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teriyaki chicken with brown rice and peaches
sesame teriyaki chicken with summer veg

So the real title of this meal should be: Sesame Teriyaki Chicken with Fennel Mushroom Peaches – but it was too long for my format!

As the only child of a single, working mother, coming of age in the 80’s I ate a lot of meals that started in a box, can or the microwave. This being said, you shouldn’t find it too funny when at 19 years old, Teriyaki sauce was the first “exotic” food I learned how to make. This dish starts off with the marinade. Technically, teriyaki sauce is, 50% soy sauce 50% sugar. So, depending on how much sauce you need, you can adjust the recipe accordingly. For this, I probably used about 1/2 cup of low-sodium soy sauce and about 1/4 cup of natural, unbleached sugar and about a tablespoon of freshly shaved ginger. Mix well, place the raw chicken in the sauce and set aside.

Next I put brown rice in the rice cooker and chopped up some veggies for the side. After browsing the refrigerator for ingredients, I decided to chop up 1/2 a head of fennel, 8 to 10 mushrooms and two firm peaches.

When the rice is done cooking, you can start whipping up the meal. Heat a couple tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan for the chicken. Once the oil is hot toss in a generous sprinkle of sesame seeds and cook for about a minute, stirring the entire time. Once they are slightly browned, add the chicken that has been marinating in the sauce.  Cook the chicken on high heat, stirring occasionally, for about 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the thickness of your pieces. Once the chicken is almost done, add the remaining liquid and cook

About halfway through, heat some oil in another pan and start sauteing the fennel.  After about 2 minutes add the mushrooms, stir for a few, and lastly add the peaches. Mix for a couple minutes and serve as shown. Drizzle a little bit of the sauce over the veggies too, if you like!!


teriyaki chicken with brown rice and peaches

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