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Teriyaki chicken with bell pepper, onion stir-fry.

Teriyaki chicken with onion and peppers.

An easy teriyaki chicken cooked with 5 ingredients with homemade teriyaki sauce.

All you need is 20 to 30 minutes to cook this simple chicken stir-fry for Lunch or dinner.

To make this easy teriyaki chicken, all you need to do is make the teriyaki sauce and combine it with the onions and peppers while making sure to combine the chicken tenders with the teriyaki sauce.

Add a few more of your favorite vegetables, give it a good toss, a bowl of rice on the side. your quick weekend meal is ready.

Making teriyaki chicken at home.

It’s one of those recipes you’ll order at a restaurant and a few days later crave while watching a movie or having your regular meals.

The best part of the recipe is that you can easily adapt the dish into a quick meal for a weeknight or even a quick weekend meal AND make the teriyaki chicken when your craving hits.

Meal ideas for this easy teriyaki chicken.

  • For moms like me or for anyone who has a busy schedule, recipes like this teriyaki chicken are real-time savers.

There are days where I just rush home after picking up the youngest from school and only about 45 minutes to make lunch.

What do I do then?

I leave the chicken to defrost in a pan of water while I do the school pick up.

Use the rice cooker to get the rice done, make the teriyaki sauce in minutes, cut down the marinating time and my ever-handy wok to make this sweet and spicy teriyaki chicken.

If I’m not in a rush, I’ll add a few more veggies but this works as well.

What to serve with teriyaki chicken

Easy cabbage stir fry.

Sauteed mushrooms.

Brown butter beans

Steamed or grilled vegetables(beans, carrots, broccoli etc)

Sweet and spicy, is not my thing, do you have a chicken dish that packs a lot of heat?

For a more spicier, adult and of course Sri Lankan version then you’ll definitely want to try the Sri Lankan devilled chilli chicken stir-fry recipe.

What vegetables can I add to the teriyaki chicken?

There are a few vegetables that go well with teriyaki chicken.

If you are ever in doubt what vegetables to add, stick to vegetables that need less time to cook.

Broccoli, carrots cut into thin strips, green beans, peas and bean sprouts are the most common vegetables you can add to a teriyaki chicken.

For this recipe, I’m using bell peppers and onions.

Can I use store bought teriyaki sauce to make the chicken stir fry recipe?

Yes, but What makes this chicken and bell pepper stir fry recipe so good is the homemade the teriyaki sauce.

You can certainly buy the teriyaki sauce but I would suggest that you try making it at home.

The Asian sauce is so easy to make that you’ll wonder why you’ve been buying it all along

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teriyaki chicken with onion and peppers. Add a few more of your favourite vegetables, give it a good toss, a bowl of rice on the side. your quick weekend meal is ready.

Utensils and appliances needed.

A pan to make the sauce.

A wok to make the chicken and pepper stir-fry.

Workflow to make the chicken pepper and stir-fry.

  • Have all the ingredients ready.
  • Make the sauce.
  • Pan-fry the chicken pieces until crispy.
  • Combine cooked bell peppers, onions, chicken with the sauce.
How to make easy teriyaki chicken.

Please make sure to read the recipe instructions carefully to avoid mistakes.

Ingredients

Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.

1/4 cup teriyaki sauce(For the teriyaki sauce, follow the recipe for making teriyaki sauce.)

2 tablespoons of lime juice

750g chicken breast tenders, cut into bite-size pieces

3 tablespoons of oil

1 large red bell pepper cut into thick strips(remove seeds)

1 large green pepper cut into thick strips(remove seeds)

1 green chilli finely sliced(optional)

1 lime cut into thin slices for garnish(optional)

2 large onions cut into thick slices

Salt to season

Method

Have all the ingredients to make teriyaki chicken prepped and ready.

In a large bowl combine the teriyaki sauce and lime juice, transfer 2 tablespoons of the mixed sauce to a cup and set aside to use later.

ingredients to make teriyaki chicken

Add chicken tenders into the bowl of teriyaki sauce marinade, mix together until the chicken is coated with it, cover and marinate for 15-30 minutes.

Place a skillet or wok over medium heat and pour in the oil

Transfer the chicken pieces to the oil and stir-fry while saving the leftover marinade to make a thick glossy sauce.

Let the chicken tenders cook in the oil. constantly move the pieces so they brown evenly.

5-7 minutes into browning the chicken, add the leftover marinade to the pan, leave the sauce to simmer with the chicken for 3 minutes over medium heat or until the sauce thickens.

Once the teriyaki sauce thickens, add the bell peppers and onions.

Cook for another 5 minutes over medium heat while tossing the ingredients around. this would be the perfect time to check on the taste, season with salt if necessary, you can also increase the spiciness of the dish by adding extra chillies.

Cook until the teriyaki sauce has reduced and covered the chicken and bell pepper slices, remove the pan from heat.

Add the remaining spoons of teriyaki sauce to the pan, give it a quick toss and serve over a bowl of rice or noodles.

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Teriyaki chicken with bell pepper, onion stir-fry.

Teriyaki chicken with bell pepper, onion stir-fry.

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Teriyaki chicken with onion and peppers.
Add a few more of your favourite vegetables, give it a good toss, a bowl of rice on the side. your quick weekend meal is ready.

Ingredients

  • Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.
  • For the teriyaki sauce, follow the recipe for making teriyaki sauce.
  • 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of lime juice
  • 750g chicken breast tenders, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 large red bell pepper cut into thick strips(remove seeds)
  • 1 large green pepper cut into thick strips(remove seeds)
  • 1 green chilli finely sliced(optional)
  • 1 lime cut into thin slices for garnish(optional)
  • 2 large onions cut into thick slices
  • Salt to season

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl combine the teriyaki sauce and lime juice, transfer 2 tablespoons of the mixed sauce to a cup and set aside to use later.
  2. Add chicken tenders into the bowl of teriyaki sauce marinade, mix together until the chicken is coated with it, cover and marinate for 15-30 minutes.
  3. Place a skillet or wok over medium heat and pour in the oil, transfer the chicken pieces to the oil and stir-fry while saving the leftover marinade to make a thick glossy sauce.
  4. Let the chicken tenders cook in the oil, constantly move the pieces so they brown evenly. 5-7 minutes into browning the chicken, add the leftover marinade to the pan, leave the sauce to simmer with the chicken for 3 minutes over medium heat or until the sauce thickens.
  5. Once the teriyaki sauce thickens, add the bell peppers and onions.
  6. Cook for another 5 minutes over medium heat while tossing the ingredients around. this would be the perfect time to check on the taste, season with salt if necessary, you can also increase the spiciness of the dish by adding extra chillies.
  7. Cook until the teriyaki sauce has reduced and covered the chicken and bell pepper slices, remove the pan from heat.
  8. Add the remaining spoons of teriyaki sauce to the pan, give it a quick toss and serve over a bowl of rice or noodles.

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