I made true healthy one pan teriyaki chicken and cauliflower. Served with brown rice or could be quinoa. No hoisin sauces, mirin and sake wines, and of course no yucky bottles of teriyaki sauce. Hence, the lighter brown colour of homemade teriyaki sauce sans loads of brown sugar.
How to Make Teriyaki Chicken and Cauliflower Skillet
Homemade teriyaki sauce is super easy to make. Technically, this teriyaki chicken skillet is adapted to make it more of a marinade to soak chicken in so it comes out more flavourful.
I used chicken breasts on the bone so this recipe left me with good 4 bones for a soup.
You cook cauliflower al dente. It is very nice to eat firm cooked cauliflower rather than a mush.
Then coop chicken from marinade pressing the spoon to the side of a bowl and draining marinade into the bowl and adding chicken to a skillet. I cook marinade later too.
Add cooked cauliflower, mix, garnish and serve with quinoa or brown rice.
Teriyaki Chicken and Cauliflower Skillet
- 2 lbs boneless & skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1” cubes
- 6 tbsp soy sauce, divided (I used Bragg’s)
- 4 tbsp raw honey, divided
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 2 small garlic cloves, crushed
- 1.5 - 2 lbs cauliflower, chopped into small florets
- 2 tbsp coconut or avocado oil, divided
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tbsp cornstarch, organic
- 3 green onion sprigs, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds
- Brown rice or quinoa, for serving
- Cook brown rice or quinoa as per package instructions.
- In a medium bowl, add 3 tbsp soy sauce, 3 tbsp honey, rice vinegar and garlic; whisk to combine. Add chicken and mix well to coat. Let marinate while chopping cauliflower and up until cooking it.
- Preheat large non-stick wok or deep skillet on medium heat and swirl 1 tbsp of oil to coat. Add cauliflower, cover and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. It should be cooked al dente and not mushy. Transfer to a large bowl.
- Return wok to the stove and swirl remaining 1 tbsp of oil. Using a large spoon, scoop chicken from marinade pressing the spoon to the side of a bowl and draining marinade into the bowl (we will be using it shortly, do not discard) and adding chicken to a skillet. Reserve marinade, cover chicken and let it cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- To the bowl with marinade, add remaining 3 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp honey, water and cornstarch; whisk well. Add to the wok with chicken and stir. Cover, reduce heat to low and let cook for about 10 minutes or until sauce has thickened. Remove from heat, add previously cooked cauliflower and stir. Sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds. Serve hot with brown rice or quinoa.