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

Overhead square image Japanese Chicken Teriyaki

20min Chicken Teriyaki

Julie Carlyle
Chicken Teriyaki is super quick and super delicious! This easy weeknight meal is family friendly.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 19 mins
Total Time 21 mins
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4 Serves
Calories 400 kcal



  • 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


  • 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/ Soft Spoon (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/ Soft Spoon (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. 


Calories: 400kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 26gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 147mgSodium: 1237mgPotassium: 388mgSugar: 10gVitamin A: 115IUVitamin C: 1.2mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 1.7mg
Keyword Chicken, Chicken Teriyaki, Japanese, Japanese Food, Main Meal, Quick recipe, Teriyaki, Thermomix
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

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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


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

  1. Mel says:

    Can I use these recipes in the Aldi sterling brand of Thermo mix?

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Mel,
      I have never used the Aldi version, but give it a go and let me know 🙂

  2. Felicity says:

    Hi, i really want to cook this but am still a thermomix amateur and dont understand which parts to ise when i cook the chicken.. is there a video or a guide for dummies like me? Thank you

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Felicity
      There is a youtube video for this recipe https://youtu.be/ptzMv94Amkw
      I hope you enjoy the dish.

  3. Tina says:

    Love this recipe! So quick and tasty! It’s a regular meal in my household.

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Tina
      I am so pleased you are enjoying this recipe xx
      Thank you so much for coming back and letting me know,
      Happy Cooking

  4. Leannda says:

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious. Easiest recipe ever. Delicious making this over and over again!

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Leannda
      I am so pleased you enjoyed the recipe. It made me so happy to get your lovely message.
      Happy Cooking

  5. Belle says:

    loved this!

  6. Linda says:

    Hi Julie, thank you so much for the recipe. I’m
    a muslim so i cannot use Mirin & Rice Wine Vinegar, so what can I sub them with? Thank you…

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Linda
      I have been trying to think of what to add as an alternate but I’m really not sure. Maybe apple juice to replace the Mirin and regular vinegar for the white wine vinegar. Please let me know how this goes.
      Happy Cooking

  7. Tanja says:

    5 stars
    Hi Julie. I made this last night and I just wanted to share how super easy yet so delicious it was. We don’t eat chicken so I used beef strips instead and it was brilliant. My husband and daughter both loved it too. And to think I almost sold my Thermo awhile ago but I’ve found a new love for it and this delicious dish certainly helped. It’s not going anywhere now! What was I thinking…lol. Thank you.

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      I am so pleased you enjoyed the recipe and are now enjoying your Thermomix. I would love to send you a free copy of one of my ebooks. Please let me know which you would like to try.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Millie says:

    Great thanks so much. Do you know what setting I would cook the chicken on in the TM31? My machine has Varoma just no rev blade etc? Or do I just do Varoma setting 100 degrees? Sorry hope this makes sense

  11. Millie says:

    Can I use a TM31 to cook this recipe?

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Absolutely, you can definitely use your TM31. Just make sure to use chicken thigh fillets and cut them into large chunks.
      Happy Cooking

  12. Sole Yazigi says:

    It sounded amazing, but still preparing it and somehow the chicken is shredded instead as in pieces.
    What did si do wrong? It was in reverse blade and soft spoon!!??
    Can you please tell me Bcse I would love to try again properly. Thanks

    1. Brett Carlyle says:

      Hi Sole, if you had your Thermomix on reverse and soft spoon, you may have cut the chicken too finely. Here is a link to our YouTube step by step tutorial, have a look and follow along!

  13. Catherine says:

    5 stars
    Was super easy and super tasty. And the kids actually ate it!

    Just a tip – some steamed green beans would have gone perfectly. Wasn’t until we sat down to eat I realised no vegetables.

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Catherine
      Thank you so much for rating the recipe! I’m really pleased you enjoyed it. I totally agree with you about the lack of vegetables. In the Youtube video, I show readers how to incorporate vegetables in the Teriyaki chicken by steaming cauliflower rice on top as the chicken cooks and then stirring baby spinach through at the end.
      I will have to add the suggestion to the recipe notes to make it clearer. I really appreciate your feedback.
      Thank you again and Happy cooking

  14. Fran says:

    Have all your books and love the recipes xx

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Fran, thank you so much for your lovely comment. It means the world to me to hear such positive feedback.
      Thank you

  15. Dawnie says:

    Hi Julie ok so this weeks newsletter inspired me to make this delicious dish!
    It is a favourite thank you

  16. Tash says:

    5 stars
    Big success for my family of 2 kids age 4 and 6. Thanks, I’m sure this dish will become a regular.

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Tash xx
      I am so pleased the family enjoyed the dish.
      Thanks so much for coming back and letting me know

  17. Rachael Ward says:

    5 stars
    This dish is literally so easy and delicious for the whole family. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Rachel, thank you so much for your kind comment and leaving a rating. I’m always so happy to hear that people have made and enjoyed my recipes.
      Xx j

  18. Rosa Kullstrom says:

    5 stars
    This chicken sounds fantastic. Have to make ir.
    This with cooking rice in a small baoel sounds very strange

  19. Lynsey says:

    I’ve ordered my new tm6. I’ve never had one before but I’m planning my first recipe. Can you cook rice at the same time somehow?
    I watched a you tube video when a guy took two very small bowls with rice and placed them somewhere and they were ready at the end but can’t remember the details of where he put them.

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      I haven’t seen this. Send me a link via email. I would love to take a look and work it out!!

  20. Sharlene says:

    I definitely just used the reverse blade and mine has shredded too …. I did use great instead of thigh (all I had) but can’t see that making a difference 🙁

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Sharlene,
      The teriyaki is mixed on 0.5 speed reserve. I’m not sure how it would have shredded as this is one of my most popular recipes. I’m going to change the speed to soft spoon in case you didn’t see the .5 and thought it was speed 5??? Or in case you have a TM31 which doesn’t have 1/2 speeds and you chose a higher speed??
      I hope this solves the problem.
      Could you please let me know what speed you use to combine the cornflour.
      Thank you for your comment

  21. Jason says:

    Is the speed 5 or .5? Because I turned it to 5 and ended up with mush. (There’s no .5 on the dial so I assumed it was a typo)

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi, Jason, the speed was set at .5 as this is a speed on the TM5 I’m guessing you have a TM31. I have changed the speed to “soft spoon” for TM31 users so there isn’t any confusion in the future. Thank you so much for highlighting how this may be confusing.
      Kind Regards

  22. Tammy says:

    Is it ment to shred the chicken?? I’ve just cooked it but the chicken is shredded?? 😳

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Tammy, I have never had the chicken shred?? Are you sure you had it on the reverse blade?

  23. Julie Harris says:

    Got the chicken, ready to go.
    Love the look of this recipe.
    Thanks Julie

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Awesome! I hope you enjoy the recipe. You can steam snow peas in the Varoma on top as well if you like 😊

  24. Nicole Tingwall says:

    5 stars
    I love trying to recreate my favorite take out meals! This looks perfect!

  25. Elaine says:

    5 stars
    The whole recipe takes 20 minutes only ?! Incredible how quickly you can make something as good and delicious as this teriyaki chicken!

  26. Courtney says:

    5 stars
    Perfect for take out at home. So quick and easy!

  27. Sharon says:

    5 stars
    This teriyaki chicken looks amazing. So simple, easy yet so satisfying. Perfect for busy nights too.

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Thanks so much Sharon 🙂

  28. Hannah Healy says:

    5 stars
    I always loved getting teriyaki chicken at restaurants! Love how quick this is!

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Thank you Hannah!
      Yes it is super quick and super tasty!

  29. anne says:

    Looks great! what vegetable dish would go well with this?

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Anne
      Thank you so much for your kind comments and question.
      I would add a Varoma steamer to the top of the TM lid and put some snow peas on top to steam as the chicken cooks. You could also add some baby spinach to a Thermo Server. Once the Teriyaki Chicken is cooked add the chicken and snow peas to the ThermoServer and combine with the baby spinach. Leave the dish for 2-5 minutes and you would have Chicken Teriyaki with snow peas and spinach.
      Happy Cooking

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