Teriyaki chicken is one of my favorite dishes to order in any Asian restaurant. I like comparing the flavors, combination of ingredients and techniques they use in different places.
Over the years I have made teriyaki chicken many different ways: grilled, baked, and on skewers.
Today I’m sharing my teriyaki chicken stir-fry recipe. This recipe is a great one to make on weeknights. As this comes together quickly, prepping and cleaning is minimal.
The first thing I do is marinade the chicken to get maximum flavor and to keep the chicken juicy. Then I make the sauce using ingredients like soy sauce, sake, and mirin.
Mirin is a sweet Japanese wine which gives teriyaki sauce its flavor. You can find this in most grocery stores.
Sake is an Japanese alcoholic drink made by fermenting rice. This is used in most teriyaki sauces.
I don’t use many veggies in this recipe but you can certainly use veggies like broccoli, asparagus, and peppers.
The key things to remember when making stir fries is: prep everything beforehand, don’t overcrowd the pan, and maintain high heat while cooking.
Serve this over cooked white rice or noodles. Do let me know how this turns out for you if you decide to try it!
- 3 cups chicken breast, sliced thinly
- 1 tbsp. canola oil
- 1 tbsp. sherry cooking wine
- 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tbsp. minced ginger
- 1 tbsp. finely chopped garlic
- 3 tbsp. cornstarch
Stir fry sauce
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup mirin
- 1/4 cup sake
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion or chives
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1 cup yellow onion julienne
Place all chicken marinade ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. Mix everything gently and well, so there are no cornstarch lumps. Set aside for 30 minutes or overnight in the refrigerator, covered.
Combine all stir fry sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Mix well and set aside until needed.
Heat a large wok or non-stick electric pan over medium-high heat. Add oil, when the oil is hot and marinaded chicken to the pan. Spread the chicken pieces out as much as you can, then stir-fry the chicken for 4-5 minutes.
Next add the julienne onions, stir fry for 3 minutes. Then add the stir fry sauce, stir well, and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
Taste for seasoning, then transfer the dish to a serving dish. Serve over cooked white or brown rice.
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