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SWEET GINGER TERIYAKI CHICKEN BOWLS – A QUICK, DELICIOUS AND HEALTHY DINNER THAT WILL HAVE YOU SKIPPING THE TAKE-OUT.
I am always looking for yummy, healthy & easy meals to prepare for my family during our busy weeknights. And I love creating twists on some of my kids’ restaurant or take-out favorites. My kids love love love Chinese or Vietnamese take-out. If my two girls could have that every night of the week, I think they’d be happy. While the boys more prefer the fortune cookies over the veggies, they’ll devour any kind of teriyaki chicken.
I love teriyaki sauce over anything too, but my favorite is rice. I love rice! When we make our favorite Chinese dishes or get take-out, my son Madden and I eat all the rice. So recently, when getting my weekly shopping done at Walmart, I saw that Green Giant® had riced cauliflower, basically cauliflower diced up and prepare to look like rice – and it really does. So I figured let’s give this healthier option a go.
I mean, if I can prepare one of our family’s favorite meals and have my kids get a larger portion of their veggies too – well why not? Green Giant Riced Cauliflower is 100% vegetables, 70% fewer calories than actual rice and gluten free. I love that it doesn’t come with sauce or seasoning so you can prepare it to your taste. An additional bonus is that means less things for you to prepare;you don’t have to have an extra side of veggies (unless you wish) because the “rice” is your veggies. However, I picked up the Green Giant Riced Cauliflower Medley as well because I love the mixture of veggies that comes in it.
As a mom, I love how easy this makes my job getting veggies in my kids. Upon first try, the kids were hesitant. They couldn’t decide if they were eating rice or quinoa. I actually never told them what they were eating because you know what, by the end of their meal, their bowls were licked clean. Why disclose my little mom secret, right?
I will be trying this in casseroles and soups and can’t wait to see how it works. Green Giant also has a Riced Cauliflower & Sweet Potato that is just perfect for breakfast. Check out how deliciously easy this is. Just top with an egg and some fresh salsa and viola! Breakfast is served in just minutes.
So if your family has a favorite take-out dish, recreate it using the riced cauliflower, You’ll be delightfully surprised, and your family will have their veggies and eat them too!
Looking for an easy meal, ready in 30-minutes? Try these Sweet Ginger Teriyaki Chicken Bowls. My family loves it, and you will too! XOXO San
- 1 cup sodium reduced soy sauce
- 1/3 sweet chili sauce
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon minced ginger
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon red chile paste, optional for some heat
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1lb. chicken breast, 4 small chicken breast or 2 large cut in half
- 1 - 2 bags of Green Giant® Riced Cauliflower
- 2 cup of stir fry vegetable medley (optional)
- 1 whole pineapple, cut in 1/2 inch thick slices
In a small mixing bowl combine all of the sauce ingredients and whisk until combined.
Place chicken breast in a Ziploc bag and pour 3/4 cup of the sauce & 1/4 cup olive oil into the bag. Seal the bag and mix the sauce and chicken together.
Slice pineapple into 1-inch slices. Place in a Ziploc bag and pour 1/4 of a cup of the sauce into the bag. Seal the bag and mix the sauce and pineapple together.
Grease and preheat grill to medium heat, 375 to 425°F.
While grilling is heating up use the remaining 1 cup of sauce and place in a small or medium cooking pot, add 1 tablespoon corn starch and whisk together. Cook over medium-high heat until it comes to a rolling boil, be sure to stir constantly so that it doesn't burn to the bottom. Once it has come to a boil, stir in 1 tablespoon of honey and remove from heat.
Saute additional cup of stir -fry veggies, if desired.
Heat 1 tablespoon of garlic or olive oil in a medium saute pan over medium high heat. Add vegetables and saute 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside until ready to serve.
Remove chicken from the marinade. Grill the chicken on one side undisturbed for 3 to 4 minutes, turn chicken and repeat until chicken is cooked all the way through. An inserted thermometer should read 165 degrees F when chicken is done.
While chicken is grilling prepare Green Giant® Riced Cauliflower or Green Giant® Riced Cauliflower Medley according to package directions. This takes about 5-6 minutes to heat.
Once chicken is done drizzle with extra sauce or dunk the chicken in the sauce (my preference). Slice or cube chicken and serve with veggies and Green Giant® Riced Cauliflower.
Sauce recipe adapted from Sesame Ginger Teriyaki Chicken
OPTIONAL Marinate the chicken and pineapple for an hour or two hours. Overnight even works. Total time does not include the time for the chicken to marinate.