Easy Teriyaki Chicken with only 5 Minute prep infused with Sweet Chili Sauce for added depth of flavor and YUM!
This Teriyaki chicken is the best teriyaki chicken I have ever had – restaurant or homemade! T he teriyaki marinade doubles as the sauce for an easy family favorite that tastes better than takeout! Serve this Teriyaki Chicken with rice and veggies, or in salads, tacos or wraps!
Teriyaki. One of my favorite Asian words right along with Asian Sweet Chili Sauce. Teriyaki + Sweet Chili Sauce = magic.
Teriyaki Sweet Chili Sauce + chicken – the best Teriyaki Chicken!
We are moving this week – ah!!! so this quick and easy Teriyaki Chicken Recipe with only one dish (if you grill) is just what I needed and hopefully will fit your bustling back to school/work needs too. But even if you have all the time in the world, this sweet and savory chicken with its bold flavors and lick-your-plate-homemade teriyaki sauce belongs in your life. On your plate. In your belly.
The Best Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
If you have never made your own Teriyaki Sauce before, it is very simple to make with just a few pantry ingredients and I love how you can customize it to just your taste – more sweet, more savory, or more of a kick. Traditional Teriyaki Sauce is equal parts, soy and mirin (a sweet cooking sake) and sugar to taste. Another version of simple teriyaki is equal parts soy sauce to granulated sugar. Instead, I’ve gone all sort of non-traditional for what tastes like teriyaki but with an added drool worthy something, something.
I substituted some of the sugar with Asian Sweet Chili Sauce so we not only get sweet but we get sweet heat infused with red chilies, garlic and ginger – a depth of flavor that can’t be beat. I added some cider vinegar to add back some tang and balance the sweetness along with additional garlic and ginger to create a dynamic marinade/Sauce that takes just minutes to whip up!
Along with my Brown Sugar pineapple Chicken and Sweet Chili Shrimp, I just shared, I used the same method of reserving some of the Teriyaki Chicken Marinade, and whisking it with cornstarch and simmering to become the Teriyaki Sauce to smother all over your chicken once cooked. As far as cooking goes, I’ve included directions for both Grilled Teriyaki Chicken and Skillet Teriyaki Chicken so you can savor this either-method- easy Teriyaki Chicken Recipe all year round. And if you don’t hear from me for a week, I will be buried under a pile of boxes trying to find my garlic press. And my sanity. And dreaming about Teriyaki Chicken. xo
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