October 15, 2013

Tasty Tuesday Recipe: Baked Teriyaki Chicken with Bok Choy

I am going to highlight a great dinner with an Asian flair that is easy and quick to make during the week! This is actually one of my daughters favorite meals and she requests it often. I hope you can find the time to fit it in your dinner rotation because it truly is a great meal!

Baked Teriyaki Chicken Ingredients

1 tbsp. Cornstarch
1 tbsp. Cold water
1/2 cup White Sugar
1/2 cup Soy Sauce
1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1 clove of Minced Garlic
1/2 tbsp. Ground Ginger
1/4 tsp. ground Black Pepper
12 skinless Chicken Thighs (I have used bone in and boneless)


1. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine all of the ingredients (minus the chicken). Let simmer, stirring frequently, until sauce thickens and bubbles.

2. Preheat Oven to 425 degrees F.

3. Place chicken pieces in a lightly greased 9x13 baking dish. Brush both sides of chicken with sauce.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Turn pieces over, and bake another 30 minutes, until no longer pink and juices run clear. Brush chicken with sauce every 10 minutes or so during cooking.

Hint: I make double the sauce because my family loves to put it over the rice!

Sautéed Bok Choy Ingredients

1 tbsp. Vegetable Oil
2 cloves of Minced Garlic
1 - 1.5 lb. of Bok Choy, leaves and stalk cut into bite sized pieces
Soy Sauce and Salt to taste


1. Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat, and cook the garlic until hot and fragrant (1-3 minutes). Mix in the Bok Choy pieces, cook and stir until the green leaves turn bright green and the stalks become slightly translucent (5-10 minutes). Stir in Soy Sauce and salt, season to your liking. * You can completely omit the Soy Sauce if you do not care for it *

I serve this meal with Jasmine rice but you could do any type of rice you prefer (white, brown, fried) and I top the rice and chicken with chopped green onions. This is a quick meal that is on the table in an hour and fairly inexpensive to make. Wal-Mart and most grocery stores now sell Bok Choy and if you like leafy greens you should definitely try cooking it because it's a nice change.

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