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.

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

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5 from 5 votes
Overhead square image Japanese Chicken Teriyaki
20min Chicken Teriyaki
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
19 mins
Total Time
21 mins
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 1-2cm wide
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/ .5 speed (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/ .5 speed (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*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 147mg 49%
Sodium 1237mg 52%
Potassium 388mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Sugars 10g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 2.3%
Vitamin C 1.4%
Calcium 3.6%
Iron 9.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Overhead square image Japanese Chicken Teriyaki

Happy Cooking


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

  1. anne says:

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

    1. 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

  2. I always loved getting teriyaki chicken at restaurants! Love how quick this is!

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

  3. Sharon says:

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

    1. Thanks so much Sharon 🙂

  4. Courtney says:

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

  5. Elaine says:

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

  6. I love trying to recreate my favorite take out meals! This looks perfect!

  7. Julie Harris says:

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

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

  8. Tammy says:

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

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

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