Chicken Teriyaki is a Japanese cuisine you can find in all Japanese restaurant. If you are a Japanese cuisine lover, you should be familiar with the word teriyaki. Teriyaki is a cooking technique used in Japanese cuisine. Foods are broiled or grilled with a glaze of soy sauce, mirin and sugar. The word teriyaki derives from teri (照り), which means “luster” given by the sugar or sweet soy sauce. Meanwhile, yaki (焼き) means “cooking/grilling”.
I found this Chicken Teriyaki recipe from Just One Cookbook and it tastes excellent! Just One Cookbook is a food blog authored by Namiko Chen. You will find a lots of authentic Japanese recipes at her blogs. I highly recommend you to visit her blog to get one authentic Japanese recipe for your next cooking session. Make sure you try out the Chicken Teriyaki too. 😉
Chicken Teriyaki Recipe
Recipe adapted from Just One Cookbook.
- 400 grams boneless chicken thigh without skin, rinsed and pat dry
- 1 tablespoon oil for Step 4
- 2 tablespoon sake for cooking
- 1 teaspoon oil for Step 7
- 2 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sake
- 2 tablespoon water
- 1 tablespoon mirin
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 onion, grated, including juice
- 1 inch ginger, grated, including juice
- Cut each chicken thigh into bite-sized pieces.
- Combine the teriyaki sauce ingredients in a medium bowl or Ziploc bag.
- Add the chicken into the bowl and marinate for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator.
- Heat the oil in a non-stick pan over medium high heat and place the chicken pieces in the pan. Do not add any teriyaki sauce into the pan.
- When down side of chicken begin to brown, flip the chicken and add sake. Quickly cover the pan with lid and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes.
- Remove the chicken to a plate and wipe off excess grease from the pan.
- Heat the oil and put the chicken back in the pan and cook until both sides nicely browned.
- Pour the reserved sauce and cook until the sauce is reduced. Use a spoon to pour the sauce on top of the chicken while cooking.
- Transfer the chicken to a plate and drizzle the remaining sauce on top.