Inspired by Toy Story 2

Teriyaki Chicken Man

Since Al only wanted to send the Toy Story 2 toys to Japan, I brought Japan to him with this Japanese Teriyaki Chicken inspired by his costume!
Servings

Servings:

2
Ready in

Ready In:

30 mins
Mealtime

Good For:

Dinner
Teriyaki Chicken Man

Toy Story 2 is Pixar’s third film and the first sequel to their first film Toy Story. Toy Story 2 was released in theatres on November 24, 1999, and directed by John Lasseter. The film takes place about a few years after the first film. The film introduced an array of new characters.

Lasseter’s intention with a sequel was to respect the original film and create that world again. The story originated with him wondering what a toy would find upsetting, how a toy would feel if it were not played with by a child or, worse, a child growing out of a toy. Brannon suggested the idea of a yard sale where the collector recognises Woody as a rare artefact. The obsessive toy collector named Al McWhiggin, who had appeared in a draft of Toy Story but was later expunged, was inserted into the film. Lasseter claimed that Al was inspired by himself.

Ingredients

3 Chicken Breasts (cut into strips)
2 Noodle Portions
1 tbsp Sesame Oil
2 tbsp Soy Sauce
1 tbsp Brown Sugar
1 tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar (or Apple Cider Vinegar)
1 tbsp Mirin (optional)
1 Garlic Clove (minced)
2 Spring Onions (sliced, to garnish)
150g Tenderstem Broccoli (steamed)

Albert “Al” McWhiggin, also known as the Chicken Man, is the secondary antagonist of Toy Story 2. He is a greedy toy collector who planned to sell Woody, Bullseye, Jessie and Stinky Pete to Japan in order to become rich.

Rex: “It’s the chicken man!”
Buzz: “That’s our guy.”
Hamm: “I knew there was something I didn’t like about that chicken.”
— Buzz Lightyear, Rex and Hamm, after Etch draws Al in a chicken suit

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1
Heat the oil in a wok over medium heat. Stir fry the chicken until lightly browned and crisp. Meanwhile cook the noodles according to pack instructions.
Step 2
In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, sugar, vinegar and mirin and set aside.
Step 3
Add the garlic to the pan and sauté until fragrant. Pour in the sauce, stirring for 3 minutes until the sauce becomes a glaze.
Step 4
Add in the broccoli and noodles and stir again. Serve in bowls with spring onions on top.

Teriyaki Chicken Man

Since Al only wanted to send the Toy Story 2 toys to Japan, I brought Japan to him with this Japanese Teriyaki Chicken inspired by his costume!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 2 people
Calories 492 kcal

Equipment

  • Wok
  • Saucepan

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Chicken Breasts cut into strips
  • 2 Noodle Portions
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar or Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Mirin optional
  • 1 Garlie Clove minced
  • 2 Spring Onions sliced, to garnish
  • 150 g Tenderstem Broccoli steamed

Instructions
 

  • Heat the oil in a wok over medium heat. Stir fry the chicken until lightly browned and crisp. Meanwhile cook the noodles according to pack instructions.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, sugar, vinegar and mirin and set aside.
  • Add the garlic to the pan and sauté until fragrant. Pour in the sauce, stirring for 3 minutes until the sauce becomes a glaze.
  • Add in the broccoli and noodles and stir again. Serve in bowls with spring onions on top.
Keyword Disney, Toy Story 2

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Inspiration

Recipe idea

Toy Story 2
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