Teriyaki Chicken Breast Recipe

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How do you cook chicken breasts? So it’s super juicy, tender, quick, and easy. This will become your family’s new favorite recipe. All you need is 20 minutes! Let’s get started with the Teriyaki Chicken Breast Recipe!

Teriyaki Chicken Breast Recipe

Serving: 3
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes

For the chicken breast:
3 pieces (2 pounds) chicken breasts
1/10 teaspoon salt
1/10 teaspoon white pepper
1 cup cornstarch
2 tablespoons oil
6 cloves garlic

For the sauce:
1 1/4 cups chicken stock
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons mirin, or replace it with water
3 tablespoons sake, or replace it with water

Teriyaki Chicken Breast Instructions

To prepare the chicken breasts:
  • Slice each piece of chicken breast into a crisscross shape, without cutting all the way through. Each cut is about 1 inch apart. (By slicing the chicken breasts this way, it will absorb more flavors and cook much faster.)
  • Season them with the salt and white pepper.
  • Coat them with the cornstarch and dust off the excess. (The cornstarch will help the chicken to stay juicy on the inside.)
To make the sauce:
  • In a bowl, mix together the chicken stock, soy sauce, sugar, mirin, and sake (You could also replace the mirin and sake with other types of cooking wine. Or replace them with water if you can’t consume alcohol.)
To pan-fry the chicken breasts:
  • In a pan over high heat, add the oil. Then transfer the chicken breasts to the pan, the crisscross side down first. Pan fry until lightly brown on both sides for about 3 minutes in total.
  • Add the garlic to the pan and cook until aromatic for a few seconds.
To braise the chicken breast:
  • Over low heat, pour the sauce inside. Cover the lid, and simmer until the chicken breasts are completely cooked through for about 10 minutes (Add a few more minutes if your chicken breasts are thicker.) Flip them a few times in between.
  • Uncover the lid, and turn to high heat to reduce the sauce for about 2 minutes. (At this point, the internal temperature of the chicken should be at least 165 degrees F or 74 degrees C.)
  • Serve and enjoy!

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