Teriyaki Chicken for Two

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This Teriyaki Chicken for Two recipe was adapted from Cooks Country Cooking for two cookbook. I found their procedure for crisping the chicken pretty unique. They weighted the chicken down by placing a large pot on top of the chicken weighted with 2 (14-15- ounce cans of whatever you may have on hand). The chicken browns evenly, and is nice and crisp.

This recipe is quick and simple to prepare and doesn’t require that many ingredients; my wife absolutely loved the sauce.

Teriyaki Chicken for Two
 
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Recipe type: Cooking for Two
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • 1 garlic clove (crushed and minced)
  • ¼ teaspoon cornstarch
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
Instructions
  1. Cover the bottom of a large sauce pan with aluminum foil using enough foil to bring the edges to the top to secure it. Place 2 cans 14 – 15 ounces each inside the pan for weight. (I lightly sprayed the bottom of the aluminum foil with cooking spray).
  2. Trim any excess skin and fat off the chicken and salt and pepper to taste. In a nonstick skillet using the oil over medium high heat place chicken in the skillet skin side down, and then place the weighted pan on top of the chicken. Cook for 10 minutes or until skin is nicely browned and crispy. Flip chicken and continue cooking until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 175F; remove from skillet and set aside on a plate and then remove any fat left in the skillet.
  3. While the chicken is cooking in a bowl whisk together the sugar, soy sauce, mirin, garlic, red pepper flakes, and cornstarch until thoroughly combined. Pour the mixture into the skillet and bring to a simmer and then place the chicken in the skillet skin side up. Cook until sauce thickens and turns glossy, and then turn the chicken in the sauce to evenly coat.
  4. Serve hot.

 

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

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Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

This Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Recipe is just packed with flavor. The thing I liked the most about it , was that it is created in the slow cooker. I had a busy day coming up and needed something I pretty much could prepare and forget. I served this with bagged rice and it was delicious. So if you like Asian and are in a hurry to get going; give this a try-you and your family will love it.

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs ( 2 ½ to 3 pounds )
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup soy sauce
  • 6 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • ¾ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¾ tablespoon minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 ½ teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4 ½ teaspoons water
  • Hot Cooked Rice
Instructions
  1. Place chicken in a slow cooker.
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  3. In a large bowl combine all ingredients except for the cornstarch and water; pour over chicken.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken reaches a temperature of 185F. Remove Chicken to a serving platter.
  5. Skim any fat from the cooking juice and transfer it to a small sauce pan. Combine the cornstarch and water and mix until smooth for a thickening for the juices. Bring the liquid to a boil, and then gradually add the cornstarch. Return to a boil and cook for about 2 minutes or until thickened.
  6. Serve over hot rice and enjoy!