Teriyaki Chicken Bowls with juicy umami-packed chicken, a healthy serving of lightly steamed veggies all served on a warm bed of sticky rice. This easy dinner recipe is just what your busy weeknight ordered.
Place all of the ingredients in a small saucepan. Whisk to combine.
Take out one-third of a cup and place it in a bowl to make your marinade.
Place the remaining teriyaki sauce in saucepan on medium-high heat and bring the teriyaki sauce to a simmer.
While the teriyaki sauce is heating, mix up the thickening slurry and and set it aside.
Once the sauce is simmering, add the slurry to the pan and whisk. Continue cooking, while stirring continuously until the sauce is thickened, about 30 seconds.
Remove the sauce from the heat and set aside. You will have extra.*
Store for up to 3 weeks in an airtight container.
Add one cup of water to the reserved teriyaki sauce.
Add the chicken thighs and marinate for several hours, up to over-night, before grilling, baking or pan frying.
How To Cook Teriyaki Chicken
Grill: Heat the grill to medium-high. Grill for approximately 6 min on each side.
Bake: Heat the oven to 425°F. Bake for 12 minutes on a parchment lined baking sheet
Pan-Fry: Heat a few teaspoons of oil, on medium-high heat, in a skillet. Add the chicken and pan-°fry until the chicken is cooked throughout.*
The internal temperature of chicken should be 165℉. I highly recommend using a probe thermometer. GLUTEN-FREE: Use tamari instead of the soy sauce. You can also use coconut aminos. VEGAN: Use maple syrup or brown sugar. Marinate slices of extra firm tofu OR just serve the teriyaki sauce with steamed veggies and rice. YUM!MAKE AHEAD FREEZER MEAL: Double this recipe right from the get-go! Store one portion of chicken and the marinade in a freezer bag. Freeze until you are ready to use it. When you're ready to cook your second batch of teriyaki chicken, simply remove the chicken from the freezer and thaw either in the fridge or at room temperature. HOW TO STORE: Store any leftover teriyaki chicken in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. You can preassemble the chicken teriyaki bowls and reheat them all week long.