Costcutter Teriyaki Chicken + Sweet Potato Mash

Costcutter isn't a name you would associate with teriyaki chicken, but that's exactly what I made using ingredients from their Costcutter Independent range. 

Independent is the brand owned by Costcutter and they offer a range of quality, affordable products across all categories including fresh meats and vegetables through to household items and confectionery, all on your doorstep. The award winning brand is available from Costcutter, Mace, Kwiksave, SuperShop and SimplyFresh stores across the UK. 

Teriyaki chicken is super easy to make and instead of having it with rice, as it is often served with, I made a sweet potato mash and simple salad to go with it. The mash can be made ahead of time and served cold like a potato salad and you can make as little or as much as you need. I've used standard mayo in the mash but if you want to make an authentic Japanese potato salad, use Japanese Kewpie mayo. 

It's a great healthy family recipe to keep and also great for entertaining as it takes less than 30 minutes to make.

If you love a glass of wine with your meal then make sure you pick up the Sierra Creek white wine, also from Costcutter, to go with the teriyaki chicken. It's often difficult to pair wines with Asian dishes due to the complexities of flavours within the sauces, but the sweet aromatic Sierra Creek California white will work in perfect harmony with this dish. It's a dry white and also vegan friendly. 

Lancaster Wines is Costcutter's wine partner and one of their best sellers is the Altaria Red. It's packed with dark berry fruit flavours and is an easy drinking red with a fresh fruity flavour and a hint of spice. Both the wines cost a pocket friendly £4.99.  

x4 pieces chicken thighs
750g sweet potatoes
1 head of gem lettuce
3 cloves garlic
3tbsp soya sauce
3tbsp mirin (if you can't find mirin, use sugar)
2tsp sugar
2tbsp mayonnaise
1tsp garlic granules
Salt to taste 
Black pepper to taste
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp oil

1. Wash the chicken pieces and pat dry
2. Mix the soya sauce, mirin and sugar in a bowl to make the teriyaki marinade and then pour over the chicken
3. Peel the sweet potato and chop into small chunks. Boil in a pan of water until soft, about 10 minutes. Once it's done, drain the water and mash. Add in the mayonnaise, garlic granules, salt and pepper. Mix well and set aside
4. Turn the heat on high, add oil to the pan and then the garlic and chicken skin side down. Reserve the marinade for later which will be turned into a glaze
5. Fry the chicken for 5 minutes until the skin is browned then turn onto the other side and add 1/2 cup of water. Bring the heat to low and put a lid on the pan. Let it steam cook for 10 minutes. You may need to add a little more water if it dries out
6. After 10 minutes, flip the chicken back onto the skin side and add in the rest of the marinade. Continue to cook on low heat for 5 minutes with the lid on
7. Take the lid off, turn heat on high and cook for another 2-3 minutes. This will turn the marinade into a slightly sticky glaze. Take off the heat and serve with the mash and gem lettuce salad

I hope you guys enjoy this easy teriyaki chicken + sweet potato mash recipe!

*This recipe creation is in collaboration with Costcutter

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