Monday, November 3, 2008

Yoshida Chicken Rice Bowls

Technically you could make these rice bowls with any kind of meat and any kind of sauce. Yoshida Original Gourmet sauce is what we usually use because it's so easy. This is another one of those recipes that Scott likes, I think, because he can choose what he wants to top his rice with. Sometimes we do add more toppings such as almonds, pineapple (Scott's favorite), mandarin oranges, green onions, crunchy chow mien noodles, etc.

Yoshida Chicken Rice Bowls

Recipe By: Jen
Categories: Chicken, Freezer Recipes, Pasta, Grains, & Legumes, Quick & Easy, Vegetables

chicken breasts, no skin, no bone
Mr. Yoshida's Original Gourmet Sweet & Savory Sauce
frozen stir-fry vegetables
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PREPARATION: Rinse ice off of chicken if frozen, but do not thaw. Place chicken in a labeled gallon freezer bag. Pour Yoshida sauce over the chicken. Squeeze all of the air out of the freezer bag and seal. Place frozen vegetables and chicken into another labeled freezer bag and lay flat to freeze.

TO SERVE: Remove frozen vegetables from the bag and leave in the freezer while you thaw and marinate the chicken in the fridge for 2-3 days. Preheat oven to 350 degreesF. Pour chicken and sauce into a baking dish and bake for 35 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken from oven and let rest 5-10 minutes. Cut up chicken into chunks and return to the baking dish. Meanwhile, cook rice and stir-fry frozen vegetables until done. Serve chicken and vegetables over rice.

(Of course, you don't have to do this as a freezer meal. Just let the chicken marinate overnight in the sauce and serve as directed above.)

LOW IODINE DIET DIRECTIONS: You could make this recipe LID by using your own homemade sauce (any LID-approved Asian-type sauce would do) and using basmati rice. Try this copycat recipe of Mr. Yoshida's Original Gourmet Sweet & Savory Sauce.

Ratings: 6 - Pretty Good 7.
Serving Ideas : This is fun to eat Hawaiian Haystack-style with lots of toppings like sliced almonds, crispy chow mien noodles, green onions, pineapple, mandarin oranges, etc.

NOTES : JEN'S NOTES: You can cook the rice before hand and freeze it with the chicken or cook it at serving time. Whenever I cook rice, I always make extra and freeze it in pint freezer Ziploc bags. You can make rice bowls with just about any kind of chicken and/or sauce. For company once we barbecued chicken seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder, and served it with 2 different kinds of Asian sauces. Everybody loved it. Make sure to buy the Mr. Yoshida's ORIGINAL GOURMET sauce - the Yoshida Teriyaki sauce is not as good IMO. We usually buy it in big bottles from Costco. You can go to for more info and recipes.

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