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Easy Teriyaki Chicken (Authentic)

Teriyaki Chicken. Tender chicken thighs cooked in a sweet, sticky, savoury teriyaki glaze. A popular Japanese dish that is simple to make at home. Ready in under 30 minutes. A great main for dinner, lunch or as leftovers.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 3
Calories per serving 477 kcal


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs or with skin on
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch or sub with potato starch or tapioca starch
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil or any neutral tasting oil
  • ½ stalk green onion finely sliced (optional garnish)
  • ½ tsp sesame seeds (optional garnish)

Chicken Teriyaki Sauce:


  • Slice chicken thighs into equal thirds.
  • Combine sauce ingredients in a small saucepan and mix well. Bring to a boil so it's bubbling and let it bubble for 2 minutes to evaporate the alcohol. Remove off heat and set aside.
  • Using a brush, lightly dust sliced chicken with cornstarch on both sides with dabbing motion. Do not heavily coat in cornstarch.
  • Over medium high heat, add cooking oil into hot pan. Fry chicken thighs on both sides until browned. About 3-5 minutes each side.
  • Pour sauce over top. Let it bubble to thicken and reduce, about 1-3 minutes. Flip chicken over to simmer on the other side for 30 seconds. Optional: garnish with sesame seeds and green onions. Enjoy!
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Suggested Equipment & Products

Small pot
Large Non-Stick Pan
Measuring Set
Cutting Board
Santoku Knife
Calories: 477kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 1351mg | Potassium: 374mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 138IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2mg
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Japanese
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