Sweet and Salty Juicy Bone-In Chicken

Sweet and Salty Juicy Bone-In Chicken

It's my mom's Christmas recipe. For me, Christmas chicken doesn't mean roasted chicken, but this teriyaki chicken.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Bone-in chicken leg
4 (1 kg)
1 clove
Soy sauce
50 ml
100 ml
100 ml
1 tablespoon
Butter (for finishing)
1 tablespoon


1. Heat a non-stick pan over high heat and place the chicken, skin side down and brown nicely (It cooks in the fat that renders from the skin).
2. When the skin is nicely brown, flip the chicken and brown the other side. Wipe excess fat with paper towels and add smashed garlic and all other seasonings. Add 100 ml of water, cover with a lid, and simmer for about 30 minutes.
3. It's fully cooked when you pierce the chicken with a skewer or fork and clear juice runs out. Baste the chicken by ladling the cooking juices over the chicken and continue to simmer until the liquid thickens slightly. You can add butter at the end.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is my mom's recipe, though she didn't use garlic...