chicken teriyaki pic

This is a real favourite of mine! Teriyaki is made up of the words ‘teri’ meaning ‘lustre’ and ‘yaki’ meaning ‘grilled’ or ‘cooked’. Here’s a quick and easy recipe for making chicken teriyaki in the frying pan. The sauce is also a perfect match with salmon or tofu or you can use it to give a flavour boost to a noodle stir-fry. Serve it with rice and veg for a healthy but satisfying meal.


6 skinless and boneless chicken thighs
(Or skin on if you prefer.)
Sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds

Teriyaki sauce –
4tbsp soy sauce
4 tbsp mirin
2 tbsp sugar


  1. Combine sauce ingredients in little saucepan.
  2. Bring sauce ingredients to boil, turn down and simmer for a couple of mins to thicken.
  3. Heat frying pan, no need for oil. When hot, put in chicken thighs. Sear on each side until golden.
  4. Turn down heat to medium-low and cook for about 5 mins, turning chicken over halfway.
  5. Add teriyaki sauce for final min.
  6. Remove chicken from frying pan and leave to rest on kitchen board for 2 mins. Keep excess sauce.
  7. Slice chicken into smaller pieces and serve with rice and veg and pour over extra sauce.

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