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Chicken Teriyaki

Homemade Japanese teriyaki sauce with soy sauce, sake, mirin, and sugar. Try using the same teriyaki sauce for chicken, salmon, and even tofu.

Chicken teriyaki is probably every children’s favorite Japanese food. I know I love this so much when I was young, and every single time my family went to a Japanese restaurant, I didn’t even look at the menu and said I want a chicken teriyaki meal. Now that I’m a full-fledged adult, I eat out less and prefer cooking at home. And with this recipe, I can cook chicken teriyaki for myself and my family. They are really good, as good as the ones in any good Japanese restaurant. I swear!

Chicken Teriyaki

Chicken Teriyaki

Ingredients for homemade teriyaki sauce

There is no need to buy special-purpose teriyaki sauce, especially if you have the following ingredients stocked in your pantry:

When it comes to sake, it is always better if you can find some decent Japanese drinking sake. Cooking-grade sake is okay too, though I really prefer using drinking-grade sake. :)

Chicken Teriyaki

Chicken Teriyaki

What do I need to cook chicken teriyaki?

You will need:

  • 4 chicken thighs, boneless with skin intact
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 3 tablespoon oil

And for the teriyaki sauce, you will need:

  • 4 tablespoon soy sauce,
  • 4 tablespoon sake,
  • 4 tablespoon mirin, and
  • 2 tablespoon sugar

My step-by-step guide to cooking chicken teriyaki is like this:

  1. Brown chicken. Pat dry chicken thigh, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a frying pan on medium-high heat. Sear chicken thighs until browned on both sides. About 2-3 minutes per side. Set aside.
  2. Teriyaki sauce. Wipe clean the frying pan (or use a clean one), add all teriyaki sauce ingredients into the pan and bring to a boil. Cook until sauce is thicker.
  3. Coat chicken with teriyaki sauce. Once the sauce is thick, return all chicken thighs into the pan. Cook until the sauce turns into a glaze that coats the chicken.
  4. Rest and serve. Turn the heat off. Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes, then cut into bite-size pieces. Serve with steamed white rice.

Chicken Teriyaki


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Author: Anita Jacobson

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Ingredients:

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 20 mins

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken thighs, boneless with skin intact
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • Teriyaki sauce
  • 4 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoon sake
  • 4 tablespoon mirin
  • 2 tablespoon sugar

Instructions

  1. Brown chicken. Pat dry chicken thigh, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a frying pan on medium-high heat. Sear chicken thighs until browned on both sides. About 2-3 minutes per side. Set aside.
  2. Teriyaki sauce. Wipe clean the frying pan (or use a clean one), add all teriyaki sauce ingredients into the pan and bring to a boil. Cook until sauce is thicker.
  3. Coat chicken with teriyaki sauce. Once the sauce is thick, return all chicken thighs into the pan. Cook until the sauce turns into a glaze that coats the chicken.
  4. Rest and serve. Turn the heat off. Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes, then cut into bite-size pieces. Serve with steamed white rice.
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Comments

  • Dai-kun Dai-kun says:

    Hai mba, pengganti sake dan mirin u/resep ini apa ya?

    • Anita Anita says:

      Untuk sake, bisa diganti dengan Chinese rice wine atau Shaoxing. Untuk mirin, biasanya 1 tbsp mirin = 1 tbsp sake + 2 tsp sugar, jadi bisa juga diganti dengan 1 tbsp Chinese rice wine + 2 tsp sugar.

  • thisiswholesome thisiswholesome says:

    I use teriaky sauce because it's gluten free.

  • Beth Beth says:

    I love how simple this is to put together! The flavor is spot on, we couldn’t get enough!

  • Tawnie Kroll Tawnie Kroll says:

    Absolutely delicious, thank you!

  • Alison Alison says:

    I just took my four year old to a Japanese restaurant the other day. He loved the chicken teriyaki. So glad I found this recipe so I can make it for him at home!

  • Krissy Allori Krissy Allori says:

    This was delicious and so easy to make. Big hit with my family. I'll be saving this recipe to make again and again.

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