Easy Chicken Teriyaki

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Sweet and tangy, Easy Chicken Teriyaki is a favorite at American-Japanese restaurants. Serve it with your favorite rice and some steamed vegetables, and get ready for a delicious and easy takeout fake meal at home!

In traditional Japanese culture, teriyaki is more of a cooking method than an actual dish, and the fish is grilled or grilled with soy sauce, mirin, and sugar, and then coated with the sauce as it cooks. Fish is most commonly found in Japan, poultry and red meat are used in Western cultures. Sesame seeds are not found in traditional teriyaki, but are common in Western versions of this dish.

Easy Chicken Teriyaki is not an authentic Japanese recipe, but a typical Japanese-American takeout restaurant. Stay At Home Chef uses ingredients that are readily available to most people in the US and Canada, making it easy for anyone to sample world cuisine, even if they have limited travel opportunities or limited access to local ingredients.

  • Serving Suggestions for Easy Teriyaki Chicken:

    Chicken teriyaki is usually served on top of rice. Whether you prefer brown or white rice, you can serve it with this dish. We also love that steamed vegetables are a common side dish in Japanese American takeout and always have steamed broccoli on the side of chicken teriyaki whenever possible.

  • Chicken Variations:

    If you prefer dark meat, you can substitute chicken breasts for chicken thighs. You just need to consider the extra few minutes of cooking time.

  • Slow Cooker Instructions:

    Instead of dicing chicken (breast or thigh) you can place them whole in the bottom of the slow cooker. Without using any oil, season the chicken with salt and pepper. Make the sauce in a separate bowl and pour over your chicken. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours. Serve with rice.

  • Spice Grade:

    The teriyaki chicken had a medium spiciness thanks to the red pepper flakes. While we think it just adds flavor rather than heat, you can reduce or omit the red pepper flakes if you’re particularly sensitive to spice.

  • Can I use low sodium soy sauce?

    Yes! Honestly, we prefer to use low sodium products so we can control the salt ourselves. Just add enough salt to taste.

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An overhead view of Chicken Teriyaki with Broccoli and Rice.
An overhead view of Chicken Teriyaki with Broccoli and Rice.

Sweet and tangy, Easy Chicken Teriyaki is a favorite at American-Japanese restaurants. Serve it with your favorite rice and some steamed vegetables, and get ready for a delicious and easy takeout fake meal at home!

Preparation time 5 minute

cooking time 15 minute

total time 20 minute

raw material

Teriyaki sauce

  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup i am willow
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 clove minced garlic

chicken

  • 2 pound Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Diced
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper

instruct

  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the cornstarch, brown sugar, ginger, and red pepper flakes. Stir in soy sauce, rice vinegar, and garlic. on hold.

  • Heat a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Add vegetable oil and heat for 30-60 seconds. Add chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook the chicken until golden brown and an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Pour the teriyaki sauce over the chicken and simmer until the sauce thickens, about 2 to 3 minutes. Serve hot.

notes

Service suggestion: Serve with steamed broccoli and rice. Garnish with sliced ​​onions or sesame seeds, if desired.
Variety: Use boneless skinless chicken thighs instead! Just increase the cooking time by a few minutes.
Slow Cooker Instructions: Use whole chicken breasts or boneless skinless chicken thighs instead of cuts. Place the chicken directly into the slow cooker. Do not use oil. Season with salt and pepper. Make the sauce and pour it directly over the chicken. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours.

Calories: 403kcal | carbohydrate: 18G | protein: 51G | fat: 13G | Saturated fat: 7G | Trans fat: 1G | cholesterol: 145mg | sodium: 2180mg | Potassium: 934mg | fiber: 1G | sugar: 14G | Vitamin A: 107unit | Vitamin C: 3mg | calcium: 34mg | iron: 2mg

Easy Teriyaki Chicken