Chicken Musubi Recipe


Chicken musubi is a delicious and popular Hawaiian dish that combines the flavors of teriyaki chicken and sushi rice. It is a perfect snack or lunch option, and can be enjoyed on its own or paired with a side of salad or miso soup. The combination of tender chicken, sticky rice, and savory teriyaki sauce makes this dish a crowd-pleaser.

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 cups sushi rice
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 4 sheets nori (seaweed)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds


  1. Cook the sushi rice according to the package instructions. Once cooked, let it cool slightly.
  2. In a bowl, marinate the chicken thighs in teriyaki sauce for about 10 minutes.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the marinated chicken thighs and cook for about 5-7 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
  4. Remove the chicken from the skillet and let it rest for a few minutes. Then, slice the chicken into thin strips.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, soy sauce, sesame oil, and sesame seeds to make the sauce.
  6. Take a sheet of nori and place it on a clean surface. Wet your hands with water to prevent sticking, and grab a handful of sushi rice. Press the rice onto the nori, covering about half of the sheet.
  7. Place a few slices of chicken on top of the rice, and drizzle some of the sauce over the chicken.
  8. Using your hands, roll the musubi tightly, starting from the rice-covered side. Wet the end of the nori to seal