Friday, April 11, 2008

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken (Gluten Free)



One of Michael's favorite meals is a simple Asian-inspired stir-fry. We usually make this meal fast and frugally using a frozen package of "stir-fry" vegetables, leftover meat from a previous meal, and quick brown rice. We rely on this meal at least twice a month, and for me, it satisfies a craving for foods I used to order at Chinese restaurants in my old gluten filled days.

For a new twist on this old favorite of ours, I decided to make a teriyaki marinade for the chicken, which I would later grill instead of adding to the stir-fried vegetables.

Grilling the chicken, instead of adding it to the stir-fry, really brought out the flavors of the teriyaki marinade. It also gave the dish a delicious new presentation!

I think this marinade would also be excellent on salmon steaks, tofu, or beef!




Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons sesame oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup gluten free, low sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon ground mustard
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 Tablespoon blackstrap molasses
2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
1 garlic clove, minced
1 pound chicken tenders (or meat/meat substitute of your choice)

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together oils, lemon juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, molasses, ginger, ground mustard, and minced garlic. Pour marinade into a large zip-lock bag. Add chicken or meat of your choice, close bag tightly and shake to distribute marinade. Marinate 1-2 hours in the refrigerator. Grill or broil chicken as desired until juices run clear. (This took 3-5 minutes on our counter-top grill.) Serve over stir-fried vegetables and brown rice.

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7 comments:

  1. Hey Carrie,

    The recipe looks great, but I have one question. We've stayed away from ground mustard because we had heard it contained gluten. Do y ou have a specific gluten free brand you use?

    I am trying a stir fry dish of my own this and hope to post about it next week. Your recipe is giving me some inspiration...

    Have a greast weekend.

    Thomas

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  2. Thomas -- Great question!! YES, the ground mustard I use IS indeed gluten free! I use McCormick brand spices and it states specifically on their website that ALL of their single ingredient spices are gluten free and 100% pure!! They do have SOME spice mixes that are NOT gluten free, but they are clearly labeled on the container! Thanks for asking! I LOVE using ground mustard! I use it a lot in my Homemade Caesar Salad!!

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  3. Looks really good! I love using Teriyaki marinades with grilled meat. It's great on pork chops too. I cheat a bit because I found a good gf bottled one. And it's definitely getting to be grilling weather (although we're about to get a severe cold snap - ick).

    Karen

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  4. This weather is crazy Karen! It's going to be mid-80's by the time I leave work today, but on Sunday night it will dip down into freezing again. Makes perfect sense! lol

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  5. Hi Carrie

    Like you, I miss chinese take-aways and dont trust chinese restaurants either!

    This looks like a good marinade for chicken and I'm going to try it, during the next week or so! Thanks for posting!

    D :)

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  6. That looks like a great marinade, and reminds me a lot of my soy-garlic marinade.
    TM

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  7. Carrie - This is a lovely recipe for Teriyaki Chicken. This is one of our favorite pre-gf days dishes. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe with us.

    Sheltie Girl @ Gluten a Go Go

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Carrie

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