If you’ve been following along with the weekly Post-Grad Essentials series posts, you may have seen this BIG post detailing eight of my favorite go-to recipes for meal prep and lunches to take to work with you.
I whipped up this recipe Monday night late and a day behind on most of my to-do list, just looking for something quick, healthy and easy to make so I could drag my exhausted self to bed at a reasonable hour.
It was SO good I had to interrupt my original post I had planned for today just to share it with you guys – no seriously. It’s that good!
The best part is that it is super simple and quick to make. I put some rice in the rice cooker, steamed some broccoli in a pan with olive oil, and set to work on making this homemade teriyaki sauce.
- 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch pieces (I used Tyson pre-cooked diced grilled chicken breasts and blackened them up with a pan in olive oil – HUGE time saver!You can find them in the frozen section)
- salt and pepper
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice or apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger (I left this one out! good either way!)
- 2 cloves garlic minced (1 teaspoon of minced garlic = 1 clove)
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- Cook Rice and Steam Broccoli, set aside.
- Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper, cook in pan with olive oil (flip often)
- In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine all of the sauce ingredients and stir thoroughly until there are no cornstarch lumps.
- Add sauce to chicken in large pan and stir constantly until the sauce thickens into a glaze texture.
- Pour over rice and broccoli, and serve.
- FOR MEAL PREP:
- Keep rice in separate containers, combine chicken and broccoli. To re-heat rice each day, add a little water to the rice and put in microwave for 1-2 minutes on regular heat. Drain water and serve for soft rice.
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