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Chicken Teriyaki

Chicken Teriyaki
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Chicken Teriyaki

Chicken teriyaki is a Japanese recipe. Easy chicken teriyaki recipe with 2 simple ingredients: chicken and teriyaki sauce to make chicken teriyaki.

I’m so thrilled to be sharing this chicken teriyaki recipe with you. First of all, it’s one of the easiest recipes you will find around, and secondly, I have a video to show you how to make chicken teriyaki at home!

Many people thought that chicken teriyaki is a dish that you can only enjoy at Japanese restaurants, and that it calls for numerous ingredients that you are not familiar with or can’t get easily without going to Asian supermarkets. This is a misconception.

Chicken Teriyaki

To make teriyaki sauce, you only need three (3) ingredients: soy sauce, sugar, and mirin (I recommend Mitsukan Mirin Sweet Cooking Seasoning), which you can get at the ethnic section of general grocery stores. Yes, you’ve heard it right. An authentic chicken teriyaki is really easy to make at home, and takes less than 30 minutes of your time.

The secret to sinfully delicious chicken teriyaki is the shattering crispy chicken skin. I pan-fried the chicken thighs (skin-on but boneless) until evenly browned and the chicken skin becomes really crispy. Slice the chicken into pieces and drizzle with the homemade teriyaki sauce and serve immediately with steamed rice. It’s that easy!

To view the cooking process, please check out the chicken teriyaki video on the Mitsukan Facebook fan page. My friend La Fujimama and Meat Me collaborated on the project in early September. We had a lot of fun shooting the videos and everyone who tasted the chicken teriyaki thought it was moist, authentic, and delicious.

To learn more about Mitsukan sauces and where to find them, please watch the video shopping guide below. If you like what you see, please click on LIKE on the Mitsukan Facebook fan page. Thank you so much!

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49 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

  1. Lucy

    Bee, the chicken teriyaki looks delish. I didn’t know that it’s so easy to make. Also great to see you on videos, fun fun fun.

  2. Sally

    Gorgeous pictures of the chicken teriyaki, it looks much better than the ones I get at the Japanese restaurants…yummy,

    • You can add sake but I don’t believe sake adds the extra umami as sake is rice wine. Mirin is pretty much sweet sticky rice wine. I don’t find that adding sake would improve the teriyaki sauce so much more and I wanted to simplify the recipe with fewer ingredients without scarifying the authenticity. If you check the Japanese cookbooks, many of them don’t use sake in their teriyaki sauce.

      • Simon

        Well. Anyway, i guess its a matter of personal taste. I like to add the sake to the pan when chicken thigh is cooking to remove the alcohol flavor, let the sake reduce. Then add a mix of Kikkoman Tamari and mirin. Mirin already is sweet, so i found adding too much sugar will make the teriyaki too sweet. However, keep the videos coming.

        Anyway, It’s the end result that matters:).

  3. Diem

    Is Mizkan Honteri Mirin-Sweet cooking seasoning you used for the salmon teriyaki the same, except the brand, as the Misukan Mirin sweet cooking seasoning?

  4. Jinilia

    Bee, what soy sauce do you use for this recipe? i have lee kum kee soy sauce and kikkoman soy sauce in my kitchen. which one do you think i should use? thanks :)

  5. Vina

    I love teriyaki chicken but never knew it was that easy to make. It’s time to get some mirin and try it out! Thanks Bee for the great recipe!

  6. Diem

    To make the batter crunch, you sometimes use baking soda and sometimes the baking powder. When to use the soda, when to use the powder? I heard that the baking soda is not good for you.

  7. Li Koon Tan

    Looks yummy . One question – can we bake the chicken pieces instead of pan fry ? If yes – what would be the recommended temperature and time required.

  8. Nelly Pacarat

    Hi bee :-) well my madam ask me to try the teriyaki, I search in Google, I never though that it was so easy, I will cook it tomorrow by then, but is it okey to use. Hinode mirin,instead of mitsuka?

  9. Angela

    I made the Black Pepper Beef last night and it was delicious. My family loved it, no left overs. Thank you for presenting such good recipes.

  10. Gladys

    Made a triple batch of this for two lbs of chicken tenders because I wanted extra sauce for rice abd veggies. It was great but I will use less sugar next time because the only mirin I found in my area was Sushi Chef and it was darker in color than the mirin you used.

  11. Jeannene

    I just wanted to know if i could bake the chicken, i saw somebody asked but didn’t see an answer. This looks good and want to try it, im just not to big on frying foods.

  12. Wow, looks so delicious. Thank you so much for sharing your delicious recipes. God bless you. Am a Malaysian residing in Tanzania, East Africa where can I get Mitsukan Mirin Sweet Cooking Seasoning?. Or anything similar to that?

  13. Deanne

    I’ve been looking to replicate the taste of this sauce, and I was super delighted to find this. I doubled it and wasn’t able to get it to congeal- ugh- but my family was over the moon about it, it was delicious thanks!

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