20min Teriyaki Chicken Recipe – Thermomix

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Yep! Authentic Japanese Teriyaki Chicken takes just 20 minutes to make in the Thermomix! It’s no effort for the cook and much easier and tastier than a takeaway! 

Teriyaki Chicken on a white background with rice and chopsticks

“Get in my belly!”

That’s what you will be saying that when you smell this dish cooking! Luckily it will be on the table quicker than you can make a salad to serve with it!

I’ve just finished eating a bowl of teriyaki chicken which I served with rice, wakame salad and lettuce for my lunch. It was the perfect Bento lunch.  Healthy, tasty and so satisfying!

Some readers may know that our family spent many years hosting long term, Japanese students. It was something we enjoyed doing for cultural and cuisine reasons. I was taught how to make so many delicious recipes.

We have visited Japan many times and take every opportunity to indulge in the food on offer. I have converted this Japanese Chicken Teriyaki recipe for use in the Thermomix. I was really pleased with the flavour of the finished dish. It gives me the same “comfort food” feel as I felt eating it in Japan.

You may feel this dish is a little sweeter than you expect from a Teriyaki sauce. It was my experience that most Japanese home cooking was a little on the sweet side. This will be a bonus if you are serving it to a child! I haven’t met a child yet that doesn’t love my Teriyaki Chicken recipe.

Have you made Nikujaga?

Nikujaga is another Japanese dish I fell in love with on our holidays. It’s a sweet and salty dish made with a sauce of soy and sugar, mashy potatoes and meat chunks of beef. I call it “Japans answer to the Massaman Curry” Our hosts in Japan explained this dish is another favourite of Japanese children.

Nikujaga a Japanese soy and sugar dish in a Japanese bowl

I’ve included the recipe in my latest cookbook “An Asian Banquet.”  This recipe and more than 30 others showcase some of the most delicious dishes I’ve experienced in my travels. Please take a look for more meal ideas and family favourites.

Cover of An Asian Banquet ebook on an iPad

Teriyaki Sauce Tip

I’ve highlighted Obento as the preferred brand for the three sauces that make up my teriyaki sauce. I am not affiliated with Obento in any way. It’s been my experience that when a dish relies on very few flavours it is critical to ensure the best products are used. As there is a huge difference between all brands, I have specified my preference.  Obento can be found in all major supermarkets including Woolworths.

Step by Step Teriyaki Chicken YouTube

I’ve included a tutorial for this recipe as there are a few tips which will help you make this a family favourite.

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Overhead shot Chicken teriyaki on rice with chopsticks

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Step By Step Chicken Teriyaki

3 Step by Step images showing Chicken Teriyaki being made

5 from 10 votes
Overhead square image Japanese Chicken Teriyaki
20min Chicken Teriyaki
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
19 mins
Total Time
21 mins

Chicken Teriyaki is super quick and super delicious! This easy weeknight meal is family friendly.

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Chicken, Chicken Teriyaki, Japanese, Japanese Food, Main Meal, Quick recipe, Teriyaki, Thermomix
Servings: 4 Serves
Calories: 400 kcal
Author: Julie Carlyle
  • 15 g garlic fresh
  • 10 g ginger fresh root
  • 120 g mirin I use Obento brand from Woolworths
  • 50 g rice wine vinegar I use Obento brand from Woolworths
  • 80 g soy sauce I use "Sushi & Sashimi" Obento brand from Woolworths
  • 40 g brown sugar
  • 600 g chicken thigh fillets Cut into strips 2cm wide pieces (thicker is better)
Thickening Agent
  • 4 tsp cornflour
  • 4 tsp water
  • 1 long green shallot sliced thinly
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  1. Place the garlic and ginger in TM bowl. Chop 3 sec/Speed 9. Scrape down bowl.

  2. Add mirin, vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar and chicken to TM bowl. Cook 14min/Varoma/Rev Blade/ Soft Spoon (MC OUT)

  3. Meanwhile, combine the cornflour and water into a paste in a small bowl.

  4. Once the TM has finished, add the cornflour to the teriyaki chicken. Cook 4 min/100/Rev Blade/ Soft Spoon (MC OUT). 

Recipe Notes

If you are concerned about splatters whilst the chicken teriyaki is cooking place the internal steam basket over the hole in the TM lid. This will allow excess steam to escape without making a mess. 

Nutrition Facts
20min Chicken Teriyaki
Amount Per Serving
Calories 400 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 147mg49%
Sodium 1237mg52%
Potassium 388mg11%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

If you’re looking for more recipes you can get on the table in a flash take a look at these “Weeknight Wonders“.  All the recipes under this tag are on the dinner table in around 30 minutes.

Please feel free to leave me a comment. I love hearing from everyone 🙂Rating the recipe once you’ve made the dish helps other readers decide whether to make my dishes, so I would love it if you could come back and let everyone know what you think.

Overhead square image Japanese Chicken Teriyaki

Happy Cooking


36 thoughts on “20min Teriyaki Chicken Recipe – Thermomix”

  1. Sue says:

    5 stars
    Hi Julie. Thanks so much for this delicious recipe..just the third since receiving my TM5 from my lovely daughter who has upgraded to a TM6. I’m so happy to have found your website. I’ll be searching for more scrummy recipes on your website. This was not only tasty but easy with just a few ingredients all found in the pantry…win, win! Thank you Julie.

  2. Carol Millington says:

    Hi Millie, you do have a Reverse function on your TM31 it is the black button above the kneading (sheath of wheat photo next to it) where there is a semi circle with arrow pointing to the right. Just press this black button in and your thermomix will be on reverse blades. Hope this helps.

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