How to make a Quick and Easy Chicken Teriyaki

This is an easy chicken recipe that you can do in under 30 minutes. Sometimes, when I’m not into the Fried Chicken mood, or Adobo feels, I end up making this chicken recipe. Today, that’s just what happened. I’m not in the mood to cook and it was already 11:45 when I realized there’s no lunch yet.¬†This chicken dish is easy, (did I mention that already?), plus I usually have all the ingredients in my pantry, and I like sweet and salty food.

Chicken Teriyaki Recipe

Ingredients:

FOR THE SAUCE
1/3 c. soy sauce
1/4 c. rice wine vinegar (or mirin)
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 1/2 tbsp. washed sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. finely minced fresh ginger
2 tsp. cornstarch

FOR THE CHICKEN
1 tbsp oil
1 kilo chicken (I used legs but it’s better to use boneless breasts)
salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Sesame seeds, for garnish
Sliced green onions, for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the sauce: Combine soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, garlic, ginger and cornstarch. Whisk with a fork until smooth and cornstarch is dissolved.
  2. Cook chicken in oil, add pepper and salt, and cook until fat starts to render and meat is almost cooked.
  3. Pour the sauce over the chicken and let simmer until sauce is thick and chicken is thoroughly cooked. (Make sure to use medium fire). This will be quick. Transfer to plate and sprinkle with some sesame seeds and sliced green onions. Enjoy!

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