Teriyaki Chicken

Cooking has always been my passion. Since last June, I started to prepare most of my meals for lunch for several reasons:

  • Changing lifestyle of eating healthier food.
  • Lunch time will be hassle free as lunch has been prepared.
  • Cost saving.
  • I love to cook, anyway!

In my eat clean journey, my main food is skinless chicken breast. Eating boiled / steamed chicken breast all the way is definitely bored. I don’t want a plain and dull diet, what I want is a delicious and healthier eating lifestyle.

Often I get questions on how do I marinade the chicken for my homecook meals. Since I’m trying to promote eating clean, therefore the ingredients I used are really simple – Kikkoman’s Teriyaki Marinade sauce. I’m using the “Honey & Soy” flavor.

Kikkoman Teriyaki Marinade

Look at its ingredients, it’s quite rich, therefore most of the time I will just add in this marinade sauce with the chicken, not adding other ingredients like salt or sugar.

Kikkoman Teriyaki Marinade

Okay, now let’s prepare the chicken breast. Make sure you slice the chicken breast into thinner slice. This is because thinner slice is easier to be cooked later, or else you may burn the chicken yet the meat is still raw from the inside.

Chicken breast

Cut the chicken like this, so the it can be marinated well.

Chicken breast

Mix chicken with teriyaki marinade sauce in a bowl.

Marinade for at least 20 minutes / for richer flavor, marinate 2-3 hours (keep it refrigerated). I always prepare before I go to bed, and set it in the fridge, so next morning I can just cook it.

Options: For extra flavor you can add in diced garlic / sesame oil.

Marinade Teriyaki Chicken

So after marinate, all you need is to stir fry the chicken. A non-stick pan is handy. I add a little cooking oil (running out of olive oil).

Cooking Teriyaki Chicken

Make sure both sides are cooked.

Teriyaki Chicken

When will the chicken be ready? Use a fork to poke the chicken, if the fork can easily penetrate the chicken, means it’s cooked. And also, observe the color of the meat.

Teriyaki Chicken

Tadaaa~ it’s now ready to serve.

Teriyaki Chicken

There’s many other ways you can marinate chicken like using oyster sauce, Hoisin (seafood) sauce etc. But this is one of the easier way to marinade chicken – the Japanese feel.

Hope you enjoy this simple tutorial, and start making your own teriyaki chicken today! Do show me your version of teriyaki chicken by sharing at Instagram hashtag #applesrecipeteriyakichicken .

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