Easy Weeknight Teriyaki Chicken

15 Apr
Easy Weeknight Teriyaki Chicken

Easy Weeknight Teriyaki Chicken

Who doesn`t like teriyaki chicken? A Japanese favorite in terms of take out but why go that route when you can make so much better at home. This simple man`s plan to healthier eating today is Easy Weeknight Teriyaki Chicken.  This is a total crowd pleaser any way you look at it & great for those busy hectic days that are life. Ready in about 30 minutes, budget friendly, a little sweet, a little spicy, so easy to make & most importantly so so delicious. Try this once & you`ll never want order out again. Serve over noodles, rice or what I did here was my Coconut Rice. The hint of coconut really compliments the chicken & adds another layer of flavor to the dish.

Easy Weeknight Teriyaki Chicken

Easy Weeknight Teriyaki Chicken

Here`s what you`ll need for your Easy Weeknight Teriyaki Chicken:
Serves 4
Chicken Thighs- 8-10 boneless & skinless
Lite Soy Sauce- 1/2 cup
Orange Juice- 1/3 cup
Sesame Oil- 1 teaspoon
Honey- 2 Tablespoons
Ginger- 1 Tablespoon if fresh, 1 teaspoon if powdered
Butter-1 Tablespoon
Sambal Oelek, Siracha or other garlic chili paste-1 Tablespoon (optional)
Toasted Sesame Seeds- 1/2 Tablespoon
Green Onion- to garnishTeriyaki Chicken1

Just a few easy ingredients comes together to make magic. I love using chicken thighs because they`re so flavorful, tender & juicy. Not a leg or thigh fan, go ahead & use breasts. It`ll be great.Teriyaki Chicken2

Start with this simple marinade. Just mix the soy sauce, orange juice, sesame oil, ginger, honey & Sambal Oelek (if using) until well combined.Teriyaki Chicken3This is a super quick marinade. You only need 15-20 minutes.Teriyaki Chicken4Remove your chicken reserving the marinade.Teriyaki Chicken5Heat a skillet over medium high heat and add the thighs. Cook 3-4 minutes per side or until cooked through. Remove to a plate & cover.Teriyaki Chicken6Reduce heat to medium low & add the reserved marinade & butter. This is going to make a wonderful sticky sauce to glaze the chicken. I`ve made this without the butter but find it just brings such a richness to the sauce. Much better with!Teriyaki Chicken7Add your chicken back to the skillet & cook another 3-4 minutes stirring regularly until the sauce has thickened. Be a little careful here not to burn the glaze.  The chicken will be beautifully coated with yumminess. You`re ready to finish & serve.Teriyaki Chicken11Sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds over the top & garnish with the sliced green onions. The sesame seeds add yet a whole other layer of flavoring here.Teriyaki Chicken10So how easy was that. You`re family or guests are going to love you. This will find a spot in your dinner rotation guaranteed. Oh, & it`s also pretty amazing with shrimp if you want to change things up a bit!Teriyaki Chicken9Enjoy your Easy Weeknight Teriyaki Chicken!!

Easy Weeknight Teriyaki Chicken

Easy Weeknight Teriyaki Chicken

Ingredients

  • Serves 4
  • Chicken Thighs- 8-10 boneless & skinless
  • Lite Soy Sauce- 1/2 cup
  • Orange Juice- 1/3 cup
  • Sesame Oil- 1 teaspoon
  • Honey- 2 Tablespoons
  • Ginger- 1 Tablespoon if fresh, 1 teaspoon if powdered
  • Butter-1 Tablespoon
  • Sambal Oelek, Siracha or other garlic chili paste-1 Tablespoon (optional)
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds- 1/2 Tablespoon
  • Green Onion- to garnish

Instructions

  1. Start with this simple marinade. Just mix the soy sauce, orange juice, sesame oil, ginger, honey & Sambal Oelek (if using) until well combined.
  2. Pour over the chicken & mix well. Marinate 15-20 minutes.
  3. Remove your chicken reserving the marinade.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium high heat and add the thighs. Cook 3-4 minutes per side or until cooked through. Remove to a plate & cover.
  5. Reduce heat to medium low & add the reserved marinade & butter.
  6. Add your chicken back to the skillet & cook another 3-4 minutes stirring regularly until the sauce has thickened. Be a little careful here not to burn the glaze.
  7. You`re ready to finish & serve.
  8. Remove the chicken to plates. Sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds over the top & garnish with the sliced green onions.
  9. Enjoy your Easy Weeknight Teriyaki Chicken!
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