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Chicken Teriyaki

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This is a family favorite and we make it at least once a month if not more. It’s soooo good. This makes a lot of sauce, but my kids like it that way. You can use less sugar, but I really think it needs it. Adjust to your taste though.

  • 1 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 TBL water
  • 2 rounded TBL cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1-2 tsp fresh ginger (can use ground)
  • pepper to taste
  • 12 boneless/skinless chicken thighs

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Add everything, except chicken, to a small pot and bring to simmer while whisking
  3. Pour 1/2 mixture over chicken and bake, covered w/foil for 25 minutes
  4. Remove from oven. I pour off excess liquid/fat
  5. Pour remaining sauce on chicken and continue baking for 15 minutes UNCOVERED

Cleanup is a breeze if you line your baking pan with foil. Seriously, do it. Serve with some homemade fried rice; it’s super-easy. When making fried rice it is important to use cold rice, leftover white rice is ideal. I’ll post my fried rice recipe in another post soon.

This makes a lot of sauce, but that’s how my kids like it. You could add 4 more thighs and still have enough sauce. You can also use boneless/skinless breasts, but we are a thigh family 🙂

Asian Salad

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This salad is so delicious. It was a huge hit in our home. It’s probably not the healthiest as it uses ramen noodles, but considering it serves 10 I’m not so concerned about it. It is an awesome dish to make for a summer gathering. I modified it somewhat in that I used 1/2 cup oil instead of 3/4 cup. I also roasted the slivered almonds in the oven @350 for about 8 minutes, but be sure to watch as they can go from golden to burnt very quickly. I also cooked the dry noodles up in a pan with 2 TBL of butter until golden, too. I used one of the chicken flavor packets that came with the ramen, but go by what tastes good to you.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/asian-salad/detail.aspx