Chicken Teriyaki is classic Japanese recipe, translated as ‘teri‘ meaning saucy and ‘yaki‘ meaning grilling/cooking. It comprises of four main ingredients soy sauce, sake, mirin, and sugar. Consequently, this recipe has a tangy, sour, and fairly piquant flavour profile. Outside Japan, this mixture comes bottled for our convenience. This teriyaki sauce is indeed the star of this dish and provides a glazed appearance and texture to the recipe.
However, exotic this dish may sound, it very easy to put together. A classic and popular appetiser, Chicken Teriyaki is my go-to recipe for a weeknight meal with a bowl of plain boiled rice on the side. Some may add veggies to go with this, however here I have recreated the basic and original Chicken Teriyaki. Do try and tell me about it!
500g chicken, small cut
2 tbsp oil (olive/canola/sesame)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper powder
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsp minced ginger
2 tsp red chilli flakes
1 tbsp corn flour
Spring onion chopped to garnish
Sesame seeds to garnish
Step 1: Mix the teriyaki sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, red chilli flakes, corn flour in bowl. Set aside.
Step 2: Heat oil in a pan. On high flame add the chicken pieces one by one, allow it to sear for 7-8 minutes. Once seared, flip it and repeat for the other side. Sprinkle salt and pepper on each side.
Step 3: Once the chicken is done, pour the sauce made in Step 1. Toss well. Add little water for consistency. Allow the sauce to coat the chicken well. Check and adjust seasoning. Cook for another couple of minutes.
Step 4: Garnish with chopped spring onion and sesame seeds. Serve hot!