Seattle Chicken Teriyaki Recipe


Seattle Chicken Teriyaki is a popular dish that combines tender chicken with a sweet and savory teriyaki sauce. This recipe is a delicious and easy way to enjoy this classic dish at home.

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)
  • 1/4 cup sake
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Sliced green onions, for garnish

Instructions: How to Cook Seattle Chicken Teriyaki

  1. Start by preparing the chicken breasts. Pound them to an even thickness for even cooking.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together soy sauce, mirin, sake, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger to make the teriyaki sauce.
  3. Place the chicken breasts in a shallow dish or resealable plastic bag and pour half of the teriyaki sauce over them. Marinate for at least 30 minutes, or overnight for best flavor.
  4. Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade and grill for about 6-7 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
  5. While the chicken is grilling, pour the remaining teriyaki sauce into a small saucepan. In a separate bowl, mix cornstarch and water to make a slurry. Add the slurry to the saucepan and cook over medium heat until the sauce thickens, stirring constantly.
  6. Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes. Slice the chicken and drizzle with the thickened teriyaki sauce.
  7. Garnish with sesame seeds and sliced green onions before serving. Enjoy your homemade Seattle Chicken Teriyaki!
Seattle Chicken Teriyaki Recipe