The last time I made Chicken Teriyaki was three years ago. Back then I made it with mushrooms and may be it wasn�t as authentic as it should be but it was delicious. In that recipe I did not use sake or mirin, nor did I use it in this recipe as well, because to tell you the truth, I didn�t want to spend money on drinks that will wait in the cupboard for maybe another three years until I cook this dish again. The last time I used sherry but as I did not have any of that as well, after google searching �What does sake taste like�, I decided to use the only wine I had and sweetened it with orange and petimezi (grape molasses) to balance the taste.
I love petimezi but I only used a small amount because it is very sweet and I did not want to add too many calories. If you don�t have petimezi, you can use any other molasses you like or use honey, brown sugar and why not maple syrup.
This is another winner recipe as it has a wonderful flavour, it�s cheap, low in calories, it can be prepared in less than half an hour and with ingredients I have in my pantry.
Orange infused Teriyaki Chicken, recipe by Ivy
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
2 chicken breasts (about 500 grams)
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the Marinade
� cup white dry wine
1 tablespoon petimezi (grape molasses)
1 juicy orange (juice and zest)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon fresh ginger grated
Wash and dry chicken breasts and cut into 1 cm pieces and marinate for at least three hours. Drain and reserve marinade.
In a non stick saut�ing pan brush with the olive oil and heat the pan. Saut� the garlic and if you don�t like garlic, you may remove it.
Add the chicken and saut� on both sides and then add salt and pepper and the marinade.
Lower the heat, cover the pan and cook it for 10 minutes, until tender.
Serve with rice pilaf and a salad.
(If you want to make your sauce more shiny, dissolve 1 tablespoon corn starch in � cup chicken stock and mix until the sauce thickens).
In this recipe I did not add the corn starch and chicken broth because as I am still on a diet, I didn�t want it to have too much sauce.
Kopiaste and Kali Orexi!