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Teriyaki Chicken served with rice and garnished with green onions in a white bowl with chopsticks on top.

Super Easy Japanese Teriyaki Chicken!

This delicious Japanese Teriyaki Chicken is super easy to make and is sure to become a family favorite! Be sure to make extra for seconds!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 2 people
Calories 705 kcal


  • Skillet


  • 4 boneless chicken thighs use 6 thighs if they are on the small side; skin on the chicken thighs if you can find this
  • 6 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoon sugar can sub brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoon mirin
  • 4 teaspoon olive oil

Optional Garnishes

  • green onions sliced
  • Nanami Togarashi for a little extra spice!
  • sesame seeds as you wish!


  • We will begin by combining the 3 sauce ingredients sugar, soy sauce, and mirin in a small bowl. Mix well.
    Chicken thighs with black pepper in a white bowl, teriyaki sauce in a white bowl, Aji-Mirin bottle, bottle of soy sauce, and a container of sugar.
  • Next season your chicken thighs with some black pepper. On a medium heat pan fry the chicken in olive oil until both sides are browned (about 3-4 minutes each side).
    Chicken thighs frying in a cast iron skillet seasoned with pepper and starting to brown.
  • Now add the sauce (but stir well just prior to adding!) and continue to spoon the sauce over the chicken, turning the chicken several times during this process. It's important to keep basting during this time.
    Chicken thighs frying in a cast iron skillet seasoned with pepper and teriyaki sauce which was poured over the chicken
  • Continue this process until the sauce thickens and becomes glossy. It is at that point that your chicken is cooked and ready to serve!
    Teriyaki chicken being cooked in a cast iron skillet with sauce turning glossy and thick spoon holding some of the thick sauce and a utensil in the background.


Teriyaki Chicken is absolutely terrific served with heaps of brown or white steamed rice. I love to add some sliced green onions and Nanami Togarashi or Ichimi Togarashi for a little spice as well. This is not traditional, but it is delicious!


Calories: 705kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 42gFat: 46gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 221mgSodium: 3386mgPotassium: 578mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 176IUCalcium: 29mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Chicken, chicken teriyaki, easy recipe, quick recipe, teriyaki chicken
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