Saturday, August 16, 2008

Teriyaki Chicken

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!)

Teriyaki Marinade

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!)

14 comments:

Org Junkie said...

Oh my does this ever sound delicious, I've got it bookmarked. Thanks!

Wendy said...

Ok, so now that it's marinated...how do we cook it??

Andy said...

Wendy - Pretty much however you want. I have grilled it (propane bbq grill), "grilled" it in a George Foreman, cooked it on my stove top in a grill pan (see my post about the BBQ Club Sandwiches), and I've baked it. All cooking versions have turned out great.

I suppose next I should try cooking it in a slow cooker. That might be a nice option!

The last time the Oriental Chicken Wraps were on the menu, I made a huge batch of chicken and ate it for lunch all week. It was wonderful!

Raelene said...

This looks delicious. I am going to try it this week. Thanks!

Sarina said...

Thanks so much for sharing this with us. I am always up for a WAY easy recipe that doesn't use up a dishwasher full of dishes!

Andy said...

Me too, Sarina!

two_blue_one_pink said...

Oh this looks so good!! I will be putting this on the menu for next week!

Josh and Anna said...

My mom has been making this recipe for years, and now it is my "go to" chicken recipe! I highly recommend it! It is so simple and so delicious!

Andy said...

Thanks Josh & Anna. I wish I would have known about this recipe years ago too!

Tirzah said...

I love this recipe! We have substituted Sprite with lots of other types of pop! It makes it a little more fun...just remember that the flavor will change and may not always be good!

Leah T :) said...

Using lemon juice (bottle) instead of sprite also works. Yummy. I love this recipe.

Leah T :) said...

My favorite and ever so delisioso way to cook it is on the grill. Yummy yummy yummy..

cynthia said...

my MIL has been making a version of this for YEARS. it's called 7-up turkey. it really is very good!

alison said...

Made this last night. We used a whole fryer with the skin & it didn't take the marinade too well. Will try again with boneless chicken breasts. Used the leftover chicken for Chinese Chicken Salad & Sesame Ginger Noodles.