|Chicken Tenders with Pineapple Teriyaki ~ Using bottled Teriyaki sauce makes this a super quick meal to get to the table, especially when you have leftover rice hanging around in your fridge...|
When I want/need to get something on the table quick & I have some leftover rice in the fridge, I'll often turn to making something Chinese. I always keep bottles of ~ Teriyaki & Sweet and Sour ~ sauces handy, just for occasions like this. Having those sauces around allows me to throw a tasty & colorful dinner together in a snap. One of my favorites to make is ~ Chicken Tenders with Pineapple Teriyaki.
I like cooking with chicken tenders, because even if they're frozen, I can thaw them out quickly & start my cooking minutes later. While the chicken tenders are cooking (either by the George Foreman Grill, sautéing or poaching), I'll steam some broccoli (usually steamed in the microwave), reheat the rice & we're good to go. I really enjoy broccoli with Chinese food & almost always serve it with that cuisine. I also like the combo of Teriyaki sauce & pineapple together, to me, they seem like the perfect marriage of flavors. On occasion, I'll thin out the Teriyaki sauce with just a bit of the canned pineapple juice, for a little bit different flavor spin. I love being able to make a dinner that is almost as quick as heading out for a bag of fast food ~ faster, even. Not to mention ~ cheaper, too. :)