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teriyaki chicken

Teriyaki Chicken

Nothing beats a good BBQed Teriyaki fresh from the grill with a side of rice and mac salad. Brought to Hawaii from Japan, this recipe has been adopted by the islanders. Teriyaki is most commonly marinated with chicken thighs and beef.
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Prep Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Hawaiian, Japanese
Servings 10 chicken thighs


  • 2-3 lbs skinless and boneless chicken thighs

Base Teriyaki Sauce:

  • 1 ½ cups shoyu (soy sauce)
  • 1 cup sugar

Other optional additions:

  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 cloves grated garlic
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp ajinomoto (MSG)
  • 2 stalks green onion


  • Combine the shoyu, sugar, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, sesame seeds, MSG, and green onions in a large mixing bowl. Mix until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Add in the chicken thighs and make sure most of it has been covered in the sauce. Marinade for up to 4-24 hours covered in the fridge.
  • Grill or fry each side for about 4-5 minutes or until it has been cooked thoroughly.
Keyword asian, bbq, charcoal, chicken, chicken thigh, grill, marinade, marinate, smokey, teri, teriyaki