Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Making Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry

One of my favourite Japanese dishes is Teriyaki. Over the weekend I bought Kikkoman Teriyaki Sauce because I wanted to add more menu to our daily meals at home.

My sister who often makes Teriyaki Chicken at her home suggested me to grill the marinated chicken then only drizzle them with some Teriyaki sauce. I thought grilling the chicken itself is already too time-consuming for me because in principle I can only cook when my kid naps.

With this, I decided to just stir-fry the chicken with some Teriyaki sauce to save the time (and the mess in my kitchen). Here's the recipe that I used yesterday.

My version of Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry.

Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry

  • 1 Chicken breast, cut in strips
  • 3-4 tbs Teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tbs Light soy sauce
  • 1 tbs Shaoxing wine
  • Few drops of sesame oil
  • 1 tbs Sugar
  • 1 tbs Corn starch
  • 1/2 Sweet onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, mashed
  • Cooking oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Sweet soy sauce, to taste
  • Water

  1. In a bowl, dissolve Teriyaki sauce, light soy sauce, Shaoxing wine, sesame oil, sugar and corn starch. Marinate the chicken strips with the sauce mixture for about 15-20 mins.
  2. In a wok or large skillet, heat oil and stir fry the garlic and sweet onions slices until fragrant.
  3. Pour the marinated chicken into the wok and cook well until the chicken loses its pink color.
  4. Add some water to the chicken in the wok and keep stirring to thicken the sauce.
  5. Add liberal amount of salt, pepper, sweet soy sauce and/or more Teriyaki sauce until you get the desired taste (it should be tangy, salty and sweet) and the chicken turns brown.
  6. Serve hot with steamed rice.

I love serving my Teriyaki Chicken with some garden salad and you might want to garnish it with some sesame seeds so it looks nicer.


  1. for the shaoxing wine, do u think there are any other substitutions? since where I live, shaoxing wine basically doesn't exist so....but I REALLY wanna try this!! It looks SOOOOOO GOOD~

    1. Oh... I think you can just skip it =) I guess should be ok without the wine.


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