One of my favorite take-out meals is teriyaki chicken – I love being able to swing by my favorite take-out restaurant and bring home a huge to-go box… As much as I love doing that, it’s also quite an expensive habit because everyone else wants to have some too and before ou know it, you have accumulated a bill of $40 + just feeding a few hungry bellies.
I love to try to keep as much money in our pocket and that sometimes encourages me to find ways to make my favorite meals at home for a fraction of the price.
This teriyaki chicken gets its flavor from fresh garlic, a little cayenne pepper, and fresh ginger, combined with my favorite soy-sauce substitute – coconut aminos. Because coconut aminos are already very sweet, there isn’t any need to add any extra sugar, making this dish paleo friendly and soy-free (also gluten-free, too!)
To help enhance the flavor, use a little toasted sesame oil and saute the chicken, onions and garlic for a few minutes on each side until they are lightly browned before throwing the lid on the pressure cooker to finish off the process.
All in all, this is a really simple, family friendly dish that’s not only simple to make, but perfect paired with steamed rice (or, even cauliflower rice if you are paleo).
The finished product is delicious and I certainly hope you enjoy it as much as we do!