Teriyaki Chicken: A Sweet and Savory Japanese Delight


Delight in the harmonious blend of sweet and savory with our Teriyaki Chicken, a staple in Japanese cuisine. This dish, featuring tender chicken glazed in a rich, glossy teriyaki sauce, is a perfect example of simplicity meeting extraordinary flavor. It's an irresistible combination that's both comforting and sophisticated, ideal for a family dinner or a special occasion.

Teriyaki Chicken: A Sweet and Savory Japanese Delight

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: Approximately 1 chicken thigh

Nutritional Profile (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 310 kcal
  • Protein: 23g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Cholesterol: 80mg
  • Sodium: 720mg
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 14g


  • Chicken thighs, boneless and skinless: 800g (1.76 lbs / 28 oz)
  • Soy sauce: 60ml (2 oz)
  • Water: 60ml (2 oz)
  • Brown sugar: 50g (1.8 oz)
  • Garlic cloves, minced: 10g (0.35 oz)
  • Fresh ginger, grated: 10g (0.35 oz)
  • Cornstarch: 15g (0.5 oz)
  • Water (for cornstarch slurry): 30ml (1 oz)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  • Make the Sauce: In a saucepan, combine soy sauce, water, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger. Bring to a simmer.
  • Cornstarch Slurry: Mix cornstarch with 30ml of water and add to the sauce. Cook until thickened.
  • Cook Chicken: In a skillet, cook the chicken thighs until golden and cooked through.
  • Glaze the Chicken: Pour the teriyaki sauce over the chicken. Cook until the chicken is well-coated and the sauce is sticky.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Sauce Consistency: The cornstarch slurry is key to achieving a thick, glossy sauce.
  • Perfectly Cooked Chicken: Ensure the chicken is fully cooked through before glazing with the sauce.
  • Balancing Flavors: Adjust the sweetness and saltiness of the sauce to your preference.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use chicken breast instead of thighs?

Yes, chicken breast can be used but may result in a less juicy dish.

What can I serve with Teriyaki Chicken?

It's commonly served with steamed rice and sautéed vegetables.

Can I make the sauce ahead of time?

Absolutely! The sauce can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator.

How long can I store leftovers?

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.