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Teriyaki Chicken with Warm Ginger-Carrot Slaw


  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast cutlets

  • 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce

  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

  • 1 rounded tablespoon grill seasoning (eyeball it), such as McCormick brand Montreal Steak Seasoning

  • 1 small Savoy cabbage (1 1/2 pounds)

  • 1 bunch scallions

  • 1 cup snow peas (a couple of handfuls)

  • 1/4 cup honey (eyeball it)

  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar (eyeball it)

  • 3 tablespoons pickled ginger, drained and thinly sliced, found on Asian foods aisle

  • 1 sack store-bought shredded or julienne-cut carrots (10 ounces)

  • Salt and pepper


In a large sealable plastic bag, combine chicken cutlets with teriyaki sauce, 2 tablespoons oil and grill seasoning. Close bag and combine to coat evenly. Let stand 15 minutes.

Pre-heat an outdoor or indoor grill or grill pan to medium-high.

Cut cabbage into quarters and cut away core. Shred the cabbage and set aside. Cut clean, trimmed scallions into 3-inch lengths. Pile scallions lengthwise and julienne them into thin strips. Pull the threads from the ends of snow peas and julienne into thin strips, lengthwise, like the scallions.

Drizzle honey into a small bowl. Add vinegar and combine with a fork.

Place chicken cutlets on grill or into hot pan and cook 3 minutes on each side.

Heat a nonstick skillet over high heat. Add 2 tablespoons oil, two turns of the pan. Add pickled ginger and cut carrots and stir fry for 2 minutes. Add cabbage and stir fry 2 minutes more. Fluff and toss veggies with tongs so they stay dry and crisp while cooking. Add scallions and snow peas and stir fry another minute. Add honey and vinegar combination, pouring it all around the pan in a slow stream. Cook the liquids down 30 seconds more then turn off heat. Continue to toss the slaw and season it up with salt and pepper to your taste.

Slice the chicken meat thinly on an angle. Mound up a quarter of the slaw on each plate and place the sliced chicken along side, edging its way up the slaw salad. Serve immediately.