Ever wonder how to make a classic recipe a little healthier? The best alternative is to opt for baking over frying. This delicious Teriyaki Chicken recipe just does that! Since the chicken and rice are baked, their flavors come together beautifully without half the oil and fat. Plus, you don’t have to worry about anything being undercooked, because the veggies, the meat, and the rice are all prepared individually but cooked together inside the oven.
The best part about this bake is the sauce. This homemade sauce is made from simple household ingredients that when boiled together, reduce down to this sweet and savory syrup. Give this recipe a spin and make to sure to eat it hot! This will become a new family favorite.
Yields: 6 servings | Calories: 381 | Total Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 826mg | Carbohydrates: 53g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 25g | Protein: 19g | SmartPoints: 14
- 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 cup honey
- 3/4 cup cold water
- 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons corn starch
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 1/2 cup yellow onion, diced large
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
- 1 cup broccoli, chopped small
- 1/2 cup shredded carrot
- 1 cup snow peas, cut in half
- 3 cups cooked brown rice
In a small sauce pot, combing the soy sauce, honey, 1/2 cup of the water, ginger, and garlic powder. Bring to a boil. While the sauce is boiling, combine the last 1/4 cup of water and corn starch in a small bowl. Whisk well and gradually pour into the boiling sauce, stirring the sauce constantly. Reduce to a simmer, and continue to stir the sauce until thickened. Remove from heat and set aside.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 9X13 inch casserole dish with non-stick spray and set aside.
In a large skillet, heat the sesame oil on medium heat. Once hot add the ground chicken, breaking up into smaller pieces as it cooks. When no pink remains in the chicken, add onion, garlic, ginger, broccoli, carrot, and snow peas. Cook until onions soften.
Add the rice and mix well to combine. Stir in the sauce, until all ingredients are coated well. Pour into prepared baking dish. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Serve immediately.