Thursday, May 16, 2013
gwyneth paltrow's teriyaki chicken
Here's the teriyaki chicken I served with the best brussels sprouts, which kind of made this the best meal.
Looking at the title of this post, you probably either got really excited or did an epic eye roll. I know Gwyneth has a lot of haters. But I'm just not one. This blondie has brought me some awesome meals lately from her new cookbook, It's All Good, which focuses on clean eating and is completely gluten-free. I've tried 4 or 5 recipes from it since my sweet friend Megan gave it to me for my birthday, and every single one has been totally delicious AND totally good for us. Only love for Gwynnie over here.
This is definitely going to be in regular rotation in our home. It is so flavorful (the teriyaki sauce is to die for) and also so simple. You'd never guess in one million years that this fits into an elimination diet, is considered a detox meal, and is super low-fat, because this is the best teriyaki chicken EVER. That's what you call a win-win.
Gwyneth Paltrow's Teriyaki Chicken, slightly adapted from It's All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great
for the sauce, you'll need:
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup raw honey
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon barley miso
1 teaspoon mirin
1 tablespoon water
for the chicken, you'll need:
1 lb. chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
3 thinly sliced scallions, for garnish
A handful of roughly chopped cilantro, for garnish
Combine the balsamic vinegar, honey, ginger and pepper in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer and cook for 10 minus. Stir in the miso, mirin and water. Take off heat and allow to cool a bit.
Marinate the chicken in half of the sauce for at least 1 hour and up to overnight. Reserve the remaining sauce for serving.
Heat a bit of olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until chicken is completely cooked through.
To serve, drizzle remaining sauce over chicken and sprinkle with scallions and cilantro. Enjoy!