Teriyaki Chicken

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One of our favorite “make-ahead” meals is Teriyaki Chicken.  It’s a great family-friendly recipe!  It bakes in the wonderful marinade, so it comes out nice and juicy.  I like to make several batches of this recipe and freeze the marinated chicken in freezer bags. If you’re not into freezing your meals ahead, prepare this the night before and let it marinate in the refrigerator.  It will make your life easier and tastier!  This recipe is in my cookbook Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms.  I hope you enjoy it!



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    Teriyaki chicken is a favorite of both myself and my husband…your version has my mouth watering, Jane! so glad you linked it up to the hearth and soul hop this week :)

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    Hi Janey baby! Thanks so much for sharing this lovely make ahead recipe with us on the hearth and soul hop. I adore chinese food too because my father, strange as it may seem was a Greek, born and raised in china, so growing up we always went out for chinese food. My father refused to allow my mother to even try making it because he had a friend who was a chef and we got delicious authentic meals. After he stopped cooking, then, and only then would my dad even try some of my mom’s. That’s how important his food memories were to him!

    Your teriyaki chicken looks so delicious. I love that you can throw it together and then cook it the next night, or freeze it in. Makes for so many quick and easy dinners when you dont have time! Thanks again and all the best to you! alex@amoderatelife

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    I love a good make ahead meal - it is a lifesaver for me because the hours leading up to dinner are the busiest in my house! We all love teriyaki chicken - I am bookmarking this to try! thanks for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

    • 8.1

      Jane Doiron says

      Hi Heather,
      I guess I’ve always gotten Teriyaki in Chinese Restaurants all my life and think of it as Chinese food. :)

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    Kathie H says

    I’m starting some make ahead meals, etc. for myself and my daughter-in-law. This chicken sounds so good, but I can’t figure out how I would do this in single serving sizes (1 thigh) for myself, except to split the 1 1/2 cups of liquid into 8. I’m not sure this would be enough marinade for each thigh, though. Jane, how many servings did you put in a portion for your son? Did you just divide the amount of marinade (by measure) into each bag? Or did you have to make more marinade being there would be so many single servings? If anyone else has ideas, I’d certainly appreciate it.

    • 10.1

      Jane Doiron says

      Hi Kathie,
      I put 2 or 3 pieces in each bag for my son. I combine the other ingredients together and just poured the marinade into each bag. There’s more than enough marinade to divide it up. No need to measure how much marinade goes into each bag. Let me know if you have any more questions.

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    melissa says

    What a delicious meal! My kids are not wild about meat but gobbled this up for dinner. My only question is do you have the nutrition facts for the teriyaki chicken? I’m just curious how much sugar is actually absorbed into the chicken. Thanks for the super recipe -it’s a keeper!

    • 14.1

      Jane says

      Thanks Melissa! Glad you enjoyed it! I’m sorry, but I don’t have the nutritional facts for the recipe.

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    Jennifer says

    Hi! This recipe looks good!! I was wondering if you can taste the orange juice? My husband hates orange juice and can usually tell when I put it in a recipe. Do you have any suggestions to use in it’s place?

    Thank you,

    • 17.1


      Hi Jennifer!
      Yes, you can taste the orange juice in this recipe. You could just leave out the juice and it will still be yummy.


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