For my lunches this week, I’ve decided to create teriyaki bento boxes. They’re super easy to make, healthy and full of flavour! Usually, I use the teriyaki sauce that comes prepackaged in a bottle but lately it’s been my goal to make things fresh at home. I whipped up my teriyaki sauce using the following ingredients (soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, garlic, ginger, honey, sesame seeds and my secret ingredient…SAKE!! 🙂 Of course the good thing with making this sauce at home is that the quantity of ingredients is totally up to you. I prefer my sauce to have more garlic and honey.
I took some boneless chicken thighs and marinated them with this sauce for a couple of hours in the fridge. I truly do believe in marinating as it really does bring out the flavour! I heated a medium sized fry pan up on low heat. I added the marinated chicken thighs in and cooked for about 40 minutes.
While the chicken was cooking, I prepared my favourite Uncle Ben’s Wholegrain Perfection Brown Rice. My little secret is to add a bit extra butter so they come out super moist and flavourful each and every time 🙂
I also steamed up some veggies (brown mushrooms and broccoli) and added a bit of salt to boost the flavour.
Once the chicken has finished cooking, you will see that the chicken is super super moist and tender! It literally just falls apart as you take it out of the pan 🙂
I usually put all of my lunches into my Rubbermaid Lunch Blox. I purchased mine on Amazon but I’ve since seen it in local stores in the tupperware isle. It’s great because it is so versatile, convenient and easy to clean!