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!
  • 6 chicken thigh fillets (800g) (see note 1)
  • 1/4 cup mirin (see note 2)
  • 1/4 cup cooking sake (see note 3)
  • 1/4 cup tamari (or light soy sauce)
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

To serve:

  • 1 cup edamame beans (see note 4)
  • 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, combine teriyaki sauce ingredients. Stir the mirin, cooking sake, tamari and brown sugar until the brown sugar is dissolved.
  2. Heat a large skillet on high heat, add olive oil once hot.
  3. Add chicken to pan, cook 4 minutes.
  4. Turn chicken, cook further 4 minutes or until browned.
  5. Add teriyaki sauce. Cook 1 minute.
  6. Turn chicken, cook further 1 minute or until the sauce is caramelised and glossy.
  7. Slice 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. Pour over any remaining sauce in the pan on the chicken.

Note 1: Chicken thigh fillets work best with this recipe as they don’t dry out. I trim any excess fat and slice into the thick side horizontally to speed cooking time (almost butterflying it).

Note 2: You can find mirin in the international section of your local supermarket.

Note 3: You can find cooking sake in the international section of your local supermarket.

Note 4: You can find edamame beans in the freezer section of your supermarket. They are already peeled and ready to use, you simply need to defrost as per the packet instructions. I serve them warm.

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