Chicken Teriyaki – learn how to make teriyaki sauce and chicken teriyaki that taste like the best Japanese restaurants. So easy and so good!
Originally published in Oct, 2012. Updated with new photos and video.
There are a ton of chicken teriyaki recipes around, but what I am going to share with you is probably the easiest and the best homemade chicken teriyaki that tastes like it’s straight from the best Japanese restaurants. Plus, it takes only four main ingredients to make the dish and 20 minutes from prep to dinner table.
I have personally tasted many amazing chicken teriyaki here and in Japan; the best ones always have crackly and crispy skin. They are sliced and then drizzled with the teriyaki sauce. You should grill your chicken if possible, but I usually pan-fry the chicken until crispy on both sides, until golden brown.
The teriyaki sauce calls for soy sauce, mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine) and sugar. To make the sauce, you mix the sauces together and simmer it until the sauce becomes slightly sticky. Check out my video below. Many people have tried my chicken teriyaki and couldn’t stop raving about it. You just have to make it yourself!