Nate and I have been on a stay-cation all week. It's been fun not having to work. For dinner tonight, Nathan decided to make dinner for us. I made it a challenge by telling him he had to use whatever we already had here at our home, in the fridge, freezer and pantry. He said he was up for the challenge. Last night, he checked to see what items we had on hand and researched recipes to see what he was going to make.
Nate told me I wasn't allowed in the kitchen. haha He decided to make Chicken Teriyaki. It was delicious and very flavorful. :)
You will need:
Chicken breasts (2)
Peppers (red & green, cut up)
white onion (cut up)
rice (he used white b/c that's what we had....2 cups)
corn starch (2 tbsp)
red pepper flakes (little bit)
pinch of salt
Teriyaki sauce (3/4 cup)
olive oil and a little vegetable oil (about a tbsp each)
First, Nate washed the chicken and cooked it our pampered chef baker with some black pepper. Once the chicken was done (11 minutes) he cut it up into bite size pieces. He boiled some water and cooked the 2 cups of rice. While the rice was cooking, he added oil to the skillet and once it was hot he added the onions, peppers, chicken pieces, corn starch, red pepper flakes, pinch of salt and Teriyaki sauce. He cooked on high for a few minutes, stirring constantly and then he turned the heat on low and let everything simmer for about 7 minutes.
He enjoyed making dinner and he said it was pretty easy and it was actually fun. I love cooking and baking but it was nice to take a night off. :)