Johnnycakes and I can't stop commenting on how much we enjoyed tonight's dinner. It all just came together without much forethought and it was one of the tastiest dinners we've prepared in a long time.
I should probably mention that we are in another one of those critical times when we desperately need to go to the grocery store. We are really getting to the bottom of what we can eat but it's an interesting exercise to say the least.
I set out some boneless chicken thighs to thaw while we were at work. We decided to go with an an Asian theme since we haven't went in that direction lately. I was sort of in the mood for rice so I prepared about two cups in the rice cooker while we started to prepare dinner.
I coated the chicken in World Harbor Hawaiian Style Teriyaki Sauce. I am a big fan of all the World Harbor sauces. It's basically all corn syrup but I've used the brand in many dishes, especially when I go to a party.
Johnnycakes heated a large deep frying pan coated in sesame oil. He chopped 2 cloves of garlic and a large chunk of fresh ginger. Once that started to cook, Johnnycakes added the chicken thighs to the heat and covered the pan. The meat, combined with some of the teriyaki sauce, gave off a lot of moisture so the meat almost boiled in the juices.
I chopped a whole red onion, julienned 2 carrots, sliced some canned pineapple rings and steamed some frozen broccoli while the meat cooked.
We slowly added the onions and carrots to cook until soft. Once the veggies were soft and the meat was cooked thoroughly, we combined the rice, pineapple, meat and vegetables and tossed. The combo was a little dry so we added some pineapple juice and some extra teriyaki sauce.
Yum! The end result was great. We both went back for seconds which I usually try to refrain from. I think it was the sweetness that made the dish so good. I am a new convert to chicken thighs since I think they have a lot more flavor than chicken breast. We thought some salty peanuts in the mix may have been good but, in retrospect, I think it was the sweetness we savoured and enjoyed.