February 07, 2012

Gwyneth Paltrow's detox chicken teriyaki

This sauce is detox-friendly because it doesn’t use sugar or soy, but it has a great depth of flavor and is the perfect consistency. It's a great alternative to traditional teriyaki sauces, which are laden with sugar and salt.

Serves one.

Detox Chicken Teriyaki

For Sauce:

* 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
* 1/3 cup agave syrup
* 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
* 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
* 1 teaspoon barley miso
* 1 teaspoon mirin
* 1 tablespoon water

Combine the balsamic, agave, ginger and pepper in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer and cook for ten minutes. Cool and then add the miso, mirin and water.

For Chicken:

* 1 chicken breast
* Detox Teriyaki Sauce
* 1 finely chopped scallion
* 4 sprigs cilantro, roughly chopped

Marinate the chicken in the sauce (reserve a spoonful or two) for at least one hour–up to overnight.

Heat your grill to medium heat. Wipe off any excess marinade and grill the chicken for about 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Serve with the reserved, hasn’t-touched-raw-chicken sauce, cilantro and scallions.

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