Super Fast Chicken Thigh and Five Spice Teriyaki

Super Fast Chicken Thigh and Five Spice Teriyaki

I love the smell of five spice powder and teriyaki, so delicious. This dish is made so easily it is great for when you are busy.


Chicken thighs
about 300 g
as needed
☆ Soy sauce
2 to 2 1/2 tablespoons
☆ Mirin
2 tablespoons
☆ Sake
1 tablespoon
☆ Sugar
1/2 - 1 tablespoon
☆ Garlic powder
to taste
☆ Chinese 5-spice powder
1/2 to 1/2 teaspoon


1. Mix together the ☆ ingredients and set them aside.
2. Cut the chicken thighs into your desired size, season them with salt and pepper, and lightly coat in katakuriko. Heat a small amount of oil in a frying pan, and brown the chicken on all sides.
3. When the chicken is evenly browned, add the ☆ ingredients, and cover with a lid. Cook over medium heat.
4. When the meat is cooked through, turn the heat to high and stir until the meat is well coated and the teriyaki takes on its characteristic sheen. The dish is done.

Story Behind this Recipe

Five spice powder doesn't get much use, so I thought I would add it to regular teriyaki. It turned out delicious.