This Teriyaki Chik’n has been a quick go to dinner of mine for the past few months when I am too busy or too tired to make anything involved. It can be made in just 10 minutes!! My whole family loves it and even though all 3 things come from a package they are not all that horrible for you and damn sure better than any drive through food you could buy.
The Teriyaki sauce made by Kikkoman is the one I like the best (so far-have not tried everything) and it does not have anything weird or horrible in it. There is no fat, a lower amount of sugar and sodium than other brands and no HFCS like some. All in all not a bad bottled sauce at all. I usually am able to feed my family of 5 with using only half of the bottle but depends on how saucy you like it. A warning, the sauce is slightly spicy so if serving to kids scoop out the Chik’n en without bringing along additional sauce and toss well to evenly coat rice but not overwhelm it to keep the heat down for their little mouths.
I usually like to make my brown rice the traditional way that takes the 40+ minutes but do keep the boil in a bag brown rice around for such a busy/lazy nights. I know cooking in plastic is not a desired thing to do but again better than a drive through and it only takes 10 minutes!
Finally the vegan Chik’n is also a quick product since it is precooked and really only needs to be warmed and browned. I cook mine until it is crispy and the pour the sauce on right at the last minute to keep it crispy. There are many brands to choose from but Yves Meatless Chik’n Strips seems to be the lowest in fat and does not have too many things to stay away from but really any brand you like is great. If you follow Dr. McDougall this would fit into that plan if you chose the lowest fat Chik’n. * The Yves will require 2 packages to make 4+ servings, the Morning star requires 1 package.
Vegan Chik’n of your choice (*see above for amount)
1/2 jar Kikkoman Teriyaki Sauce
2 packages of boil in a bag brown rice
Spray a frying pan with a little bit of cooking spray and cook Chik’n strips at a medium heat until brown on all sides, turning often.
While Chik’n is cooking cook the rice according to package direction, should take 10 minutes. Drain the water from the bag and pour onto serving plates.
Once the Chik’n is cooked through and evenly brown add desired amount of Teriyaki sauce and stir well to coat and heat but do not let sit for long or the Chik’n can become too soft.
Top the rice with the sauce covered Chik’n strips and ENJOY!