I know this says it is a bowl but my picture is of a plate. I love having my food spread out rather than in a bowl like the rest of my family so I can get the perfect forkful of each piece. Plus you can easier see all the parts of the meal.
Why have I never made Teriyaki sauce? It is super simple and tastes so good. I also like that I can spice it perfectly for my family. Sometimes the jarred sauces have too much ginger or too little vinegar for our tastes. I love making the sauces that taste good to us.
3 1/2 tablespoons olive oil , divided, plus more for brushing grill
1 1/2 – 2 lbs chicken breasts
Ground black pepper
1 medium zucchini , diced into half moons and quartered
1 large onion, cut in half and quartered
2 large red peppers, large cut
1 1/2 – 2 cups white or brown rice , cooked according to directions on package *
Soy sauce, optional
In a saucepan whisk together soy sauce, water, brown sugar, honey, garlic, ginger, and rice vinegar. Bring mixture to a slow boil over medium-high heat.
Whisk together cornstarch with 2 tablespoon water, then add to sauce mixture in saucepan. Reduce heat slightly and allow to boil 1 minute, whisking constantly. Remove from heat, set aside. Once sauce has cooled a bit taste and adjust spices to your liking.
Brush both sides of chicken with 1 1/2 Tbsp of the olive oil and season pepper. Preheat a grill over medium-high heat.
Brush grill grates with oil then grill chicken until center registers 160 degrees on meat thermometer, about 4 minutes per side. Remove and let rest 5 minutes to cool slightly then dice into cubes.
Skewer vegetables and brush lightly with remaining olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder.
Grill for 4 – 5 minutes until crisp tender of until your liking.
Layer rice into 4 bowls then top each with chicken and veggies. Drizzle desired amount of teriyaki sauce over top of food. Serve warm.
*I made a simple fried rice with chopped onions, eggs, and soy sauce. Make your favorite fried rice recipe if you like.