Quintessence Chicken Teriyaki Recipe


Quintessence Chicken Teriyaki is a delicious and flavorful Japanese dish that combines tender chicken with a sweet and savory teriyaki sauce. This recipe is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or for impressing guests at a dinner party. The chicken is marinated in a homemade teriyaki sauce and then grilled to perfection, resulting in juicy and flavorful meat. Serve it with steamed rice and a side of vegetables for a complete and satisfying meal.

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 1/4 cup sake
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Sliced green onions, for garnish


  1. In a bowl, whisk together soy sauce, mirin, sake, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger to make the teriyaki sauce.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a shallow dish and pour the teriyaki sauce over them. Make sure the chicken is well coated. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes, or up to overnight in the refrigerator.
  3. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Remove the chicken from the marinade, reserving the sauce for later use.
  5. Brush the grill grates with vegetable oil to prevent sticking.
  6. Grill the chicken for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  7. While the chicken is grilling, pour the reserved teriyaki sauce into a small saucepan and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for a few minutes until slightly thickened.
  8. Once