A new week.
A new start.
A new pledge to be better at fixing dinner for the family (at least that’s what I keep telling myself)
So if you’re trying to feel motivated too, then I’ve got your dinner menu ready!
And it starts with the easiest chicken, ever….which will make your house smell amazing.
My mom calls this Sunday Chicken because well, we often had it on Sunday for dinner. Just the smell of it takes me right back to being a kid. But this chicken is so easy (and tasty) I think it should be called Sunday-Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday-Saturday Chicken.
Okay. We’ll stick with Easy Teriyaki Chicken.
Here’s what you do….
EASY TERIYAKI CHICKEN
This recipe works with any amount of chicken, and with any cut.
Mostly I prefer leg drumsticks because everyone in the family loves them—and I love meals that both kids and adults get excited about.
4-5 pounds of chicken drumsticks
1 bottle of soy sauce (16-17 oz, I prefer Polar brand)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1-2 tsp dried ginger
dried onion flakes
• Prep your chicken by removing the skin. (If I’m planning ahead, I like to do this the night before and then place the chicken in a sealed bag in the fridge. Good time saver.)
• Place the chicken in a large stock pot.
• Pour enough soy sauce into the pot to cover the chicken halfway.
• Then pour water in the pot till it covers the chicken.
• Add the brown sugar, ginger, a few shakes of dried onion flakes.
• Place the pot on the stove and bring the whole thing to a boil. Then turn the heat down and allow the mixture to simmer for 20-30 minutes.
• Turn off the heat, place the lid on the pot, and let the whole thing sit (covered) for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
The waiting is actually my favorite part.
Cause while that pot sits there, I can get the rest of the meal ready.
When the chicken is done, you can eat it as-is OR grill it for a few minutes for that summer “grill” flavor.
Either way, the chicken is so delicious and moist, it almost falls right off the bone and into your mouth.
Then pair it with some Sweet Corn Bread, and THIS Mac N Cheese (oh wow), and some fruits and veggies.
And dinner is served!
Use the leftovers in your favorite chicken sandwich, on a salad, or in a wrap….and have a head start on the rest of your meals for the week!
Have a great Monday, friends.