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Teriyaki Chicken with Brown Whole Grain Rice

Serves 4

Originally aired

INGREDIENTS
  • For the Rice: 
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock 
  • 1 tablespoon butter 
  • 1 cups brown whole grain rice 
  • For the Sauce: 
  • 1 cup chicken stock 
  • About 1/3 cup Tamari or soy sauce 
  • About 3 tablespoons Mirin (rice wine)
  • About 3 tablespoons dry sherry
  • About 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 
  • 3 tablespoons sugar 
  • 2 thin slices fresh ginger root
  • 1 large clove crushed garlic 
  • For the Chicken: 
  • 2 tablespoons high-temperature cooking oil, such as peanut or canola 
  • 4 pieces boneless, skinless chicken breast 
  • Sea salt and coarse black pepper 
  • 2 mild frying peppers, cubanelle or Anaheim, seeded and cut into thin strips 
  • 1 bunch scallions, cut into 2 inch pieces 
PREPARATION

In a small pot, bring stock and butter to low boil. Stir in rice and cover, reduce heat to low simmer and cook 2 minutes. Turn off heat, do not remove lid and let stand 10 minutes.

Place sauce ingredients in another small pot and bring to a boil. Let reduce by about half, 15 minutes at medium, at a low boil.  

Add about 2 tablespoons cooking oil to a skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Season chicken with light salt and more aggressively pepper, cook 8-9 minutes, turning occasionally, remove. Add peppers and stir 2-3 minutes but let them remain tender-crisp. Add scallions and toss 1 minute more, remove from heat. 

Slice chicken across the breast into piece 1/2-inch thick.

Arrange rice on plates or in shallow bowls and top with peppers, scallions and chicken. Drizzle the sauce evenly over the chicken and rice, and serve.

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