I do believe this was the first thing my husband (then boyfriend) ever made for me. That was how I knew he was "the one" - the boy could cook. I had never known anyone before him that could just pull things out of the pantry/fridge/who knows where else, and create this magical meal. I grew up following recipes to the exact grain of salt because Lord knows what would happen if I dare stray from it. I'll give you hint though; things have exploded on multiple occasions and other things have almost burned down because of my "experiments" - they don't call me "Master of Destruction" for nothing! Suffice it to say, I was thrilled when I learned this hunk of a man was not just another piece of eye candy, but he could also tear it up in the kitchen . . . in a good way, not in a Sherry way. This pasta dish has been one of our favorites and I think we (and by 'we,' I mean 'him') make it different every time. This time we added some sauteed veggies to have an all-in-one meal. So here is the basic recipe and you can add or subtract whatever you want and change the amount of seasoning depending on your preference. You can make as much as you need; this makes about 4 normal portions, or 2 Ben and Sherry size portions.
Teriyaki Chicken Pasta
- 2 chicken breasts
- Sweet Teriyaki sauce
- Sesame seeds
- Garlic, chopped
- Optional: red pepper, carrots, onion, broccoli, squash
* Marinate chicken in teriyaki sauce, all day preferably. Cook chicken, feel free to add any additional spices and sesame seeds; chop chicken in bite size pieces when it is done. Cook pasta, drain. Saute vegetables and cilantro in olive oil and a little garlic till soft. Mix pasta, chicken and veggies, add as much Teriyaki sauce as you like and top with sesame seeds and fresh cilantro.
** If you are anything like me and need a