Ahh, the beautiful Chicken Teriyaki. It’s a delicious pan fried chicken glazed with a savory and sweet sauce that will keep you thinking about it for days. Today I’m sharing an easy 15-minute recipe that only requires 4 ingredients for the sauce without using mirin and sake.
Teriyaki is actually the term for a Japanese cooking method. Teri means “shiny” and Yaki can mean both “grilled” and “pan fried”. Hence, chicken teriyaki is really just pan fried chicken with a shiny glazed sauce. And though it’s super easy and effortless to make, it definitely does not take away from how tasty this chicken dish is.
I kid you not, there will be periods of time when I crave for this every other day. And because it doesn’t take long to prepare, I don’t even mind!
Tip: You can also use this sauce and make some delectable chicken wings.
Here are some other Chicken recipes for you to try:
Easy 15-Minutes Chicken Teriyaki
- 4 boneless chicken thighs
- 4 tbsp light soy sauce
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1.5 tbsp sugar
- salt and pepper
- sesame seeds (optional – for garnish)
- green onion (optional – for garnish)
- Mix the soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, honey and sugar in a bowl to make the teriyaki sauce.
- Season chicken thighs on both sides with salt and pepper.
- In a medium sized frying pan, heat up 2 tbsp of cooking oil over medium heat.
- Once the cooking oil is hot enough, pan fry chicken thighs for 3-5 minutes on each side or flip over once the chicken browns.
- Remove the chicken and turn the heat to low. Add the teriyaki sauce into the pan and bring to a simmer.
- Once it's simmering, add the chicken back to the pan and coat it with the sauce.
- Let it cook for a few more minutes or until the sauce thickens. Serve the chicken over/with rice and your choice of veggies.
- Drizzle remaining sauce on top of the chicken and garnish with sesame seeds and green onion. Enjoy!