Simmered Glossy Teriyaki Chicken

Simmered Glossy Teriyaki Chicken

You only need 3 seasonings for this teriyaki chicken. You don't need to sauté them either; you just simmer. You can quickly make this tender chicken char siu! The key is to use the right sized saucepan. The chicken should fit perfectly!

Ingredients: 1 serving

Chicken thigh
Soy sauce
50 ml
50 ml
30-40 g


1. Measure out 50 ml each of soy sauce and vinegar, and add in the sugar. In the photo, I added 40 g of sugar.
2. Check to see if the butterflied chicken thigh will perfectly fit into the saucepan. Pour the seasoning into the saucepan, put the chicken thigh with the skin-side down, and heat the pan over high heat. Once it comes to a boil, turn the heat down to low immediately, and simmer for about 10 minutes without touching it. *Do not cover with a lid.
3. It will look like this after 10 minutes. Flip over the chicken.
4. Simmer for another 10 minutes.
5. It will bubble like this after 10 minutes.
6. Flip over the chicken once more with the skin-side down and simmer for another 2-3 minutes, being careful not to let it burn, and it's done!
7. Take out the chicken from the pan, let it cool down a little, and then cut. It's so juicy.
8. Top with shredded white leek for an appetizer!!
9. Today, I packed the teriyaki chicken in my husband's bento. I placed them on top of the rice!!

Story Behind this Recipe

This teriyaki chicken has a slightly sweet taste, but thanks to the vinegar, the chicken becomes very tender and refreshing. It's also delicious used for sandwiches!