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How to Cook Chicken Teriyaki

Chicken teriyaki is a popular Japanese food and is I think a variant of the beef teriyaki.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Chicken Recipe
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: chicken teriyaki
Servings: 3 servings
Author: Manny


  • 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:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. sake or dry sherry
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 dash of ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ginger grated


How to make Chicken Teriyaki:

  • Mix together chicken fillet, sesame oil, brown sugar, salt and pepper in a bowl. Marinate for and hour in a refrigerator.
  • 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.
  • Add in 2 tablespoon teriyaki sauce, water, salt and pepper. Simmer for few seconds then remove from heat.
  • Transfer to a serving plate and garnish with sesame seeds. Serve hot with cooked rice.

How to make teriyaki sauce:

  • Heat a pan and pour in water, sake and soy sauce. Stir and add the white and brown sugar while stirring.
  • Add in the garlic and ginger until the liquid starts boiling. Then turn off heat.
  • Pass through a strainer while transferring it to a bowl. Cool and set aside for use in cooking your chicken teriyaki.