Teriyaki Chicken Recipe!
Today I’m going to share my homemade Teriyaki Chicken Recipe! YAY~!! Who doesn’t like teriyaki, right?! Making homemade teriyaki is very simple, easy and quick yet, SUPER YUMMY!! So you definitely should give it a try!!
If you’d like to you can definitely do this recipe with beef, shrimp, salmon, tofu or any other protein you like!
I have Teriyaki Steak recipe & Japanese Style Steak Rice Bowl recipe if you’d like to check it out! 🙂
I love using chicken thighs for this recipe because it’s so much easier and quicker to cook than chicken breast yet, so much flavorful and juicier as well! But you can definitely usechicken breast, just make sure the chicken breast you are using has skin on, so you will taste the crispy yumminess! 😀
I understand finding chicken thigh boneless and skin on in US can be difficult (it’s super easy in Korean or Japan!), based on my experience, but it’s super easy to debone chicken thigh! Here is how-to debone chicken thigh step by step pictures. Or you can watch my Youtube video!
Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Recipe can be used many many dishes. Sauce for stir-fried vegetable, glaze any your protein and more! Also this can be served more than a warm bowl of short grain rice – even though I think it’s the best! you can serve over a bed of greens so it can be Chicken Teriyaki Salad or over a bed of soba noodles, that would be really yummy too!
So, make this recipe at home and enjoy however you want to!
Remember, you are the boss in your kitchen!
Chicken Teriyaki Recipe
- In a small mixing bowl, add soy sauce, miring, sake, sugar and ginger juice/garlic/green onion and mix well. Set aside.
- Heat a large skillet over medium high heat; add cooking oil and swirl to coat. Lay chicken on hot skillet skin side down, cook for 7 to 8 minutes or until chicken skin is golden brown and very crispy.
- Flip over and cook additional 2 to 3 minutes or until chicken is all the way cooked through.
- Turn off heat, remove chicken from skillet and set aside and tap excess oil on skillet with paper towel.
- Heat over medium heat. Pour teriyaki sauce into skillet and simmer for 3 minutes or until it’s thicken.
- Reduce heat to medium low; add cooked chicken into skillet and coat evenly with sauce. Let it cook together for a minute.
- Remove from heat and let it rest for 3 to 5 minutes.
Cut chicken into bite size pieces if you would like to serve with chopsticks.
- Serve with warm cooked short grain rice, soba noodles or salad greens and pour remaining sauce over chicken.
Hi! Are we supposed to only use just one of these three or can we use them altogether in the sauce mixture?
“1 tsp. Fresh ginger juice, grated garlic or finely chopped green onion”
Just one of them. I wrote 3 fragrance vegetable options so you can choose. 🙂
Hi, I don’t have sake or mirin for the teriyaki chicken. What can I substitute for those two?
Sake and mirin is the key ingredients for Japanese cuisine and also for this recipe. They are easy to get form online (Amazon- I do have link on the recipe) and Asian section of your local grocery stores. 🙂 So please try as the recipe!
Just one of them as far as I understood what she is daying in the video
Hi may I know if I can’t use the sake in the mix is there a substitute to it? Non alcoholic based.. thank u.
What is the name of that green you used in the recipe?
Yu Choy. 🙂 You can find at Asian/Chinese grocery store! 😀
Hi is there a substitute for the sake
Not really. You can use water, but then the flavor won’t be as delicate as it should. Doesn’t mean you can’t make it, just make sure use mirin since you can find very easily from regular grocery stores and online. 🙂
I just made it and it’s yummmy!
I wish to could.attach a picture. I loolks and tastes amazing.
Well done seonkyoung?
I’m so happy to hear that!!! WOOTWOOT~!! You can send me picture on my Facebook, instagram or email! 🙂
I emailed you – thank you ?
This looks amazing! I wanted to know if it is possible to use other types of rice cooking wines if I cannot find cooking sake at my local Asian grocery store?
Thank you! 🙂
You can use white wine instead! 🙂
Such an amazing recipe. My boyfriend has me making it all the time now.
What would you have to do if you wanted to use more than 2 thighs, say I want to use 8. How much of the measurements would it be?
If you want to cook 4 thighs, double up the recipe. If you want to cook 8, x4 the recipe. 😉
Looks amazing! Can you add honey to the sauce?
This was amazing!!! Perfect and so easy to make.
Hi seonkyoung, I been watching your videos for a couple weeks. It’s hard to find sake and mirin here in Scotland so I had to wait for delivery. Finally it came and I Made this teriyaki last night and it was amazing. I love your videos on YouTube. Keep them coming
OMG So happy for you Scott!!!! Love love love your story!!!
Hi! Just want to ask what kind of soy sauce did you use? Is it korean soy sauce? Thank you 🙂
Hi. Is there a specific brand for all the ingredients that you used for better flavors? Thanks
I recommend good quality Japanese brand of all sauce ingredients!