The Ultimate Japanese Teriyaki Chicken

The Ultimate Japanese Teriyaki Chicken brings a piece of Japan right to your dinner table. This recipe focuses on the perfect blend of soy sauce, mirin, and sake, creating a lusciously thick glaze that beautifully coats each slice of tender chicken. The addition of fresh ginger and garlic infuses the dish with a warm, aromatic flavor that’s both comforting and invigorating.

Not only is this dish a testament to the simplicity and elegance of Japanese cooking, but it’s also incredibly quick and easy to prepare, making it the ideal choice for busy weeknights or whenever you’re craving something deliciously satisfying without the hassle. Serve this teriyaki chicken with a side of steamed rice and vegetables, and you have a balanced meal that’s sure to impress.

Full Recipe:


  • 500g chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 1 tablespoon sake
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • Sesame seeds and sliced green onions for garnish



  1. Season the chicken slices with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned on both sides.
  3. In a small bowl, mix soy sauce, mirin, sake, and sugar. Pour over the chicken in the skillet.
  4. Add garlic and ginger. Simmer for 5 minutes, or until the sauce thickens and the chicken is well-coated.
  5. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions.

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes

Kcal: 220 kcal | Servings: 4 servings

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