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June 10, 2022
Teriyaki Chicken and Rice Casserole

It shouldn’t be a surprise that I like good food, especially if I don’t have to slave over the stove to make it a reality. Here’s another curated dish that’s worth the wait since there is no requirement to stand over a hot stove!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch + 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) stir-fry vegetables (broccoli, carrots, snow peas, etc.) (can be found in the produce section of grocery stores)
  • 3 cups cooked brown or white rice (You can premake the rice or buy the pre-cooked stuff – your choice!)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a 9×13-inch baking pan with non-stick spray.
  • Combine soy sauce, ½ cup water, brown sugar, ginger, and garlic in a small saucepan and cover. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove lid and cook for one minute once boiling.
  • Meanwhile, stir together the corn starch and 2 tablespoons of water in a separate dish until smooth. Once the sauce is boiling, add the mixture to the saucepan and stir to combine. Cook until the sauce starts to thicken then remove from heat.
  • Place the chicken breasts in the prepared pan. Pour one cup of the sauce over top of the chicken. Place chicken in the oven and bake for 35 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from oven and shred chicken in the dish using two forks.
  • *Meanwhile, steam or cook the vegetables according to package directions.
  • Add the cooked vegetables and cooked rice to the casserole dish with the chicken. Add most of the remaining sauce, reserving a bit to drizzle over the top when serving. Gently toss everything together in the casserole dish until combined. Return to oven and cook 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving. Drizzle each serving with the remaining sauce. Enjoy!
Fading Memories was created to support family caregivers in a simple, on-demand form. When I was looking for advice on caring for my Mom, I needed this podcast. Since it didn’t exist, I created what I needed!
Jen – pod host

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