Simple chicken teriyaki bento
This recipe is very easy and fast to cook, because it requires ready-made teriyaki sauce. Still, it's a really tasty alternative to sausages and pork, and chicken made in teriyaki style is juicy, tender and full of aroma! It also takes just few minutes, because the meat is first fried quickly, and then glazed with sauce. Fast food like a boss ;-)
Step #1: Ingredients
- 1 chicken breast,
- 2-3 spoons of teriyaki sauce,
- 1 cup of rice,
- tomato or cucumber,
- few slices of apple,
- black sesame seeds.
Step #2: Utensils
- rice cooker,
- frying pan (best with a cover),
- bento box.
Step #3: Cook the rice (10 minutes)
Wash and cook rice in a rice cooker or a pot. You can see the way I prepare tasty and fluffy rice for my bentos in the video:
You can prepare other ingredients while rice cooks, then fill the rice container with hot rice, then sprinkle with black sesame seeds.
Step #4: Cook the chicken (5 minutes)
Slice the chicken breast into cubes and fry on a high heat until golden-brown on both sides (flip the meat every few minutes); you can cover the pan to speed up the cooking process.
When chicken is cooked-through and golden-brown, pour 2-3 spoons of teriyaki sauce over it and reduce heat to medium, stirring and rotating the meat to be browned and glazed by the reduced sauce, best under the cover.
Let the sauce reduce to a semi-thick consistency, making sure that all sides of the chicken are covered by it. Kill the heat and let the
Step #5: Assemble the bento (3 minutes)
Fill the container with lettuce and place other vegetables and fruit on top of it, leaving some space for the chicken.
Place the chicken bits in the remaining space and pour sauce of them. You can break the rules and pour some sauce over the rice to make it juicy and aromatic.