The last thing you want to do after a long day is come home and spend hours cooking an elaborate meal. But that doesn’t mean you want your dinner to taste as though you microwaved it in a matter of minutes. And that’s always the catch, isn’t it?
Thankfully, this teriyaki chicken bake is gourmet level in terms of taste, but super easy in terms of prep time and cooking steps. So say hello to your new favorite simple but delicious weeknight meal.
The recipe from Skinny Ms. walks you through the steps of creating your own teriyaki marinade from scratch using little more than soy sauce, honey and ground ginger.
Once you’ve combined the ingredients and let the sauce simmer, you’ll turn your attention to the vegetables — including broccoli, carrots and snow peas — and chicken. Heat these together on a skillet until the chicken is cooked through and the veggies are softened. Separately, cook 3 cups of brown rice.
Then, it’s time to combine everything into one baking dish and bake it for 10 to 15 minutes. Once you’ve removed the dish from the oven, you’ve got the perfect dinner to eat. You can have it all on its own or serve alongside a salad or however you see fit.
That’s it — you’ve prepared a delicious dinner in just three easy steps:
If you’ve got leftovers, this meal will also be great to dish into lettuce cups and snack on throughout the week. So, not only did you make dinner in just a few minutes, but you also got some meal prep out of the way too. Not bad, eh?
Another way to make dinner a little easier is to cook up teriyaki chicken in a slow cooker. This recipe from Flavorite asks you to combine chicken, brown sugar, soy sauce, minced garlic and a few other ingredients into a slow cooker. All you have to do is add in all the ingredients and let the slow cooker do its thing while you go about your day.
Let simmer for four to five hours before removing the chicken. Then pour the slow cooker’s contents into a skillet and add cornstarch. This will thicken the sauce to give it just the right consistency. Add the chicken to the mixture once more, and get ready to serve it alongside steamed veggies!
You can also toss the chicken over a bed of lettuce or rice or inside of a cabbage cup. Another option is to serve the chicken with sweet potato noodles. The possibilities are practically endless!
No one will be able to tell that these delicious dinner options actually require very little work on your end.
Minimal effort, maximum taste. We wouldn’t have it any other way!