This teriyaki chicken recipe can easily be made on a weekday and comes together in about 30 minutes. With extra flavor from fresh orange and sweet honey, this has become one of our favorite go-to dinners. We use mirin in this recipe. You can usually find it in the international aisle of larger grocery stores or in Asian markets. Mirin is a sweet rice wine used in Japanese cooking. Not only does it add flavor to this recipe, it also provides luster to the teriyaki sauce.
Created By: Joanne and Adam Gallagher
You Will Need
1/4 cup (59 ml) low-sodium soy sauce
1/3 cup (79 ml) fresh orange juice (about 3 small oranges)
In a medium bowl, combine the soy sauce, orange juice, mirin, honey, ginger and sesame oil.
Cut chicken thighs into bite-size pieces then add to the marinade. Let marinade for 15 to 20 minutes.
Heat oil in a large saute pan or wok (with lid) over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot use a slotted spoon to add the chicken, but not the marinade. Save the marinade until later.
Cook chicken, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned on all sides. Turn the heat to medium-low then add the marinade and cover pan with lid. Cook for 5 minutes. Remove lid then check to see if chicken has cook through. If cooked, remove the chicken to a clean bowl. Allow the marinade to simmer for 1 to 3 minutes until thickened then toss with the chicken.
Sprinkle top of teriyaki chicken with orange zest then serve with rice and/or vegetables.
Notes and Tips
To grate ginger, first peel the skin using a spoon - just drag the spoon against the side of the ginger. Once peeled, use a fine microplane to grate. If you do not have a microplane, you can mince the ginger. If you do this, make sure the ginger is cut into very small pieces.
Recipe by Inspired Taste - Easy Recipes for Home Cooks at http://www.inspiredtaste.net/19055/orange-honey-teriyaki-chicken-recipe/