Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mom's Teriyaki Chicken

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!  


  1. That looks so easy and yummy! Thanks for sharing! I've never made my own sauce, didn't know it was so simple!

  2. I'll definitely be trying this one. When you say a 'thumb' of ginger is that from the first knuckle to the tip? I freeze my ginger so I always have some handy. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I'll use diabetic brown sugar to keep the carbs down.

    1. I really should have been more detailed in my explanation! One knuckle is great unless you don't mind a heavy ginger flavor. Thank you so much for the question~ I'm going to edit the post!

  3. Wow this Teriyaki Chicken looks so delicious. I will definitely try this at home thanks for the recipe. I would like to suggest people the high quality cleaning products for their everything you can also but equipments from Cleaningsupplies4u.com this is an online shop and they sell you all their products at a reasonable price.

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