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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Teriyaki Veggies with Chicken & Cilantro

Teriyaki Veggies with Chicken & Cilantro

The Veggetti strikes again!  This time in an Asian dish:  Teriyaki Chicken & Veggies!  Easy, fast and delicious!!!  

One thing that made putting this together, super easy was using a favorite bottled sauce:  Trader Joe's Island Soyaki:

So here is how I did it:

I gave one small Zucchini the Veggetti treatment, which took less than a minute.  I put the strands into a bowl with a couple Tbsp of water and cooked them in the microwave for 3 minutes total, in 1 minute intervals, stirring in between.  I added 2 Tbsp of Trader Joe's Soyaki sauce, tossed it and plated the "noodles".   Don't worry if there is a little water left in the bowl, just mix it in with the sauce, which will thin it out just a touch and make it go further- thus minimizing calories, sugar & sodium. 

Tip:  Keep the bowl with the remnants of the Teriyaki sauce to toss the other ingredients in!

Teriyaki Zucchini Veggetti

Yup, this is one whole smaller sized Zucchini.

Next I measured out 1/2 cup of mixed Veggies from the fridge that I had cooked in a little Canola oil the day before:  Baby Corn, Water Chestnuts, Carrots, Onions, Mushrooms, Snap Peas, and Sweet Peas.  I tossed them in the bowl with the remaining Teriyaki Sauce and then placed them on the noodles. 

Teriyaki Veggies

I added them cold, as I was making this for lunch and wanted it to be a chilled Asian dish.

Next I took 1/4 cup of precooked diced grilled Chicken, also stirred it in the Teriyaki bowl and then added it to the dish.  I used a plastic spatula to scrape the last remnants of the sauce onto the dish in an effort to savor every last drop!

Teriyaki Veggies with Chicken

Full disclosure:  I bought the pre packaged pre cooked sliced Chicken this week.  I typically cook Chicken myself, but was feeling a little bit lazy at the moment in the store when I passed it.  Yes it costs more but it has made quite a few meals this week easier to put together for sure!

Finally, Cilantro on top!  My happiest moment in the preparation because I snipped it from my very first herb garden on my patio - so far it's growing well!!!

Teriyaki Veggies with Chicken & Cilantro

Result:  YUM! 

For Vegetarians/ Vegans:  Remove the Chicken and substitute Peanuts or toasted Almonds!   (The Soyaki sauce is certified "Vegan"!)

Gluten Free folks:  Sadly this Trader Joe's sauce is NOT Gluten Free, so if you are looking to do a GF meal, simply find another yummy sauce that is labeled Gluten Free and enjoy!

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