Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli Bowl

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Lately, I have been trying to eat healthier. I know, it’s the same “new year, new me”…but I’m really trying this time! I found tons of new recipes that are health conscious and delicious at the same time. I have never been a huge fan of rice, let alone brown rice, but this recipe may just be changing my view on the food.

Ingredients:

Marinade
  •  l lb chicken breasts, diced
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch
  •  3 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
Teriyaki Sauce
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/8 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch
Stir Fry
  • 1 head broccoli, florets
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
Cilantro Lime Rice
  • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice

Directions:

  1. Mix the diced chicken, 1 Tbsp of cornstarch, rice wine vinegar, and 1 tsp sugar in a large Ziplock baggie. Let marinate in fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together pineapple juice, apple juice, soy sauce, hoisin, stevia, ginger, chili flakes, and corn starch. Make sure the corn starch dissolves completely before continuing.
  3. Partially steam broccoli florets and 2 Tbsp of water in a microwave steamer for 2 minutes.
  4. Cook rice according to package directions.
  5. Heat a non-stick skillet on high. Once pan is hot, add sesame oil and olive oil to the pan.
  6. Add chicken and minced garlic to the skillet. Oil will pop so you may want to have a cover in case.
  7. Sear chicken on high for 3-4 minutes while continuously stirring.
  8. Once chicken in cooked through, add steamed broccoli and toss.
  9. Whisk sauce in the bowl to make sure it hasn’t settled, then add to the skillet. Simmer for about 5 minutes until sauce starts to thicken a bit.
  10. Combine rice with the cilantro and the juice from the lime.
  11. Serve chicken and broccoli over bed of rice. Enjoy!

Tips:

  • Can substitute stevia for the sugar to make it even healthier.
  • Can substitute quinoa/rice blend OR cauliflower rice in lieu of the brown rice.
  • If you do not have a microwave steamer, you can use a microwave safe bowl covered with a plate.
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