I wasn’t planning on featuring this recipe next but my friends Lally and Gigi want to try this salad soon. Very soon! So…voila!

Chicken teriyaki is one of my fave Japanese recipes. In Manila, there’s this restaurant called Teriyaki Boy and I absolutely love their chicken teriyaki on top of hot, steaming, soft, fragrant white rice. Unfortunately, it is not the healthiest eat. I’m quite sure that the scrumptious sauce is filled with sugar and salt. And I’m not going to get into the perils of white rice and how this yummy staple food, which always hits the spot, contributes to a jiggly belly. (Trust me. I’ve learned from experience!)

So Lally, Gigi and Teriyaki Boy, this is my tribute to you! 😀

This serves two.

1 cup of chicken breast strips
1/2 cup of chopped celery
1/4 cup of chopped leeks
2 garlic cloves chopped
2 cups of spinach leaves
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
2-3 tablespoons of sesame seeds
salt and pepper

1/2 cup Kikkoman sauce
3 cloves of garlic
1/4 red onion
sesame seeds

Chop the garlic and onions and mix with Kikkoman sauce. Marinate the chicken for at least one hour. The longer you marinate it, the more delicious the chicken will be!

On a saucepan, pour the olive oil and saute the garlic. Pan fry the strips of chicken for around 15 minutes. Add the celery and leeks, as well as the teriyaki sauce. Saute for another 5 minutes and add the sesame seeds. Sprinkle salt and pepper according to how you want it to taste.

Plate the salad spinach and add your chicken teriyaki. It’s all ready to eat!

Healthy Eat facts:

Chicken – excellent source of protein
Spinach – has anti-cancer nutrients
Sesame seeds – good source of manganese, copper, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc and dietary fiber. Wow!
Celery – has nutrients that can lower cholesterol and contribute to cancer prevention
Leeks – known to contribute to cardiovascular health

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