Chicken Teriyaki originated from Japan’s unique cuisines in which the meat is either broiled or grilled with soy sauce, Mirin and Sugar which caramelize the dish giving it a sweet tangy taste
What comes into your mind if you heard the word Teriyaki? a sauce or s dish? Teriyaki is a cooking technique used in Japanese cuisine in which foods are broiled or grilled with a glaze of soy sauce, mirin, and sugar. Fish – yellowtail, marlin, skipjack tuna, salmon, trout, and mackerel – is mainly used in Japan, while white and red meat – chicken, pork, lamb, and beef – is more often used in the West. Other ingredients sometimes used in Japan include squid, hamburger steak, and meatballs. The word teriyaki derives from the noun teri (照り), which refers to a shine or luster given by the sugar content in the tare (タレ), and yaki (焼き), which refers to the cooking method of grilling or broiling. Traditionally the meat is dipped in or brushed with sauce several times during cooking. This American-style chicken teriyaki is a little salty, a little sweet, a little sour, and has just the tiniest hint of spice from minced ginger perfect for your dinner.
- 1/3 c. low-sodium soy sauce
- 2 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
- 1 tsp. sesame oil
- 1 1/2 tbsp. honey
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tsp. finely minced fresh ginger
- 2 tsp. cornstarch
- FOR THE CHICKEN
- 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1" pieces
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Sesame seeds for garnish
- Sliced green onions for garnish
- Cooked white rice for serving
- Steamed broccoli for serving
- Making the sauce: In a medium bowl, combine together soy sauce, rice vinegar, oil, honey, garlic, ginger, and cornstarch.
- Make chicken: In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add chicken to the pan and season with salt and pepper. Cook until golden and almost cooked through, about 10 minutes. Pour sauce over chicken and simmer until sauce has thickened slightly and chicken is cooked through, 5 minutes. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions. Serve over rice with steamed broccoli.
As we all know Chicken Teriyaki is very popular Japanese dish loaded with flavors. But this recipe is the low carb version of your favorite classic Chicken teriyaki, making healthier food is now quick and easy.