Recently I have acquired taste for some Japanese food and have been exploring some authentic Japanese eating joints in and around London. My partner too have developed special liking for Teriyaki sauce, and he was looking around to see how it is made, so that he can try out few teriyaki dishes.
Easy Chicken Teriyaki Recipe | Your Food Fantasy
Considering the new love for “teriyaki” based food, we both (my partner and I) decided to try out it at home and it was a blessing in disguise when we bumped into “Hello Fresh”.
We were looking for try out something new on a busy week day, and Hello fresh concept appealed to us. Great concept, I say, people can subscribe to Hello Fresh meals and they are sent meal kits to make fresh meals at home, with very simple and easy to follow instructions. The meals range from Vegan to non-veg, including chicken, fish, beef, as well as gluten free too. The recipes are from various part of world too, so one can choose which cuisine appeals to ones taste buds. The difficulty level of making meals also varies from simple and quick to make meals to one which requires little expertise to challenge yourself.
The recipe I am sharing here is one which I have taken inspiration from Hello Fresh.
Easy Teriyaki Chicken Recipe | Your Food Fantasy
Chicken teriyaki is one of the easiest recipe for chicken which does not require much expertise and anyone can make it by following simple steps listed below in the recipe.
Here I am listing how to make rice too which is served with Chicken Teriyaki. Teriyaki refers to sweet savory soy sauce based sauce called teriyaki sauce. Its history is debated if its really Japanese or was it Hawaii. Teriyaki refers to a method of cooking. It is a belief that the teriyaki was originated by Japanese migrants in Hawaii, where a distinct marinade of pineapple juice and soy sauce was used.
To make Teriyaki sauce, one needs to mix garlic, honey, soy sauce and ginger together and top up with little water. In the recipe below I have shared the proportions of these ingredients to be used for making the fresh sauce, however depending on your personal taste you can tweak quantities little bit here and there.
The recipe for rice suggests using coconut powder too, but you may use coconut milk as alternative.
Below is the detailed step by step recipe of Teriyaki Chicken.
- 400 Grams Long Grain Basmati Rice
- 400 Grams Chicken Pieces
- 3 Units Bokchoy or Pok Choi
- 3 Tablespoon Cashews
- 2 Tablespoon Coconut Powder
- 1 Clove Garlic
- 2 Tablespoon Soy souce
- 1 Tablespoon Honey
- 2 Tablespoon Ginger Grated
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt As per taste
- 2 Tablespoon Oil I have used Olive oil
- Boil 600ml of water and add rice, salt and coconut powder to it. This will prepare your rice, keeping an eye to the rice to not over cook. Whilst rice is boiling, get going with Teriyaki Chicken preparation.
- Clean the Bok Choy by removing the root and separating the leaves. Cut Chicken into small pieces, and saute cashews for few mins in a non stick pan. Exercise care while shallow frying cashews as you do not want to burn them but yet a nice crunchy taste, look for cashews being turned to brownish in color, keeping heat at low to medium.
- To make Teriyaki sauce, in a bowl, add honey, 2 tablespoon of soy sauce, grated ginger, crushed (or grated) garlic, and 2 tablespoon of water.
- In the same pan which you used to saute cashews (I try to avoid using unwanted new pans to avoid cleaning), add little oil and stir fry Chicken, not to over cook or keep it raw.
- Once chicken looks close to be being cooked, add Teriyaki sauce and let it cook for 2 mins.
- Now add Boy Choi/ Choy to the pan and gently let it cook for couple of mins to ensure Bok Choy leaves are wilted.
- Now serve this Teriyaki Chicken on the layer of rice, topping up with those friend cashew. Remember that its best enjoyed hot.
- You can use air fried cashews instead of frying in oil.
- Many people get confused between Bok Choy and Pak Choy, they are pretty much the same.
- The amount of soy sauce used for Teriyaki can be increased if you feel its mild in taste.
- Here this recipe is of Chicken, but same can be used with Paneer or Tofu for a vegetarian version of Teriyaki.
- You can skip adding Coconut powder in rice if you don’t have that ready in your kitchen cupboard.
If you are a chicken lover, you may like to try out other Chicken recipes from my blog.
In case you wish to try out Hello Fresh, you can use this link to get £10 off your first delivery. Kindly note if you go through above link to sign up, I won’t be getting any benefit and I have shared it with my readers as goodwill gesture only. In case this discount link ceases to work in future, I do not own any responsibility for it.