About the Dish:
Teriyaki chicken is a classic Japanese dish that features tender chicken pieces marinated in a sweet and savory sauce. The chicken is typically grilled or pan-fried until it has a delicious caramelized glaze. The teriyaki sauce is made with soy sauce, sugar, ginger, garlic, and mirin, a type of sweet rice wine. This dish is often served with steamed rice and vegetables, making it a satisfying and flavorful meal. It is a crowd-pleasing dish that can be enjoyed by both kids and adults alike.
|Soy Sauce||1/2 cup|
|Minced garlic||2 cloves|
|Minced ginger||1 teaspoon|
- Step 1: In a bowl, combine soy sauce, sugar, mirin, minced garlic, and minced ginger. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
- Step 2: Place the chicken thighs in a shallow dish or resealable plastic bag. Pour the teriyaki sauce over the chicken, making sure to coat each piece evenly. Let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or overnight for maximum flavor.
- Step 3: Preheat your grill or heat a large skillet over medium heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade, allowing any excess sauce to drip off. Reserve the marinade for basting.
- Step 4: Grill the chicken for 6-8 minutes per side, or until cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). If using a skillet, cook the chicken for about 10 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
- Step 5: While the chicken is cooking, pour the reserved marinade into a small saucepan. Bring the marinade to a boil over medium heat, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5-7 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
- Step 6: Once the chicken is cooked, brush the thickened teriyaki sauce over the chicken. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until the sauce has caramelized and the chicken has a glossy glaze.
- Step 7: Remove the chicken from the grill or skillet and let it rest for a few minutes before serving. Serve the teriyaki chicken with steamed rice and vegetables for a complete meal.