Thursday, March 13, 2014

Chicken Teriyaki

Its  just one of those times  when I get a craving to eat something  sweet and sour. Also, as always  I want to speed up family dinners. This is just the recipe for that. Now chicken teriyaki is a japanese dish known for its sweet an smoky flavour and shiny appearance. Typically a chicken teriyaki is made with soy sauce and mirin. Mirin is a slightly sweet wine that gives the smoky and sweet flavour. After searching several recipes, I came up with a perfect full proof halal chicken teriyaki with no use of any alcohol but a beautiful sweet, smoky and sour flavour. Now, ‘teri’ means to shine and ‘yaki’ means to cook on a griddle or grill. An original chicken teriyaki wont use spring onions or ginger, but  this is the way  I like. So you could call this recipe a spicy indo-japanese chicken teriyaki my style. Trust me you will love it. Serve it some rice. I like to serve it with some spicy schezwan  rice, just because I love it all hot n spicy ;) would inshAllah soon post a recipe for the schezwan rice.
Do try it and give me some feedback guys. Always love to hear it from you.

  1.        Chicken – 500 gms, boneless, cut into cubes
  2.        Ginger-  1.5 tablespoons, chopped
  3.        Garlic- 2 tbsp, chopped
  4.        Spring onions- 5, whites and greens chopped separately
  5.        Salt- to taste
  6.      .  Black pepper- to taste
  7.        Oil -2-3 tbsp or as required

Sauce :
  1.        Dark soy sauce-  2-3 tbsp
  2.        Vinegar- 2 tbsp
  3.        Hoisin sauce- 2 tbsp
  4.        Honey- 1.5 tbsp
  5.        Barbecue sauce – 2 tsp (optional)
  6.        Red chilli sauce- 1 tbsp (optional)

  1.       Dark soy sauce- 1 tbsp
  2.       Vinegar- 1 tbsp
  3.    Brown sugar- 2 tsp
  4.    Black Pepper- 1 tsp
  5.      Salt – to taste

  1.        Marinate the cubed chicken with the ingredients of the marinade. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  2.        Heat oil in a wok. Add the marinated chicken pieces and stir fry till the chicken  is slightly caramelised and tender. Drain the chicken pieces on an  absorbent paper.
  3.        In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the sauce.
  4.        Heat  the same oil and add the chopped ginger, garlic and whites of spring onions. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes till the ginger and garlic gets cooked and the onions are translucent.
  5.        Add the chicken pieces.
  6.        Add the ingredients  for the sauce  and cook till the  gravy is thick and shiny.
  7.        Add the spring onion greens.
  8.        Serve hot. 

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