20min Teriyaki Chicken Recipe – Thermomix
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!
“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.
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.
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.
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Step By Step Chicken Teriyaki
Chicken Teriyaki is super quick and super delicious! This easy weeknight meal is family friendly.
- 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 1-2cm wide
- 4 tsp cornflour
- 4 tsp water
- 1 long green shallot sliced thinly
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
Place the garlic and ginger in TM bowl. Chop 3 sec/Speed 9. Scrape down bowl.
Add mirin, vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar and chicken to TM bowl. Cook 14min/Varoma/Rev Blade/ .5 speed (MC OUT)
Meanwhile, combine the cornflour and water into a paste in a small bowl.
Once the TM has finished, add the cornflour to the teriyaki chicken. Cook 4 min/100/Rev Blade/ 0.5 or soft spoon for TM31 (MC OUT).
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.
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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.
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