Easy teriyaki chicken served with pan choi and rice

Easy teriyaki chicken

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(91 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4

Try this easy, sticky Asian-style teriyaki chicken for a speedy weeknight supper – it takes just 20 minutes to make! Serve it with sticky rice and steamed greens

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal243
  • fat14g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs11g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre1g
  • protein18g
  • salt1.23g


  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 6 skinless and boneless chicken thighs, sliced



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  • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 thumb-sized piece ginger, grated



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 50g runny honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • 30ml light soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds, to serve
  • 4 spring onions, shredded, to serve
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

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    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • sticky rice, to serve



    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

  • steamed bok choi or spring greens, to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan over a medium heat. Add the chicken and fry for 7 mins, or until golden. Add the garlic and ginger and fry for 2 mins. Stir in the honey, soy sauce, vinegar and 100ml water. Bring to the boil and cook for 2 - 5 mins over a medium heat until the chicken is sticky and coated in a thick sauce. 

  2. Scatter over the spring onions and sesame seeds, then serve the chicken with the rice and steamed veg. 

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Kim Kimmings's picture
Kim Kimmings
5th Jul, 2020
Great! My family loved this. Just allow to bubble longer than stated for the sauce to reduce down. Will definately be using again.
Simon L's picture
Simon L
21st Jun, 2020
A terrible recipe! 100 ml of water in teriyaki chicken???? It's supposed to be a thick sticky sauce, not a watery soup. Advice to all readers- lots of recipes on other sites, all very similar. Avoid this one. Though I'm usually a fan if the BBC good food recipes...
3rd Jun, 2020
I combined all the ingredients, adding some olive oil and coating the chicken in the sauce. I cooked it in the oven. Delicious.
2nd Apr, 2020
Really nice recipe, Kids smashed it. had to reduce the sauce a little longer to get the stickiness. For a family of 4 would recommend more chicken and do an extra sauce in separate pan.
7th Feb, 2020
Followed the recipe to the letter & ended up with chicken in coloured water, which definitely wasn’t sticky!!!!! Shame, as the picture looked delicious!!!
8th Dec, 2019
Great recipe , goes nice and sticky if you reduce the sauce nicely
9th Oct, 2019
Lovely & tasty. I cooked mine for longer to get the sauce to thicken & it did perfectly. Nice & quick tasty recipe. The longest part was cutting the chicken thighs into strips but it’s worth is as the meat is so juicy
Maddiegoodfood's picture
5th Sep, 2019
Delicious and very popular with the kids! Works just as well with Apple Cider Vinegar, and the sauce went lovely, thick and sticky just by cooking it down for a little longer and letting it cool slightly. Will definitely be cooking this again.
27th Aug, 2019
Lovely dish however the only way i could get it to stick to chicken is by adding cornflour
6th Jun, 2019
Ok... nice flavour, but not sticky at all, didn't coat the chicken much
Chris Burnett's picture
Chris Burnett
3rd Aug, 2019
Are the measurements wrong for this as the Sauce was not sticky? the consistency remained very watery
goodfoodteam's picture
9th Aug, 2019
We're sorry to hear your sauce did not thicken sufficiently. We'd suggest cooking for longer to reduce and thicken the sauce.
9th Jun, 2019
Where can I find the recipe for sticky rice?
goodfoodteam's picture
10th Jun, 2019
Thanks for your question. You can find a recipe for four people for sticky rice in the following: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2875679/katsu-pork-with-sticky-rice
Patsy Queen's picture
Patsy Queen
27th Apr, 2020
If your sauce is too watery, then mix 1tbsp cornflour and 1 tbsp of water then mix into sauce, it will thicken it up nicely.
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