Sesame Teriyaki Chicken with Japanese Teriyaki Sauce
If you asked people to name their top favorite Asian food dishes I bet at least one of them has teriyaki sauce in them. This sweet and tangy sauce is a common favorite among Asian food lovers for a number of reasons but mainly because it just tastes so good. Now most people when making a teriyaki dish will just opt for a store bought sauce in a bottle but you can make your own homemade teriyaki sauce with little to no effort and just a few ingredients. The outcome is a true teriyaki sauce that is very flavorful without all the extra stuff they put in it and a major one my version is missing that is in many commercial prepared ones is the MSG.
I almost never make a recipe with it anymore as it is one of my most commented on recipes that called for it and I know there are a number of people with an MSG issue and therefore have made it a point to not ever use it in a recipe again if I can help it. So if one of the reasons you steer clear of Asian food in general and teriyaki recipes in particular is because of MSG you will not need to worry about it in this recipe.
See I do read every legitimate comment and I am sensitive to others needs so I try to learn from every recipe I make and every piece of feedback I get. I know I cannot make a recipe that will make a hundred percent of the people happy but this doesn’t mean I don’t try it will happen one day but in the meantime I strive to make recipes that most will like if not downright love and try when possible to adjust them if a I get a legitimate concern with a real solution that does not ruin the recipe in the process. Now don’t send me ones that say fried chicken isn’t good for you I got that we all, know that and although I wouldn’t tell you to eat it seven nights a week in most cases once in awhile is no real harm if it is pick another site. My aim is to make tasty recipes that are appreciated by most and alter when possible for individual needs.
- 2 pounds boneless chicken thighs, cubed
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 4 green onions, sliced to garnish (optional)
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, to garnish (optional)
- ½ cup dark soy sauce
- ¼ cup mirin
- ¼ cup sake
- 18 cup sugar
- In a wok or large skillet add your canola oil and heat to medium. Then when hot add the chicken piece stirring to cook all sides evenly and to brown.
- When the chicken is browned add the homemade teriyaki sauce to the chicken, and allow it to a simmer genteelly, then place a lid on it and lower the heat to a low setting and allow to simmer for five
- Carefully take the lid off, and toss the chicken pieces to cover with sauce, and then cover the pot, and simmer it until the chicken is cooked all the way through. The sauce at this point will be rather watery.
- Remove lid and turn heat up a bit and allow the sauce to thicken and covers the chicken in a thickish sauce
- Remove it to plates and garnish with sesame seeds and fresh green onion if using
- Pour any remaining sauce over the individual servings and serve with fresh cut salad vegetables or rice.
- Place althea liquid ingredients in a small sauce pan and allow it to come to a simmer.
- Stir in the sugar until completely dissolved in the liquid ingredients
- Simmer until the sauce reduces and thickens to a thin syrup consistency.
If you can look at that picture and tell me it doesn’t just look so yummy I will tell you then you are not a real Asian food fan. Of all the dishes in Asian cooking teriyaki sauced ones have to be one of people’s most favorite sauces. It has a wonderful balance of sweet with a bit of tang to it and in my opinion that makes it a true must on any trip to an Asian restaurant is not complete without at least a teriyaki appetizer or two. Only real issues I ever have is deciding beef or chicken. If I let the guy’s chose it will always be beef but I also like the teriyaki chicken almost if not even more.
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