Here’s a tasty chicken teriyaki dish that takes just 30 minutes and feeds a family of four for around £4.60!
Follow these simple steps to create your own tasty teriyaki dish…
- 1 jar of Lee Kum Kee Teriyaki sauce (usually £2, on offer at Tesco for £1.50 and £1 cashback from Shopmium at the moment – 50p)
- 1 bag of frozen mini fillets (£3 for a bag at Tesco)
- Half a mug of frozen peas (Growers Harvest – 10p)
- two spring onions (35p for a bundle of 10 Aldi – 7p)
- 200g long grain rice (£1.20 for 1kg at Tesco – 24p)
- 300g frozen broccoli (£1.10 for 900g at Tesco – around 36p)
- 2 eggs (I use free range medium eggs – 28p)
- 1 tsp soy sauce (if you don’t have any soy sauce, use a tsp of teriyaki sauce mixed with half a tablespoon of water)
- Oil (or fry light spray)
- Sesame seeds (optional)
- Marinate the frozen chicken in half of the teriyaki sauce, to do this place the fillets in a sandwich bag (or bowl), pour the sauce in and mix the fillets around until coated.
- Place the chicken in the oven for 20 minutes. You can use a tray or place of a roasting rack.
- Put the rice into a pan of boiling water (ensure there is around half an inch of water above the top of the rice) bring to the boil then turn down to a low heat and simmer for 15 minutes
- Chop the spring onions into thin slices.
- When the rice is cooked, drain in a colander or large sieve and rinse with cold water. Leave to stand in the colander.
- Place the frozen broccoli into the pan you used for the rice, cover with boiling water and simmer for 6 minutes.
- Take the chicken out of the oven (after 20 minutes) pour half a teaspoon of teriyaki sauce on to each fillet and sprinkle with sesame seeds (if using). Turn the oven up to 220 and place the chicken back in for a further 5 minutes.
- Heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan or wok, add the cold rice along with a tsp of soy sauce (or watered down teriyaki if you don’t have soy sauce). Stir until the rice has turned brown.
- Add in half of the spring onion slices and the frozen peas. Continue to stir for two minutes so the rice does not stick to the pan.
- Make a well in the centre of the rice, add another splash of oil then crack the two eggs in. Use a chopstick, skewer or fork to scramble the eggs. Once it started to set, mix in to the rice. You might need to break some of the larger pieces of egg.
- Drain the broccoli and cut into small bite size chunks using scissors.
- Add the rest of the teriyaki sauce to the pan that had the broccoli in it and heat on low for one minute.
- Take the chicken out of the oven and the rice off the heat, leave to stand for one minute.
Time to serve:
Spoon the rice onto the plate, top with chopped broccoli, place the chicken fillets on top then drizzle the teriyaki sauce over the top. Sprinkle on the remaining spring onions and that’s it!
This is enough to feed a family of four, or two adult main meals and enough for two, slightly smaller, work lunches. The total cost of the ingredients is around £4.60 So just £1.15 a portion!
If you would like to make your own teriyaki sauce, my friend Bea’s Bites shared an amazing recipe a few days ago, you can find it HERE. Her food is amazing – and much more sophisticated than mine – but still on a budget. She also does amazing meals for her 1 year-old daughter so have a look at her Instagram for more meal ideas.
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Happy Cooking and Happy Chinese New Year,
Thrifty Clair x