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Easy Teriyaki Chicken Meal Prep Recipe!

If you've been following along with the weekly Post-Grad Essentials series posts, you may have seen this BIG post detailing eight of my favorite go-to recipes for meal prep and lunches to take to work with you. 

I whipped up this recipe Monday night late and a day behind on most of my to-do list, just looking for something quick, healthy and easy to make so I could drag my exhausted self to bed at a reasonable hour. 

It was SO good I had to interrupt my original post I had planned for today just to share it with you guys - no seriously. It's that good!

The best part is that it is super simple and quick to make. I put some rice in the rice cooker, steamed some broccoli in a pan with olive oil, and set to work on making this homemade teriyaki sauce. 

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Ingredients:
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch pieces (I used Tyson pre-cooked diced grilled chicken breasts and blackened them up with a pan in olive oil - HUGE time saver!You can find them in the frozen section)
  • salt and pepper
For the Sauce: (I doubled the ingredients of everything for extra sauce!)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger (I left this one out! good either way!)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced (1 teaspoon of minced garlic = 1 clove)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Instructions:
  • Cook Rice and Steam Broccoli, set aside. 
  • Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper, cook in pan with olive oil (flip often)
  • In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine all of the sauce ingredients and stir thoroughly until there are no cornstarch lumps. 
  • Add sauce to chicken in large pan and stir constantly until the sauce thickens into a glaze texture. 
  • Pour over rice and broccoli, and serve. 
    • FOR MEAL PREP:
      • Keep rice in separate containers, combine chicken and broccoli. To re-heat rice each day, add a little water to the rice and put in microwave for 1-2 minutes on regular heat. Drain water and serve for soft rice. 



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