From since I can remember My Mom has always made the most awesome Teriyaki Chicken. So much better than buying the sauce in the grocery stores and it only takes a few minutes to whip up a batch with ingredients you probably already have in your cabinet.
1 bag of Chicken Thighs (I prefer with bones)
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup sugar~ brown or white
spoonfull of minced garlic (fresh is best)
One 'thumb knuckle' of ginger, grated
(If I don't have it I don't use it but it's so much better with it and gives a great tang!)
After living in Korea for over 11 years I'm partial to Korean soy sauce but you can use Kikkoman or any brand.
Combine sugar and soy sauce in a small saucepan.
Add the garlic and minced ginger if you have it. Let it cool a bit.
Prepare your chicken and lay skin side down in pan. Pour sauce over top and cover. Let marinate overnight or for 6 plus hours. Midway through the marinating process turn over if possible to let the juices soak in to all areas of the chicken.
I start with my chicken in the oven with skin sides down and turn it over mid way so the skin side is up and it looks all golden and brown when done.
Bake 350 degrees for about 60-90 minutes, till chicken is cooked through and tender.
I'd love to hear if you try my Mom's recipe and how you like it!