Chicken teriyaki with braised bok choy

April 14th 2015

Chicken teriyaki with braised bok choy I’m so happy I can take photo’s by daylight again! The photo above was simply taken with my phone, but I just had to share this recipe with you. This was my first time making teriyaki sauce from scratch and I wonder why I’ve waited so long. It’s delicious and so easy to make.

I used deboned chicken thighs which are a lot juicier than chicken breasts.

Ingredients for chicken teriyaki – serves 2:
2 boneless chicken thighs
2 Tbs soy sauce
2 Tbs honey
2 Tbs mirin
2 Tbs sake
3 slices of fresh ginger, thin 2″ long slices
2 Tbs flavorless oil
For the bok choy:
1 Bok choy
1 Tbs ginger, finely chopped
1 Tbs garlic, finely chopped
½ cup chicken or vegetable stock
2 Tbs soy sauce
1 Tbs sesame oil
2 Tbs flavorless oil

Chicken teriyaki

Add the soy sauce, honey, mirin, sake and ginger to a saucepan. Stir and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 6-7 minutes. Turn off the heat and remove the ginger.

Fry the chicken thighs in oil until browned and cooked. Add a couple of tablespoons of the teriyaki sauce and reduce the heat.

Chicken teriyaki with braised bok choy Let the sauce thicken and coat the chicken.

Chicken teriyaki with braised bok choy Turn the chicken regularly and add extra bits of sauce.

When the chicken had been nicely coated you can add the remainder of the sauce to heat through and thicken.

Cut the thighs before plating and drizzle with the sauce.

Bok choy

Quarter the bok choy length ways. Soak and rince to remove any grit. Leave to drain.

Take a wide pan with a lid, fry the ginger and garlic in the oil. Add the bok choy, turn up the heat and add the stock. Bring to a boil, cover with the lid and reduce the heat.

Let the bok choy simmer and steam for 6 minutes. Give the bok choy a turn and simmer some more without the lid. Pour in the soy sauce and drizzle the bok choy with sesame oil before plating.

Chicken teriyaki with braised bok choy I served the chicken teriyaki on top of steamed rice and sprinkled it with some furikake. Furikake is a Japanese dry seasoning usually sprinkled on rice. The one I used has seaweed, sesame and horseradish among other ingredients.

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1 comment on Chicken teriyaki with braised bok choy

  1. 14-04-15 10:11 pm

    My husband loves teriyaki sauce but I’ve never made it from scratch before, thanks for this recipe!