teriyaki chicken recipe easy make at home | Japanese teriyaki chicken

Teriyaki chicken recipe

The word Teriyaki is a derivative of the Japanese words, ‘tare’ meaning glaze and ‘Yaki’ meaning cook. Everybody loves some good, juicy chicken that is blanketed with a sweet, sticky glaze.

This is why chicken teriyaki, a humble Japanese dish, is so popular everywhere in the world! In this recipe, I’ll show you how to make authentic teriyaki Chicken recipe easy to make at home—the way it is done in Japan.

Required to make teriyaki chicken recipe:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 TSP brown sugar
  • 1 TSP water
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 TSP grated fresh ginger
  • 2 Tb
  • SP cooking oil, divided
  • 1.75 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs

How To Make Teriyaki Chicken Recipe


Step 1: Prepare the marinade first. Stir together the soy sauce, brown sugar, water, garlic, ginger, and 1 Tbsp of the cooking oil in a bowl.

Step 2: Place the chicken in a shallow bowl or dish, then pour the marinade over top. Turn the chicken a couple of times to make sure it’s well coated. Let the chicken marinate for 30 minutes to one day in the refrigerator. Make sure to turn the chicken occasionally as it marinates.

Step 3: When ready to cook the chicken, heat the remaining 1 TBS cooking oil in a large frying-pan over medium heat. Once hot, add the chicken, discarding the remaining used marinade.

Step 4: Cook the chicken for about 5–7 minutes on each side or until cooked through, and the liquid in the frying-pan has reduced to a light coating of glaze on the chicken.

Step 5: Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and let it rest for about 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
Step 6: serve with lettuce and cucumber and lemon slices.

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Teriyaki Chicken Recipe Benefits:

You may use teriyaki sauce as a marinade or glaze when grilling chicken or fish. But the sauce also works well with stir-fries and serves well as the liquid base for an Asian-inspired slow-cooked meal.

Teriyaki Chicken Recipe Health benefits:

The combined benefits of ginger, garlic, soy sauce, etc., make the teriyaki chicken recipe a good source of proteins and other nutrients. It also has negligible amounts of fat, but the high amounts of sodium in this make people generally wonder if it is an excellent choice to have this daily.

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