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Japanese Teriyaki Chicken Recipe
by manabu masuda

Japanese Teriyaki Chicken

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 .

Rating: 4/5
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Prep time: Japan Japanese
Cook time: Servings: 4

Goes Well With: sticky rice, miso soup

Wine and Drink Pairings: beer, japanese sake


  • 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.