Chicken Teriyaki Recipe

Teriyaki is a Japanese cooking technique where food is grilled with a glaze made from soy sauce, mirin, and sugar. The term is a combination of two Japanese words. Teri means luster while yaki means grill. Teriyaki dishes became popular in the United States in the 60s when Japanese restaurants began to proliferate. The availability of bottled teriyaki sauces at the grocery store has now made it easy to make the dish at home.

This quick and simple recipe scores extra DIY points because it does not use store-bought teriyaki sauce or even mirin to make Chicken Teriyaki. This dish is great with rice, vegetable sides or mashed potatoes.


• 2 chicken breast fillet, cut into portions
• 4 tbsp soy sauce
• 3 tbsp honey
• 1 glass fresh orange juice
• 1 tbsp grated ginger
• 2 tsp sesame oil
• vegetable oil
• 1/2 stick butter
• 1 tbsp sesame seeds
• 1/4 cup chopped spring onion


This recipe takes about 45 minutes to make. Serves 5 to 6.

Place chicken pieces in a glass baking dish.
Add soy sauce, honey, fresh orange juice, ginger and sesame oil.
Mix well and let the chicken marinate for 30 minutes.
Heat a non-stick grill pan over medium-high heat.
Drizzle vegetable oil.
Grill chicken pieces for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
Roast sesame seeds in a dry skillet for 1 to 2 minutes.
Melt butter in separate pan over medium heat.
Pour chicken marinade and let this boil.
Add grilled chicken pieces and simmer until the sauce has reduced and thickened.
Sprinkle chopped spring onions and sesame seeds on top.

Ideas And Tips:

• You can also use cuts of other meats. Some choices include fish, shrimp, beef, pork or hamburger steak.

• You can also grill the meat on a charcoal or gas grill or in the oven.

Chicken Teriyaki Recipe
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