Teriyaki Chicken and Mushrooms and Trish Rambles

Posted 18 May, 2010 by Trish in In the Kitchen, Life / 13 Comments


Teriyaki Chicken and Mushrooms
First–apologies for the cruddy picture–there IS chicken under those mushrooms. Scott told me the other day that it really freaks him out that I take photos of our food. :) Yes, I guess it is a little strange.
You know those pages in the recipe books that are so sticky from things getting spilled that you know by now it’s a great recipe you love? This has been a favorite of ours for years–and for Scott to like something (other than me) for years is astounding.

From Trim and Terrific: American Favorites (a family favorite)
1 1/4 pounds boneless chicken parts
1 tablespoon minced onion flakes
1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tsp honey
Dash of garlic powder
1/2 cup chopped green bell peppers
2 1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms.

From Trish’s Easy Peasy Shortcuts (I’ve learned measurements don’t matter for this one)
2 chicken breasts (or more if you want more)
Fill medium bowl with some soy sauce and more teriyaki (I prefer teriyaki to soy sauce, hence the deviation)
Sprinkle in onion flakes, garlic powder, and whatever strikes fancy
Squeeze in honey
Let chicken marinate for as long as you can (I try to start it in the morning so it’s nice and juicy by the time I get home–hence the dark color of the chicken in the picture.

Place chicken in 2-quart baking dish. Pour sauce over top. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Take out of oven and cover with mushrooms and bell peppers and continue coooking for another 20 minutes or until veggies are tender. Serve with rice.


In Real Life?
I’m exhausted. I’ve been having severe jaw pain for the past year and half and finally sucked it up for an MRI this morning. Two hours in a tube. Moments were relaxing, but when I had to force my jaw open…ugh…

I made some great progress on the quilt top yesterday until I realized that my tension was off after changing my bobbin and now I’ll have to unpick two rows. BUT the good news is I’m almost done! And then I just have to think about binding it and then cuddling with it.

Zero progress in Les Miserables. Still have ONE more book left, so can definitely see the horizon there. Am caught up to the group for Wuthering Heights, though, so yay! Anyone up for a Brothers Karamazov readalong this summer? I know Bellezza just did one but I missed it.

Scott is in the other room right now listening to Nessum Dorma and Con te Partir√≤. They’re so beautiful it makes me want to cry. I might just a little. :)

Our fourth anniversary is on Wednesday and Scott says no flowers because he has a big surprise. Not sure I can hold my breath until then!!!

We finally planned our next trip! We’re going on a biking trip to the Ozarks (in Arkansas). Yes, like a motorcycle. Over Memorial Day Weekend. Now I just have to ask off of work. We’re still in “busy season” and on extended hours so this will be tricky. I’m going to plead I need this trip for my well-being.

Wow, chatty!

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13 Responses to “Teriyaki Chicken and Mushrooms and Trish Rambles”

  1. I hope nothing’s wrong with your jaw, Trish.

    Happy Anniversary! And speaking of anniversary, we celebrated ours last Saturday. Just a simple celebration, but it brought a huge smile on my face. :)

    Your trip sounds fun! I hope you’re able to get off.

  2. I ordered a copy of Brothers Karamazov yesterday, so I’m in (and yes, definitely not til summer!). We can discuss details later, but do you want me to HQ it at my blog?

    And ouchie on the jaw. Hope you get an answer as to what is going on!

  3. I hope you find out what’s causing your pain so you can get some relief.

    Happy anniversary a little early. We’ll be celebrating 31 years on Wednesday.

  4. Agh! Trish! I just left a lovely long comment, and then stupid ol’ Blogger said I don’t own my WordPress identity which is a bunch of ‘baloney pot’ as my nephew would say…anyway, I can’t wait to see what your surprise is! Happy Anniversary in advance! (And, I’m sad you missed The Brothers Karamazov…perhaps we can join in together for another read-along sometime.)

  5. Ugh, MRI’s are awful. I was only in one for 20 minutes and I had to really focus to not freak out from the small space. I hope they figure out what is wrong with you. Jaw pain is miserable!

  6. I am very excited to hear about the anniversary surprise! Happy early anny by the way!

    I just know you’re going to love the Ozarks. It is so beautiful and peaceful up there, and maybe you can join the side that thinks Arkansas is more than one big incestuous state. I guess we’re that too, but it’s not the ONLY thing we’re good at. :) Haha.

    What’d the MRI show?

  7. I am definitely up for a Brothers Karamazov read-a-long. I’ve been wanting to read that book for like 15 years! Also, I’m a big fan of Teriyaki sauce as opposed to trying to make it from soy sauce. My aunt taught me the secret to teriyaki and it was the bottled Kikkoman Teriyaki Sauce. I use it to make salmon a lot…baste and bake for 30 min. Baste and broil for 5. Yum!

    I hope your jaw starts to feel better. That is really tough to have chronic pain! Hopefully the MRI will help the doctors figure out what’s wrong.

  8. Your jaw sounds painful. I had bad jaw problems for most of my teens and it turned out I was grinding my teeth in my sleep through anxiety. I ended up with a night brace.

    Happy anniversary. I hope the surprise if fabulous.

  9. Hey Trish – when do you ge the results of that MRI? I hope everything’s okay. Also, happy anniversary a tad in advance!!

  10. To answer many questions at once:

    Not sure when I’ll get the results back for the MRI. I do grind and clench my teeth, but the jaw problems are actually caused by a guard I had made when the teeth grinding was first discovered (I went in for sore teeth, no jaw problems). I just hope that the solution is non-evasive!!

    And thanks everyone for the anniversary wishes. I’m mostly excited about getting all fancied up to go to dinner. :)

    *Melody – Happy Anni to you too!

    *Softdrink – LOL! :) If you’d like to HQ the readalong that’s fine with me–I think you could generate more interest than I can. And yes–HAVE to get Les Mis finished first!

    *Bermuda – Congrats on 31 years!!

    *Bellezza – I’m still so sad I missed your Brothers K readalong, but I’d love to do another in the future! I like the idea of reading something a little more slowly with a group.

    *Steph – Those MRI holes are pretty tight, huh? :)

    *Meredith – Haha! Yup, all those hillbillies up there in Ar-Kansas. We’re really excited–we’ve both been separately and it’s gorgeous up there!!

    *Carin – Yay for Brothers K readalong! Hopefully we can nail down details soon. And the Kikkoman Teriyaki is exactly what I use!

    *Vivienne – I’m sorry you’ve had jaw pain, too. It really is awful, huh?

    *Amanda – Hopefully we’ll get the results soon, but I’m ready for a break–I’ve been going to the dentist once a week for a long time. :(

  11. Hope things are well with your jaw. So today must be your anniversary? Happy anniversary to you! I can’t wait to find out what the surprise is! And the Ozarks? That sounds fantastic! I really wish it was easier for us to get away more sans children. Road trips are just not the same with screaming children in the back seat! So enjoy while you can! And I am making this chicken tonight for dinner! I always love trying new recipes! I will let you know how it turns out! (I realize that I may overuse the exclamation point from time to time. Sorry!)

  12. My husband takes pictures of all our food! Whether I make or he does, or even if it’s hamburger, he likes to document it! :) I’ve gotten used to it. Glad to know it’s not just us.

  13. Hi Trish! The recipe sounds fab, I’ll try it. I like teriyaki sauce too, but the sauce I usually use is Ketjap, which is the Indonesian sweeet soy sauce. Yum.

    Hope your jaw is ok!