My friend Christa shared her ever-so-simple Teriyaki Chicken recipe with me and I can't believe how easy AND delicious it is. (Again, thank you Christa!)
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup Sprite
1/2 tsp minced garlic
(She said the longer you marinate the chicken the better is, although she has marinated chicken for just one hour and it was great.)
I placed the chicken in a large ziplock bag, added the marinade ingredients, sealed it and stuck it in the fridge. A few hours later I had wonderfully marinated chicken, no leaks, no garlic smell in my fridge, and no dish to wash.
This Teriyaki Chicken is perfect in the Oriental Chicken Wraps that I wrote about last week. Next week I'm going to use this same recipe in some Teriyaki Rice Bowls. Oooo - I can't wait!
(side note: I know this will reveal just how ridiculously particular I am, but I wanted to share what I learned today from Dictionary.com. Apparently "marinate" is a verb and "marinade" is a noun. I never knew that before today. And there you have it - a recipe and a spelling lesson all in one!)