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Female Speaker: I’m going to show you how to make chicken and vegetable teriyaki. It’s a nice simple family meal with protein and lots of vegetables, I’m going to start with this chicken which has been pounded to be tenderized and then cut into little slivers, and this is chicken breast its free range chicken breast and it comes from a local farmer which is kind of cool. And I have a little teriyaki sauce over the top of that kind to get it marinated and I made that teriyaki sauce in it in one of the other videos too.
So I have a little oil in my wok or you could use a skillet as well this is just a little olive oil in here, you could use ghee or that’s good. And then this is my teriyaki sauce that I’ve just been let them sit back here in simmer so it can reduces and gets thicker, so I am going to put this in turn the heat up and put this in.
Male Speaker: Is this for us.
Female Speaker: well its, yeah you will be able to have some.
Male Speaker: That’s for her, she invite for dinner?
Female Speaker: So I want to get my soon in here chipper guys to -- could you ask them to turn this.
Male Speaker: I asked them, they don’t know who you are.
Female Speaker: Well, I did not expect them to know who I was, I just thought, May be they could
Male Speaker: So that’s try to do with this job, I mean I said so, why you want to do it, hang on hang on.
Female Speaker: So the chicken is cooking in here, and as soon it has got you know somewhat done, then I will start adding the vegetables one of the core things about the stir frying in stuff.
Female Speaker: Yeah, oh that’s just my dad.
Female Speaker: Is that you guys want to have an odd number of vegetables I don’t why its bad luck to have even number but, that’s the kind of the rule, so I am just moving this around and it took very little oil in here to do this. So you can serve this dish over noodles or rice some kind of whole grain and
Male Speaker: So that and yes or no. come on
Female Speaker: Now I am going to put the onion so I did the chicken in there I am adding the onions, as soon as that onion looks pretty good, yes
Male Speaker: You not wanted to call me. She doesn’t has the come, if you don’t want to come and you wanted to –
Female Speaker: No, no, no, no. No, I enjoy, I enjoy your sisters company and I am glad she is over here walking really loves her
Male Speaker: You have to give one of these chippers then if so awesome they are like
Female Speaker: Why you don’t go out and help her, that will be good, and yeah, get those go in and now what those onions do, start to look a little bit translucent before I add any more in here good and I have got carrots here they come boom carrots, yeah, and broccoli and the last thing I am going to put in is the cabbage because they wont take much just a couple of minutes or so, I mean not even some seconds.
Female speaker: So how long have you been shipping? I said how long have you been shipping.
Female Speaker: I just want to see this broccoli’s, sort to turn bright green it’s come in up here not quite. This is great. This recipe is actually in my book for young athletes and the reason is this because it makes a perfect three gain meal and specially when its served over big helping up carbohydrates like rice then you got all these vegetables and then a small amount of protein helps, to know I’m going to put the cabbage that was only about a fourth of a head of cabbage made all that when you chop it up, it’s very, cabbage is a very economical food to add to your dish. This is looking very nice I just want the cabbage to get kind of bright and start to be a little translucent don’t want to get too over done and then I will put that teriyaki sauce in, yeah, look into that it looks good. Okay good here they come.
Male Speaker: Hey, will you guys mind cut it for a little bit, my wife is doing on a cooking show.
Female Speaker: Here we go, its beauty as, Okay, there we go, I put the teriyaki, the chicken teriyaki over rice just like that, and then just to make it even more gorgeous I am going to take some of this red pepper relish that we made in a different video. Kind of spoon that over the top, because you know what fruits got a look good and taste good it can’t just be good for you can just be nutritious its got to be visually appealing and also then we put it in your mouth yum, yum, yum because those things help you digest which then helps you to take the nutrients.