Teriyaki Chicken

This dish has got to be one of the most popular Japanese recipes ever! It often surprises people how simple […]

This dish has got to be one of the most popular Japanese recipes ever! It often surprises people how simple and quick it is to make. There are many ways to make teriyaki chicken but this is the easiest of them all. You can eat it with rice, in between slices of bread, in a salad or even in a rice paper fresh spring roll.

Ingredients

1 chicken breast or thigh (250g)
2tbs soy sauce
2tbs sugar
2tbs sake
2tbs mirin
2tbs water
potato starch

Step 1

Cut the chicken into bite-sized portions, then add to a plastic bag and add a few tea spoons of potato starch and shake to cover the chicken well.

Step 2

Mix all the sauce ingredients together.

Step 3

Fry the chicken in a little oil, then mop up the excess with a sheet of kitchen paper. Then add the sauce and fry gently until it becomes sticky and coats the chicken well. This is a perfect food for bento boxes, as you can see below served with Japanese meat balls.

 

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