Monday, 30 May 2011

Teriyaki Chicken

Here's a simple teriyaki chicken with home-made sauce. i always have sake, mirin and soy sauce (shoyu) in my fridge so i just make my own sauces.

Teriyaki chicken (1 piece of thigh)

Ingredients (for 4 people)
Sauce - 3:3:3:2 tbsp of soy sauce:sake:sugar:mirin (reduce sugar if you find it too sweet)
Boneless chicken thigh 2 pieces (for healthier version, remove skin). Cut each piece in half.
sesame seeds
oil for frying

you need a pan with a cover

Bring sauce to boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Simmer for 10 - 15 mins. Leave to cool.
Marinate chicken with sauce for at least 30 mins in the fridge (singapore's weather is way too hot to leave it out in the open)

Heat a non-stick pan on medium flame and oil it a little. place chicken (skin side down is with skin) n brown for a few seconds then pour in remaining sauce from the marinate n cover, simmer for 3 mins. Turn chicken over, cover n simmer for another 3 mins.

Remove chicken from pan, cut into pieces and drizzle with sauce from pan. sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve with rice.

You may keep any unused sauce in the fridge for a week (if u cook only 1 thigh like me, you can use the sauce for two servings). The sauce will thicken but that's ok. I used the remaining sauce for chicken wings and threw in some shimeji mushrooms. it worked well too =)