Teriyaki chicken – the most popular Japanese chicken dish. Learn how to make teriyaki chicken with this easy 30-min recipe with only four ingredients!!
Originally published in 2008, updated with new photos and recipe. You can also check out my other Chicken Teriyaki recipe with crispy skin.
Teriyaki chicken, we all love teriyaki chicken with perfectly tender and juicy chicken meat doused in a sweet and savory teriyaki sauce. We order it at Japanese restaurants or takeout, at the fast food joints in the mall, and even at American fast food chains such as Jack in the Box. Never mind its origin, Teriyaki chicken has become an American staple that everyone loves!!
Making teriyaki chicken is so easy; in fact, it’s one of the easiest recipes (active time is about 10 minutes) you can prepare at home. This recipe calls for only four simple ingredients: chicken thighs, soy sauce, sugar and Japanese cooking sake. If you have an Asian store or Japanese store where you are, pick up a bottle of cooking sake (which is Japanese rice wine). If not, you can always order it online. If all fails, you can skip the sake and the recipe will work just fine.
When it comes to chicken, you can use chicken breasts or chicken thighs, but chicken thighs are best for this recipe. They are tender, moist and pair perfectly well with the sticky sauce. Serve the teriyaki chicken over a bowl of steaming rice and you’ll have the most scrumptious homemade teriyaki chicken ever. Takeout? What takeout? Homemade is always healthier, cheaper, budget-friendly and so much better than your regular takeout.
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