Sunday, June 14, 2015

Teriyaki Chicken, Chicken stir-fry with Broccoli

Teriyaki is a cooking technique used in Japanese cuisine in which the meat is boiled or grilled and glazed with soya sauce, sugar and wine. The word ‘Teri’ stands for shine/glaze, ‘Yaki’ means Boiled/Grilled.
      Sauce is sweet, mildly sour and salty used to marinate the meat or directly in cooking. It does bring the glaze on food after boiled/grilled. In the recipe I’ve used minced garlic which is uncommon in traditional Japanese cuisine. The recipe is stir fried chicken with broccoli and corn starch is used to thicken the sauce. Serve it with hot steamed rice or take a fork, enjoy as it is. What are you looking for? Let's get cooking, Oh, YES! Within 20 minutes recipe :) Happy Cooking. 


1 small head Broccoli, broken into florets
500 gm chicken (boneless)
2 tsp cornstarch
2 tbsp grape wine/rice wine
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/3 cup soya sauce
Salt to taste

For Marinade
1 tsp corn starch
3-4 cloves garlic minced
1 tsp red chili powder
½ tsp black pepper powder (optional)


Step 1: Mix chicken with marinade in a bowl and keep aside for till other things are ready for about 10 to 15 minutes. In a bowl mix 2tsp corn starch with 2 tbsp water and set aside.

Step 2: Heat ½ tbsp oil in a frying pan and stir fry broccoli for a minute or two in high heat and transfer to plate.

Step 3: Bring the same pan to stove top and heat the remaining oil, add marinated chicken, salt and stir fry, ‘Stir’ and ‘Fry’ for 3 to 4 minutes in medium heat as chicken tends to change color, add soya sauce, corn starch mix, sugar, wine and stir until sauce thickens to desired consistency. Add broccoli, stir till well coated in sauce and turn off. Serve with steamed rice and ENjoy!

  • For alcohol free version, substitute wine with 4 tbsp pineapple juice and 1 tbsp vinegar.
  • Authentic Japanese recipe doesn’t use chilli. You may omit for sweet version.