I have another recipe for Healthified Chicken Teriyaki that is delicious, but I have been getting a lot of requests for people asking for the classic, syrupy, rich teriyaki sauce they are used to. I wanted to share one of my favorite recipes I started making several years ago!
First off, I wanted to share with you the reason why I make my own, not use the stuff from the store. Here are the ingredients and nutrition info for one of the most popular brands of teriyaki sauce you can get in the stores, from FoodFacts.Com
When you open it and read it, you will want to make your own also.
I make this very simple, but it is amazingly delicious! Check out my recipe for easy Teriyaki ribs, as well as a recipe I made for brunch the following day with the leftovers. That was a delicious couple of days!
Healthified Chicken Teriyaki Sauce
2 cups orange juice (all natural, organic variety if possible – or fresh squeezed
1 Tb raw honey
2 Tb Tamari
3 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
1 Tb Sriracha sauce, optional
To make into a sauce for topping or glazing:
Place all ingredients in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil and then lower the heat until it the sauce is at a medium simmer. Cook until it is reduced down to about 1 cup and is as thick as you like your teriyaki sauce!
To use as a sauce for braised meat:
Pour ingredients over your meat (ribs, chicken – breasts, thighs, drumsticks, wings, etc., pork tenderloin, etc.) in a baking dish. Bake the meat as long as necessary for it to be done. When the meat is done how you like it, remove and set aside. Pour all of the juices left in the dish into a sauce pan. Let the sauce simmer away at a medium simmer until it is reduced and thick as you like! *Watch it! Don’t let it burn!* Serve with the meat of your choice.
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