Today I will prepare for dinner the easiest teriyaki chicken recipe, a real treat, in which I will play a little with the flavours and ingredients. I will bring to my plate the tastes and spices of Asia on a typical Italian side dish, namely tagliatelle.

I will use commercially bought teriyaki sauce in this recipe, but I will enrich its flavour by adding some extra ingredients such as ginger or bamboo shoots. It is not a difficult recipe, in my opinion, anyone can make it and even customize it to their own taste.

If you don’t want to cook chicken today, I recommend the king prawn noodles recipe, another Asian recipe in which I used teriyaki sauce.

But let’s start with the ingredients!

Ingredients

I chose to use chicken drumsticks because I had them in the fridge, but you can also use chicken thighs or chicken breast. But because I have a few chicken wings left from another recipe, I put them on as well, but the basic idea is that I used about 750 g.

Easiest Teriyaki Chicken Recipe-Chicken Drumsticks and Wings

Asian flavours are present through the 180 g teriyaki sauce, about 100 g bamboo shoots and a little black soy sauce, about three tablespoons.

Easiest Teriyaki Chicken Recipe-Teriyaki Sauce, Soy Sauce and Bamboo Shoots

And to be the complete recipe, we add some vegetables such as two shallots, half a kapia pepper, half a leek, three cloves of garlic, one hot chilli pepper and a little ginger, about 25 grams. I will also use some Chesnut mushrooms about 250 grams and let’s not forget a few sprigs of spring onions that we will use at the end for decoration.

Easiest Teriyaki Chicken Recipe-Mushrooms, Garlic, Kapia Pepper, Spring Onion, Leek, Shallots, Chilli Pepper and Ginger

Preparing the Ingredients

I start with the chicken legs that I left with the skin on because I like the taste of fried skin and I think it offers a touch of flavour. After I wiped them with a paper towel, I seasoned with sea salt and freshly ground pepper and sprinkled them with a spoonful of flour.

Easiest Teriyaki Chicken Recipe-Seasoned and Floured Chicken Drumsticks and Wings

We wash the vegetables and peel them, then chop them finely, starting with the prawns, garlic, ginger, chilli pepper and leek.

Easiest Teriyaki Chicken Recipe-Chopped Garlic, Kapia Pepper, Leek, Shallots and Ginger

I dusted the mushrooms with a brush and then sliced them, and the bamboo buds that were already cut into sticks, I cut them into smaller pieces.

Easiest Teriyaki Chicken Recipe-Sliced Mushrooms and Bamboo Shoots

How to Make the Easiest Teriyaki Chicken Recipe?

To give you an idea of how I want to make this recipe, I tell you that I will first fry the chicken drumsticks, put them aside, then fry the vegetables, put the legs back and simmer them all together.

So first heat two tablespoons of oil in a pan and fry the chicken drumsticks, until they catch a crust and turn a golden colour.

Easiest Teriyaki Chicken Recipe-Frying Chicken Drumsticks and Wings

Remove the drumsticks and put them aside, while in the same pan we put a tablespoon of olive oil and a tablespoon of butter to melt.

Easiest Teriyaki Chicken Recipe-Melting Butter in the Pan

After the butter has melted, add the chopped ingredients to the frying pan and fry over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

Easiest Teriyaki Chicken Recipe-Frying Chopped Garlic, Shallots, Chilli and Ginger

After frying them for two or three minutes, add the chopped kapia pepper and fry for another three minutes over medium heat.

Easiest Teriyaki Chicken Recipe-Frying Chopped Garlic, Kapia Pepper, Leek, Shallots and Ginger

Season with a teaspoon of sea salt and add three teaspoons of black soy sauce and then put back the chicken drumsticks.

Easiest Teriyaki Chicken Recipe-Fried Chicken Drumsticks and Wings Over the Frying Vegetables

Add two cups of water and simmer for about twenty minutes, if you want you can put a lid on top to keep the flavours inside and to make it faster.

Easiest Teriyaki Chicken Recipe-Pouring Water on Fried Chicken Drumsticks and Wings

Now we can add the sliced mushrooms and cook them for another ten minutes until the mushrooms soften a little.

Easiest Teriyaki Chicken Recipe-Sliced Mushrooms in the Pan Over the Chicken Drumsticks

Next, come the bamboo shoots and teriyaki sauce. The bamboo shoots should not cook too long because they should remain slightly crispy.

Easiest Teriyaki Chicken Recipe-Sliced Bamboo Shoots On Simering Chicken Drumsticks
Easiest Teriyaki Chicken Recipe-Teriyaki Sauce on Frying Chicken Drumsticks

Simmer for another five minutes without lid and that’s it the easiest teriyaki chicken recipe, ready to serve.

Easiest Teriyaki Chicken Recipe-Ready to Serve

Serving This Dish

As I said, we will serve this dish with tagliatelle pasta, which we previously boiled in salted water, and on top, we sprinkled with chopped spring onions.

Easiest Teriyaki Chicken Recipe-Served on Plate With Tagliatelle and With Chopped Spring Onions

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Easiest Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Japanese
Diet: Halal, Low Fat
Keyword: easiest teriyaki chicken, easiest teriyaki chicken recipe, teriyaki chicken, teriyaki chicken recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 3 portions
Calories: 514kcal
Author: Laci
Today I will prepare for dinner the easiest teriyaki chicken recipe, a real treat, in which I will play a little with the flavours and ingredients. I will bring to my plate the tastes and spices of Asia on a typical Italian side dish, namely tagliatelle.
Print Recipe

Equipment

  • cooking pan

Ingredients

  • 750 g chicken drumsticks
  • 250 g chesnut mushrooms
  • 25 g ginger
  • 3 pieces garlic cloves
  • 1 piece chilli pepper
  • 2 pieces shallots about 45 g
  • 1/2 piece sweet Kapia pepper
  • 3 pieces spring onions
  • 1/2 piece leek
  • 100 g bamboo shoots
  • 3 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce black
  • 180 g teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tbsp butter unsalted
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt kosher
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper freshly ground
  • 2 cup warm water

Instructions

  • I wiped the chicken drumsticks with a paper towel, I seasoned with sea salt and freshly ground pepper and sprinkled them with a spoonful of flour. Wash the vegetables and peel them, then chop them finely, starting with the prawns, garlic, ginger, chilli pepper and leek. Dusted the mushrooms with a brush and then sliced them, and the bamboo buds that were already cut into sticks, cut into smaller pieces.
  • Heat two tablespoons of oil in a pan and fry the chicken drumsticks, until they catch a crust and turn a golden colour. Remove the drumsticks and put them aside, while in the same pan put a tablespoon of olive oil and the butter to melt. Add the chopped ingredients and fry over medium heat, stirring occasionally. After frying them for two or three minutes, add the chopped kapia pepper and fry for another three minutes. Season with sea salt, add the black soy sauce and then put back the chicken drumsticks.
  • Add two cups of water and simmer for about twenty minutes, if you want you can put a lid on top to keep the flavours inside and to make it faster. Now we can add the sliced mushrooms and cook them for another ten minutes until the mushrooms soften a little. Next, come the bamboo shoots and teriyaki sauce. Simmer for another five minutes without lid and that’s it!
  • We will serve this dish with tagliatelle pasta, which we previously boiled in salted water, and on top, we sprinkled with chopped spring onions.

Notes

You can use instead of chicken drumsticks, chicken thighs or chicken breast fillet.
Chestnut mushrooms can be replaced with other types of mushrooms.

Nutrition

Calories: 514kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 5057mg | Potassium: 1098mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1088IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 4mg