Easy Teriyaki Chicken Casserole

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This healthy chicken teriyaki recipe for easy teriyaki chicken casserole is full of ingredients that are good for you, and it's so delicious too. This easy chicken breast recipe is one the whole family will love, it full of flavor and color with lots of vegetables and a homemade teriyaki sauce recipe. You can make this healthy chicken teriyaki recipe with either white or brown rice, whichever you prefer.

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This healthy chicken breast recipe for oven roasted chicken and veggies is a recipe idea that can be found on the Life In The Lofthouse site. This is just one of the baked chicken breast recipes that can be found on this recipe site. Other recipes you will find on the site include chicken breast recipes, bread ideas, appetizers, breakfast recipes, cupcakes, dessert recipes, cookie recipes and so much more. **

Nutrition Facts for: Easy Teriyaki Chicken Casserole from Life in the Lofthouse
Ingredients: Soy sauce, water, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, cornstarch, chicken breasts, stir-fry vegetables, rice.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet. * The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings. * Per Serving:Calories 464, Calories from Fat 25, Total Fat 2.8g 4%, Saturated Fat 0.8g 4%, Cholesterol 25mg 8%, Sodium 1858mg 77%, Potassium 436mg 12%, Carbohydrates 89.6g 30% Dietary Fiber 2.9g 12%, Sugars 8.4g, Protein 17.9g, Vitamin A 99%, Vitamin C 45%, Calcium 7%, Iron 29%

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