Baked Teriyaki Chicken with Vegetables
Homemade Teriyaki Sauce:
  • ¼ cups low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil plus more for drizzling on vegetables
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon potato starch o cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons water
Chicken and Vegetables:
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts about 1½ pounds
  • 2 broccoli heads
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 Cups green beans
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
Cous Cous as side dish:
  • 1 cup cous cous
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  1. Prepare the sauce: in a container place all the ingredients and whisk well to combine.
  2. Transfer the sauce in a sauce pan and bring to boil at medium heat, whisking.
  3. When the sauce is bubbling and starts thickening, reduce the heat to minimum and simmer, stirring, for 1 minute. Set it apart.
  4. Prepare all the vegetables: cut all of them in small pieces, toddler bites.
  5. Do the same with the chicken. The small size is not only toddler friendly but will reduce the cooking time ;-)
  6. In a big bowl add the vegetables and 1 Tbsp of sesame oil. Mix. Pour 1/4 of the Teriyaki sauce. Mix.
  7. In another bowl add the chicken and pour 1/4 of the Teriyaki sauce on top and mix.
  8. Place the vegetable/chicken mix on a parchment paper on a baking sheet and try to spread in one layer in order to cook everything evenly.
  9. Bake in preheated oven at 400F/180C for 15 minutes.
  10. Remove from the oven and add half of the remaining Teriyaki sauce.
  11. Bake for additional 5 minutes (or until the chicken is cooked) and add other 5 minutes in broil mode to give a nice golden top.
  12. While the chicken is baking you can prepare the CousCous.
  13. In a medium pan add the water and bring it to boil.
  14. When the water is boiling, turn the heat off, add the couscous and the olive oil, stir, cover with a lid and let is cook for 5/6 minutes (easy, don't you think??)
  15. Serve the Chicken with veggies on a bed of couscous, yum!