Chicken Teriyaki

Chicken Teriyaki

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Learn how to make a favourite Japanese dish at home with this easy chicken teriyaki recipe. Teriyaki is one of the most well known Japanese sauces (both in Japan and worldwide), and is notable for its sweet/savoury taste, thick and sticky texture and glossy shine. This chicken teriyaki recipe is bound to become a family favourite.


500g chicken breast or thigh
100ml kikkoman teriyaki marinade
100g spring onion
230-560g japanese rice

How To Prepare

  1. Begin by slicing your chicken into strips or small bite-size pieces.

  2. Place the uncooked chicken in a bowl and pour over approximately 100ml of the teriyaki marinade. Make sure all the meat is covered and allow to marinate for 2 hours.

  3. After marinating, place the chicken in a grill with some of the teriyaki marinade for 5-10 minutes on each side under a medium heat.

  4. Once the chicken is cooked and any juices run clear, remove from the grill and arrange the chicken with cooked rice on a plate.

  5. Thinly slice some spring onion and garnish the chicken with it. If you want some extra vegetables, broccoli is a great combination with teriyaki chicken and rice.

Tips and Information

For a richer umami flavour and more tender chicken, instead of using teriyaki marinade, try using 100ml shoyu koji, or soy sauce flavoured koji, plus 70g sugar. Koji is a special type of edible mould that grows on rice, and the enzymes in it will tenderise the chicken as well as give it a rich flavour.