• Easy Chicken Teriyaki

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    Easy Chicken Teriyaki
    Prep: 5 min Cook: 15 min Servings: 1
    by Olive
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    This classic Japanese dish is so easy to prepare and always satisfy any hungry tummy. This is one of my favorite dishes to cook when in a hurry to put food on the table. I always use chicken thigh fillet because it’s tender and cooks quickly (you can use breast fillet if you don’t like dark meat or you can substitute fish, too ) and coat it with a little sesame oil, soy sauce, ground black pepper before cooking it on the grill or frying it in little oil.


    • Ingredients
    • chicken thigh fillet
    • soy sauce
    • sesame oil
    • ground black pepper
    • cooking oil, if frying
    • Teriyaki sauce:
    • 1/4 cup Japanese soy sauce
    • 1/4 cup mirin
    • a small knob of ginger, finely grated
    • 1/4 cup water
    • Slurry, or thickener:
    • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • sesame oil, about a teaspoon or more if you like
    • spring onions, just for garnish, not really necessary ;)


    1. Directions:
    2. Preheat the grill; or if pan-frying, heat a non-stick pan in medium high heat, then add about 1-2 tablespoons of cooking oil.
    3. Wash and pat dry chicken fillet. Add a little amount of sesame oil, soy sauce just to coat the chicken then some ground black pepper. Grill or fry until browned on both sides; set aside.
    4. In a pan, mix together the soy sauce, mirin and water. Add grated ginger; bring to a boil then lower heat and let simmer about 2 minutes.
    5. Combine cornstarch and water then add just a little, about a teaspoon of this slurry , you don't want your teriyaki sauce too thick; you can always add more if you really want it thicker in consistency.
    6. Slice the grilled chicken into 2-3 pieces then add it to the pan, stir to coat the chicken with the sauce and cook for less than a minute, season with more black pepper ( optional) and lastly drizzle with sesame oil. Transfer to a serving plate, and enjoy!

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