicken with garlic.

Toss pineapple into the veggies to cook for just a few minutes.

Serve rice, veggies, pineapple and chicken with Teriyaki Sauce poured over the top!

This is a great healthy way to get in a quick meal that your family will love. 

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