Sunday, July 10, 2011

Insanely Good Homemade Chicken Teriyaki

So first off let me say that back in Clarksville, TN there is a yummy Japanese restaurant called Kohana and they make a delicious Chicken Teriyaki, and we came pretty close to recreating that today. Plus the sauce is only about a point (on weight watchers) so with the chicken it was about 5 points total!
The recipe we found online was similar to this one but we tweaked it a little bit to our own taste.

Soy sauce ( we used low sodium cause I have serious salt issues haha) - 3 TBSP + 1 TSP
Pineapple juice - 1/2 cup
Fresh garlic - 3/4 TSP
Fresh ginger - 3/4 TSP
Dry mustard - 1/2 TSP
Brown sugar - 1 1/2 TBSP
Ground black pepper - A few grinds

Cornstarch - 1/2 TSP
Pineapple Juice - 3 TBSP

Sesame Oil (optional)
Mix together first 7 ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a slight boil, then mix last 2 ingredients together in a separate bowl and add to boiling pot. Allow to boil for 1-2 minutes then turn down heat and allow to simmer and reduce for about 10 minutes. Turn off heat and let cool. Add a few drops of sesame oil for extra flavor!
 Slice a chicken breast in half horizontally to make it nice and thin, once teriyaki is cooled put about half the marinade in a ziploc with the chicken and marinade for 30 minutes then grill til done. Use the remaining marinade to pour over top and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.
Hope you enjoy this recipe, I will be making this again very soon! We really love this recipe. This recipe will make about 3-4 pieces of chicken.


  1. That looks amazing!!
    I'm always looking for good Chicken recipes - you can do so much with chicken.

  2. I totally missed your comment Audrey, but you're right, there is so much that can be done with chicken. :) Thanks for stopping by. If you're not a fan already check out my jewelry blog @