easy grilled chicken with teriyaki glaze

I don’t buy teriyaki sauce from the shops.

Not only is home made teriyaki sauce much tastier – and you can change the flavors by adding other ingredients – it is also much, much cheaper.

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And best of all, it is amazingly easy to prepare! 

I usually make extra sauce, then keep the left overs in the fridge. The sauce keeps really well and you can use it to cook whatever you want in the days to come.

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Today I grilled some chicken and brushed on the teriyaki sauce. It was so good! All I needed was a bowl of rice and it would have been perfection in a bowl!

Here’s how to cook this easy peasy dish!

To make the teriyaki sauce, simply combine equal parts of Japanese cooking sake, mirin and light soy sauce in a sauce pan. Add sugar (you can adjust this to your liking) and whisk to mix over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.

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Lower the heat and let this simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the mixture has reduced by about half. As it cools, the sauce will thicken.

Marinate the chicken in ginger juice, minced garlic, sake and mirin, as well as salt and black pepper for about 30 minutes.

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Place the chicken, skin side down, on a baking tray that has been lightly sprayed with oil. You can also brush on the oil if you do have have oil spray.

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Spray the chicken then grill for about 15 minutes at 180ยฐC. Turn the chicken over, spray with a little more oil. Grill for another 20 minutes. The chicken should be brown and cooked through.

Brush on the teriyaki sauce.

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See how luscious the sauce is? ๐Ÿ™‚

Serve immediately, garnished with sliced spring onion and roasted sesame seeds, and a bowl of rice!

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Easy Grilled Chicken With Teriyaki Glaze
Serves 4
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For the teriyaki sauce
  1. 1/2 cup (120ml) cup Japanese cooking sake
  2. 1/2 cup (120ml) mirin
  3. 1/2 cup (120ml) light soy sauce
  4. 4 tablespoons sugar
For the chicken
  1. 4 pieces chicken thigh, skin on and halved
  2. 1 piece (about 5cm) ginger, grated
  3. 4 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 2 tablespoons (30ml) Japanese cooking sake
  5. 2 tablespoons (30ml) mirin
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
For the garnish (optional)
  1. sliced spring onion
  2. roasted sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. To make the teriyaki sauce, simply combine equal parts of Japanese cooking sake, mirin and light soy sauce in a sauce pan. Add sugar (you can adjust this to your liking) and whisk to mix over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Lower the heat and let this simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the mixture has reduced by about half. As it cools, the sauce will thicken.
  3. Place the chicken, skin side down, on a baking tray that has been lightly sprayed with oil. You can also brush on the oil if you do have have oil spray.
  4. Marinate the chicken in ginger juice, minced garlic, sake and mirin, as well as salt and black pepper for about 30 minutes.
  5. Spray the chicken then grill for about 15 minutes at 180ยฐC. Turn the chicken over, spray with a little more oil. Grill for another 20 minutes. The chicken should be brown and cooked through.
  6. Brush on the teriyaki sauce.
  7. Serve immediately, garnished with sliced spring onion and roasted sesame seeds, and a bowl of rice!
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