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From the Hearth - Teriyaki Chicken

When I sat down to write this I had no clue what so ever which recipe I wanted to show you this month. Then my husband said “hey, when are you going to make Teriyaki chicken again? We haven't had that in forever.” A slight exaggeration, I'm sure its only been about 6 months, but, problem solved! For dinner and the blog post.

This chicken tastes absolutely amazing, and is so very simple to make. This recipe is enough for 2 adults, but it can easily be doubled or tripled. I like to serve it with rice and broccoli to make for a really simple, and yet, incredibly tasty dinner. Brown rice has much more magical energy than white rice, and adds a lovely subtle nutty flavour to the entire dish.

Remember when cooking any dish, the quality of your ingredients is always going effect the final energies of the finished product. Every part of producing and processing any food product can and will alter its final energy. Organic, minimally processed foods are always going to have a more powerful magical punch than their highly processed relatives.

This recipe calls for a small amount of sugar. Raw cane sugar will give you the highest energy return, as well as being healthier for your body. The chicken, should where ever possible be organic, free range rather than factory raised. While the recipe calls for thighs, you could use any part of the chicken such as drums, or wings, or, for a leaner version, boneless, skinless, breast tenderloins.

Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons cold water
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 skinless chicken thighs

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the cornstarch, cold water, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger and ground black pepper. Let simmer, stirring frequently, until sauce thickens and bubbles. This only takes about 5 minutes.

Place chicken pieces in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Brush chicken with the sauce. Turn pieces over, and brush again.

Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Turn pieces over, and bake for another 30 minutes, until no longer pink and juices run clear. Brush with sauce every 10 minutes during cooking.

Like many recipes this one is also stacked with protective and healing energies. However, there are so many layers to the energies that are used that it becomes easy to focus on just one while constructing this dish and letting it become the driving force.

Simply pick the energy or energies that you wish to enhance (three at most or it just gets confusing) and focus on them while adding the ingredients that relate to them. And the sugar, because thats the volume dial that amplifies everything!

Magickal Energies

Cornstarch: Very little magical impact because it has been processed so highly. This ingredient you can safely ignore in your magical calculations.
Sugar: enhances the potency of the foods it is combined with. It is can also be used as a preservative to help a food retain its energy for a longer time.
Soy Sauce: protection, psychic awareness, spirituality
Cider Vinegar: healing, health, protection
Garlic: protection, health, strength, endurance, male fertility, male potency, courage, inspiration
Ginger: energy, stimulating, lust, success, power, money, prosperity, health, love
Black Pepper: banishing, cleansing and purification, protection
Chicken: health, healing, fertility, nurturing

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