Chicken Teriyaki Bowl

chicken teriyaki bowl
Like many of us, I used to buy teriyaki marinade. The individual ingredients to make my own were too expensive, difficult to find at the shops or I just didn't think I had time... I was wrong. Not only is this is super easy and quick to get out on the dinner table, it's actually better value too! The taste is authentic and better than any store bought marinade I've tried... Plus you get the satisfaction of knowing exactly what is in yours! I love teriyaki served up in a bowl just like this. Try the recipe with beef or tofu - Equally delicious!


  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 1/4 cup cooking sake
  • 1/4 cup tamari (or light soy sauce)
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 800g skinless, boneless chicken thigh fillets (approximately 800g) (note 1)

To serve:

  • 1 cup edamame beans (see note 2)
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • Jasmine rice
  • 1/2 cup whole egg mayonnaise (optional)
  • 1 tsp white and black sesame seeds (optional)
  • Sliced fresh chilli (optional)




  1. In a small bowl, make the teriyaki sauce. Stir to combine the mirin, cooking sake, tamari and brown sugar until the brown sugar is dissolved.
  2. Heat a large skillet on high heat, add the olive oil and chicken, cook for 8 minutes until browned, turning once halfway.
  3. Add the teriyaki sauce to the pan. Cook for 1 minute.
  4. Turn the chicken, cook for a further 1 minute or until the sauce is caramelised and glossy.
  5. Slice the chicken before serving, serve with edamame beans, shredded red cabbage, shredded carrot and rice. Top with a dollop of mayonnaise and sprinkle with sesame seeds and fresh chilli if using. Drizzle with pan juices..

Note 1: Trim excess fat and gently pound the chicken using a mallet or rolling pin to even out the thickness. 

Note 2: Find edamame beans in the freezer section of your supermarket. They are already peeled and ready to use, defrost as per the packet instructions.


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