Bold but tasty Honey Teriyaki Chicken made easily with just a handful of pantry ingredients. This is a must-make family-favourite weeknight meal to please even the pickiest eaters!
Chicken is my favourite meat. It’s delicious, healthy and has high nutritional values. The sweet and savoury honey teriyaki sauce on this chicken is absolutely to die for.
Chicken is is full of essential nutrients that your body needs. It carries fewer unhealthy qualities that other meats have.
A boneless, skinless chicken breast is an excellent low-fat food that can be prepared in a variety of ways.
Let me just mention few of many benefits chicken meat has.
Chicken is one of the best animal sources of protein. It is lean meat, that means it contains more amount of proteins and less amount of fat.
A 100 g serving of roasted chicken contains 31g of protein, making it great for those who want to bulk up and build muscles.
A chicken breast is rather low in saturated fat compared to many protein alternatives, especially when the skin is removed.
By substituting this poultry for higher-fat cuts of meat, you will lower your risk of developing heart disease by reducing your “bad” cholesterol. This will also help you maintain a healthy weight.
Grilling, broiling and baking are great cooking methods to keep the fat content at its lowest.
Chicken has two nutrients that are great for reducing stress – Tryptophan and Vitamin B5. Both of them have a calming effect, and this makes it an excellent option after a stressful day.
If you’re feeling depressed, eating some poultry will increase the serotonin levels in your brain, enhance your mood and blasting stress.
The bone broth in chicken soup contains collagen, which helps boost your immune system, in addition to amino acids and nutrients that help prevent inflammation.
Honey Teriyaki Chicken Recipe
- Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 40 minutes
- Servings: 2
- 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce (if you don’t have one, then use soy sauce and rice wine)
- 2 tbsp raw honey
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
- 6 chicken drumsticks
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1/2 onion
Combine teriyaki sauce, honey, garlic and ginger in a skillet and cook on medium-low temperature, stirring for about 2 minutes.
Add the chicken and cook 5 minutes, covered. Turn chicken, cover and cook 20 minutes over medium-low temperature.
Turn again, cover and cook 15 minutes, until the chicken is very tender.
Remove the cover. If the sauce isn’t thick, simmer uncovered until sauce thickens or add a bit of starch powder.
Finish with sesame seeds and onion. And enjoy!