Chicken Teriyaki

Chicken teriyaki is a popular Japanese food and is I think a variant of the beef teriyaki. This is a simpler and easy to cook teriyaki dish compared to beef teriyaki and requires less cooking time. This this is so popular that there are many versions of chicken teriyaki. But one ingredient that must not be left out to make your teriyaki sauce as authentic as possible is the use of sake or Japanese rice wine. But you can always substitute it with dry sherry or sometimes white wine is used.

 

How to Cook Chicken Teriyaki
 
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Recipe type: Chicken Recipe
Cuisine: Japanese
Serves: 3 to 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 500 grams chicken fillet, cut into serving pieces
  • 5 Tbsp. teriyaki sauce (see recipe below)
  • 1 tsp. sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 1 Tbsp. cooking oil
  • 1 Tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
Ingredients for teriyaki sauce:
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. sake or dry sherry
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 dash of ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated white sugar
  • 1½ tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1½ tsp. ginger, grated
Instructions
How to make Chicken Teriyaki:
  1. Mix together chicken fillet, sesame oil, brown sugar, salt and pepper in a bowl. Marinate for and hour in a refrigerator.
  2. Before cooking the chicken, add in the cornstarch and mix well. Heat cooking oil in a pan and stir fry the chicken in low heat for about 7 to 10 minutes or until cooked.
  3. Add in 2 tablespoon teriyaki sauce, water, salt and pepper. Simmer for few seconds then remove from heat.
  4. Transfer to a serving plate and garnish with sesame seeds. Serve hot with cooked rice.
How to make teriyaki sauce:
  1. Heat a pan and pour in water, sake and soy sauce. Stir and add the white and brown sugar while stirring.
  2. Add in the garlic and ginger until the liquid starts boiling. Then turn off heat.
  3. Pass through a strainer while transferring it to a bowl. Cool and set aside for use in cooking your chicken teriyaki.

 

Chicken Teriyaki