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Monday, May 5, 2014

Paleo Teriyaki Chicken

My husband and I teamed up for dinner last night. Sunday is just a perfect day for grilling! He manned the grill while I mastered and perfected the teriyaki sauce. Teriyaki sauce is known for it's sweet and savory flavors. This sauce is just that plus has a bit of a kick. The sauce takes about 10 minutes to make and is so simple. You have no excuses not to try this! You may have to run to the grocery store for a few items, but I  promise, it's totally worth it.
The teriyaki sauce also has terrific health benefits if using Coocnut Aminos. You can find Coconut Aminos at grocery stores including Whole Foods and online found here. Coconut aminos contains healthy amino acids that your body can't function without. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein! Protein is important for so many functions in the body, including healthy skin and hair growth. This recipe is healthy and delicious and will surely not disappoint!

(paleo, gluten free)
Serves 3-6





Chicken Ingredients:
  • 6 chicken legs, 4 chicken breasts, or 12-18 chicken wings
  • Salt and pepper(These only need a very small amount of salt for the cooking process. Pepper can be applied generously) 
Chicken Process:

1. Grill, bake or saute chicken to your liking. However you usually cook chicken will suffice. 


Sauce Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos or gluten free tamari 
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar 
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons arrowroot powder(thickener)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Process:

1. Mix coconut aminos or tamari, honey, orange juice, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and cayenne pepper in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
2. Add arrowroot powder, increasing the heat to high, whisking constantly until mixed thoroughly.
3. Add in ginger and garlic and decrease heat to a simmer(about medium heat) for about 8-10 minutes.
4. Spread on chicken and reserve some for dipping(it's that good).
5. Top dish with green onions, cilantro, or parsley for some added color. 

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