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Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

One of the best Japanese chicken dishes is Teriyaki chicken. This is a recipe for a delicious teriyaki sauce and/or marinade. Why buy it from the store when you can make your own? This recipe uses a lot of soy sauce, garlic, and rice wine. I always like to add a little heat, so of course; red pepper flakes were a must. The chicken should be marinated for at least 12 hours (or 24 for more intense flavor).  The chicken can be cooked in many ways. I chose to grill the marinated chicken breasts but you could bake them or cut them up into pieces for a delicious teriyaki chicken stir fry with your favorite vegetables. This recipe will make enough to marinate about 3-4 lbs of chicken. Even if you are only using 1 or 2 lbs of chicken, I would still stay true to the marinade recipe if you want to use it for a sauce. Enjoy.



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Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

  • Author: Bobby


  • 34lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts (or thighs)
  • 2/3 cup rice wine (or sake)
  • 1 cup of soy sauce
  • 4 ½ teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 7 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger (minced)
  • 1 small pinch red pepper flakes
  • black pepper (to taste)




  1. In a saucepan over high heat, add rice wine and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer the wine for 10 minutes.
  2. Add soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and sugar. Season with garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, and black pepper. Simmer for another 5 minutes. Allow sauce to cool completely.
    Place chicken in a bowl, pour in teriyaki sauce.
  3. Seal and marinate overnight in the refrigerator.
  4. Remove chicken from the marinade (reserve the liquid if you want to use it for sauce). Cook chicken by grilling, baking or cut into pieces and stir fry.
  5.  If using the marinade as a sauce- pour the reserved marinade into a saucepan or wok and bring to a boil for 1 minute. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

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Recipe rating

Todd Soper

Monday 10th of December 2012

This is great Thanks for the recipie


Wednesday 22nd of August 2012

I used your recipe as the base, I altered some according my family's preference...

but all in all, I am keeping this recipe...wish I could post a picture of how mine turned out,...Thank you..

Nicole Kolsky

Monday 7th of November 2011

This was an amazing dish... I did not have the time to marinate the chicken over night, however the next day when I tried the chicken it was delicious. I paired the chicken with a Japanese cucumber salad. Thank you for the recipe, everyone in my family enjoyed this.


Friday 14th of October 2011

Julia- 6-8


Thursday 13th of October 2011

How many people would this recipe serve? ^_^ thankyou!