This post is an example of how you can stretch your dollar with chicken teriyaki. Chicken, Sauce, Vegetables, and Rice makes for a delicious and quick meal.
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Stretch Your Dollar
How do I stretch my dollar using this recipe? Well, I start out with canned chicken teriyaki and add to it. This also makes it very easy to make. I add extra meat and bean sprouts. This time, I used pork tenderloin. I had purchased some on sale and the tenderloin was very large, so I portioned it smaller and froze it. The rest I had in my canned good pantry.
We live out in the country. The closest larger town is 30 miles away. This can be a good thing, we love living in the country. However, our local grocery store that is four miles away closes at noon on Sunday. I still have to come up with something to feed the family Sunday evening; therefore, you need to have options that you can quickly pull out of your back pocket.
Food delivery is not an option for us, we live too far out of town. Therefore, if I do not have time to run to the grocery store during the week and purchase fresh or frozen, we need to figure out how to do without. Additionally, sometimes it is just nice to have a simple and tasty meal that tastes good while helping us stretch our dollars.This Chicken Teriyaki is flavorful, with a crunchy texture because of the bean sprouts and chow mein. It is very filling and satisfying and easy on the budget too.
Stretch Your Dollar With Chicken Teriyaki
- 1 14 oz can sauce-Asian style it is the smaller can of the two-can LaChoy Chicken Teriyaki Combination with Dark Meat and Sauce
- 1 28 oz can vegetables drained. it is the larger can of the two-can LaChoy Chicken Teriyaki Combination with Dark Meat and Sauce
- 2 14 oz. cans bean sprouts drained.
- 8 oz. meat (cubed) chicken or pork or beef, whatever you prefer or have on hand
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- LaChoy Teriyaki Marinade and Sauce to taste on top of the dish when plating
- LaChoy Chow Mein Noodles to taste on top of the dish when plating
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups minute rice
Chicken and Pork Teriyaki
- Start with the additional meat. In this case, I used pork. I cubed the pork and fried it in a cast iron skillet. Salt and pepper to taste. Make sure not to overcrowd as the meat will not be able to brown and caramelize. (timing note: I normally start the rice first and cook the meat and other ingredients while the microwave is doing the rice)
- Here is a picture of the pork starting to brown and caramelize
- Once the pork is brown and caramelized, add the drained bean sprouts and vegetables. Also, add the sauce. Mix and cook until it boils. Turn off heat.
- In a microwave safe bowl, add 2 cups of water and 2 cups of the minute rice. I stir a bit to make sure that all the grains of rice are covered in the water.
- Cook on high for 5 minutes uncovered
- Let stand 1-2 minutes.
- Serving spoon of rice first, then a serving spoon of the chicken and pork teriyaki. Finish that off with the chow mein noodles and teriyaki marinade.
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