We love Japanese food here at home. Making this Chicken Teriyaki Bowl the other day made me wonder why I don’t make Japanese food as frequently as much as we love them.
It’s very easy to make. So easy it makes me wanna sing… ♪ ♫ Turning Japanes-uh, I think I’m turning Japanes -uh ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫
So what prompted this Japanese dinner?
Well, we decorated Ykaie’s room with pink, Hello Kitty, more pink, and more Hello Kitty the other day. She now has a pink bed curtain which, I’m absolutely sure, made her feel like a princess each night, a Hello Kitty Wall Lamp, Hello Kitty Bed Sheet, pink curtains, and Hello Kitty Slippers.
Hello Kitty is Japanese. Hence, a Japanese dinner…LOL! I know I’m really bad at association but I figured I’m kinda good enough with food. So there — sweet, salty, tender teriyaki chicken thigh fillets over steamed rice with some garlic snow peas on the side. Sounds like a little bit of dinner heaven, right?
I’m pretty sure this Chicken Teriyaki Bowl will show up again on our dinner table this week….
Ykaie, Hello Kitty, and the Chicken Teriyaki Bowl — Say Cheeeeeeeeeese!
- 6 large chicken thigh fillets
- 1 cup of your favorite Teriyaki Marinade, I used Kikkoman Teriyaki Marinade
- OR this Teriyaki Sauce
- 3 cups Snow peas
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp knorr seasoning
- canola oil
- chopped green onions and black sesame seeds for garnish
- Marinate your chicken thighs in your teriyaki marinade for half a day or overnight
- Poke your chicken thighs with a toothpick for the marinade to penetrate.
- You can use a grill, or if you don't have a grill, you can use a non-stick skillet. Heat 2 tbsp canola oil in your non-stick skillet.
- Cook the thighs, smooth side down, for 2 minutes, or until a little golden underneath. Turn each piece over, lower the heat to low, then baste with marinade. Do this to each side a number of times and cook chicken until just cooked through.
- The chicken will have developed a teriyaki glaze when cooked.
- To prepare the snowpeas, heat 1 tbsp of oil in a skillet. Saute garlic until just cooked, add snowpeas and stir fry for abou a minute. Add knorr seasoning and toss to mix well.
- Turn off heat and arrange in a bowl. Slice chicken and top it over steaming hot rice. Put some snowpeas on the side and garnish with sesame seeds and chopped spring onion.
- Serve immediately to a Hello Kitty loving girl and to a hungry husband.