Teriyaki Chicken Don Recipe

This Teriyaki Chicken Don is one of my favourite don recipes because teriyaki chicken almost never goes wrong. It tastes delicious on its own or even when paired with noodles, scattered on top of a pizza or wrapped in a sandwich.

Teriyaki Chicken Don Recipe

Sometimes, the teriyaki chicken that we get from Japanese restaurants here may come with overly rich and salty sauces. Hence I prefer to use reduced-sodium light soy sauce (I recommend Kikkoman brand) to make this at home so even when I over-reduce the sauce, I wouldn’t end up with a super salty one.

Chinese Wine Works Too

I have used sake in this recipe but if you don’t have it, you can substitute it with a more economical option of Chinese cooking wine like Shao Hsing or Hua Tiao. No point buying sake just for this recipe if you don’t even drink it.

An easy to prepare Japanese style meal fit for the whole family. The chicken meat is juicy and tender. And the sauce just makes it even better. Enjoy! 😉

Teriyaki Chicken Don Recipe
  • 2 boneless chicken legs
  • blanched broccoli & carrots as side dishes
  • cooked brown rice
  • 2 tsp sunflower oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • 1 tbsp sake
  • 4 tbsp reduced-sodium light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp hot water
Marinate chicken and chill in fridge for at least an hour.
Heat oil in pan. Remove chicken from the marinade (reserve the balance liquid) and pan-fry till golden brown on both sides. Alternatively, you can roast the chicken in the oven at 180 deg C for about 25 minutes till the skin is golden brown.
Pour the leftover marinade into the same pan and cook till the sauce thickens.
Return the chicken to the pan and coat it thoroughly with the sauce.
Transfer the chicken on top of some steamed rice and serve with your preferred side vegetables.

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