Did the V-day thing this weekend, and now need to prepare a special B-day dinner for the boyfriend. It's our first birthday that we're spending together, and I want to make it special. He loves chicken terriaki, so I'm going to go with a simple Japanese theme, but I've never bought or cooked meat in my life. (To me, nothing says "I love you" more than even THINKING about cooking meat, and he knows that).
I have a recipe for a sauce, so that's not a problem. My question is how to prepare the chicken (while touching it as little as possible), and making sure to cook it properly. I do have a cast iron double stove top grill, if that's an option, but I don't even know where to begin. Marinate it overnight? Can I buy it cut in strips or chunks, or just go for a whole chicken breast? I really need a step-by-step, idiot-proof approach here! Thanks!