Authentic Japanese Teriyaki Chicken

Japanese Teryaki Chicken

This recipe is straight from Japan!

No need to buy bottled teriyaki sauce anymore, making it homemade is so simple.

The only specialty item you will need is Japanese wine – two kinds:

Sake, a Japanese wine made from fermented rice and mirin, a sweet Japanese cooking sake.

In Japanese cooking, rice is an essential element and its revered as being sacred, so you will find sake in many authentic dishes.

Teriyaki Chicken

If you love Asian food, these bottles will be great additions to your cupboard not just for teriyaki but for all kinds of exciting Japanese meals and dipping sauces.

This chicken can be made with or without the skin however, if you are not using the skin, cut the soy sauce in the teriyaki marinade and sauce in half to avoid over salting the chicken.

Teriyaki Chicken

Serve your delicious Teriyaki Chicken simply with brown or white rice and steamed broccoli with toasted sesame seeds.  Enjoy!

Gochisosama deshita Roujiya-san.

Thank you for this meal Roujiya-san school of cooking!

Authentic Japanese Teriyaki Chicken
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Straight from Japan!
Serves: 4-6
  • 6 large boneless chicken thighs, skin on
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoons sake (Japanese rice wine)
  • For the marinade:
  • 1 tablespoon sake (Japanese rice wine)
  • ½ tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, skin on, grated
  • For the sauce:
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin (Japanese sweet cooking wine)
  • 1½ tablespoons sugar
  1. Mix together the marinade ingredients and marinate the chicken for 10 minutes.
  2. Heat a pan over medium heat and add the vegetable oil.
  3. When hot, fry the chicken skin side down on the pan.
  4. When the skin is browned, turn the chicken over to the other side.
  5. Soak up any excess oil in the pan with paper towels while the second side of the chicken sears.
  6. Add 1 tablespoon of sake, turn the heat to low and cover the pan.
  7. Cook for 6-7 minutes.
  8. Mix together the sauce ingredients.
  9. Remove the lid and raise the heat back to medium.
  10. Add the sauce ingredients.
  11. Bring the sauce to a boil and turn the chicken a few times as the sauce thickens to coat.
  12. When the chicken is nicely coated in sauce, its done - this should take about 2-3 minutes.



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