There are a few people who actually watch the football game on Super Sunday. For the majority of people, however, it is a time to totally pig-out, swill some suds and the one day a year where commercials are actually worth watching.
Imagine, if you will, strips of chicken breasts glazed with a teriyaki sauce lightly sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds. You pick one up, place it in your mouth and taste the sweet saltiness that only real teriyaki can convey. And then you bite into it and the chicken strip is moist and tender. Well, you won't find that at any of the fastfood chicken places. You might find something they have the nerve to call chicken strips, but one has to wonder what the hell part of the chicken they have stripped.
I serioulsy wonder about the mental capacity of the human being who buys chicken strips at a fastfood place. Quite obviously they have no care about their health. They don't really give a damn about what they put into their body and they love to waste money. The simple fact is, it is much less expensive to make your own and quite honestly, with the exception of the marinating time, these chicken strips take less time to make than the faux food you'd be served by some dude or dudette with a funny hat and a nametag. So, treat yourself to something good, something tasty, something natural and something to save you money -- treat yourself to Teriyaki Chicken Strips!
Ingredients need to make Chicken Teriyaki Strips (Serves 4):
- 2 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 Tbs. toasted sesame seed oil
- 1 Tbs. Hoisin sauce
- 1 Tbs. oyster sauce
- 2 tsp. Chinese 5-spice powder
- 2 Tbs. peanut oil
- 1 Tbs. toasted sesame seeds
- Slice the chicken breasts into strips and set aside.
- Into a medium bowl whisk together all the remaining ingredients, except the peanut oil, until blended.
- Add the chicken strips to the bowl and toss to coat. Cover the bowl and chill at least 1 hour.
- Into a wok or saute pan, heat the peanut oil over high heat.
- Remove the chicken from the marinade and carefully place into the wok (it will "spit" at you so be careful).
- Stir-fry the chicken about 5 minutes (depending in the thickness of your strips).
- Remove to a serving platter, sprinkle with the sesame seeds and serve with various dipping sauces.
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