Japanese Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

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Buy a bottle of Teriyaki sauce? NO!! It is amazingly easy to make teriyaki sauce at home. All you need is soy sauce, mirin, and sugar. The key ingredient is mirin, which adds shiny look (teri). You can find mirin in Japanese, Korean or Chinese grocery stores .

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Servings: 4


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  • 1 pounds chicken breasts or thighs
  • 2 tbsp sake (rice wine)
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp mirin (sweet rice wine)
  • 2 tbsp sugar


  1. Poke chicken using a fork.
  2. Mix other ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Marinate the chicken in the mixture for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan.
  5. First, fry the SKIN side of the chicken (very important for crispy skin!) on medium heat until the skin is browned.
  6. Turn the chicken over to fry the other side on low heat.
  7. Pour the sauce used to marinate chicken in the pan.
  8. Cover the pan and steam cook the chicken on low heat until done.
  9. Remove the lid and simmer until the sauce becomes thick.
  10. Stop the heat.
  11. Slice the chicken and serve on a plate.
  12. Pour thickened sauce over the teriyaki chicken.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 120g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 199  
Calories from Fat 76 38%
Total Fat 8.4g 11%
Saturated Fat 2.42g 10%
Trans Fat 0.11g  
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 959mg 40%
Potassium 236mg 7%
Total Carbs 7.88g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Sugars 6.57g 4%
Protein 19.96g 32%
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  • Mihir Shah
    I cooked this for my kids tonight and it was a big hit; the kids ate their chicken and kept saying "yum". Thanks so much for sharing!
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    • John Spottiswood
      Love this simple and tasty classic. We use a whole chicken cut in half, then cook over a hot BBQ skin side up first, then turning after about 10 minutes. This is a perfect summer treat. Good with Edamame and Kim Chee.
      I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
      This is a variation
      • Kristi Rimkus
        Wow! I never knew it was so simple. The only think I'm missing is the sake. Thanks!
        • Rolf Zeijdel
          i will try this recipe tomorrow!
          • Jim DeForest
            I cooked this last night! Tasted great!! Easy and quick to make!! Since I already had pre-prepared Teriyaki sauce, I used it instead of recipe listed. I served it with steamed rice and pork dumplings.
            I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
            This is a variation


            • ShaleeDP
              January 14, 2013
              This looks good. I'm not a teriyaki fan but i could give this a try and see how tasty.
              • Arturo Féliz-Camilo
                October 12, 2011
                Looks great!

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