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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Chicken Teriyaki (AirFried or PanFried) 日式照烧酱炸鸡

I always keep a bottle of teriyaki sauce in my fridge. It taste good and can be added in any dishes like fish, chicken, pork or even stir fry vegetables and mushrooms. And, this is one of it....Chicken Teriyaki. 

I normally cook this in Tefal Actifry but when I'm lazy to wash the fryer, I just pan-fry in a skillet. I used to order chicken teriyaki for my boy when we were eating out in Japanese restaurant but most of the restaurant served the dry and stiff chicken, deep fried with tons of oil in it. I wonder why they want to add so much oil in the food while it can be cooked in a more healthy way? less oil at least? 


Boneless Chicken Leg
Oil for cooking


Teriyaki Sauce

Garlic Pepper

Corn Starch

Soy Sauce


1. Add seasoning to the chicken. Marinate at least 30 minutes or overnight.

Cook in Tefal Actifry:

2. Lightly grease the fryer's pan. Place the chicken (skin down) on the pan. Gently press to flatten.
3. Cook for 6 minutes. Baste the chicken with some teriyaki sauce then flip over.
4. Baste the other side of the chicken with some teriyaki sauce. Cook for another 6 minutes or until cook through.

Photo updated 10 June 2015, AirFried Teriyaki Chicken Wing

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Cook in skillet/ frying pan:
5. Heat oil in a skillet, place the chicken (skin down) and cook until almost cook through.
6. Flip over and drizzle some teriyaki sauce. Cook until cook through. Serve immediately with steamed rice.

Tips for juicy chicken teriyaki: 
1. Use fresh chicken, not frozen.
2. Do not overcook the chicken.

Updated 14 January 2016

It's been a long time I never buy Teriyaki sauce from the store. I made my own using just 4 simple ingredients. It's tastier compared to the store bought one! 

Here's the recipe for 1 chicken leg.


1/2 tbsp Sugar

1 tbsp Japanese Soy Sauce

1/2 tbsp Mirin

1/2 tbsp Sake

Mix all sauce ingredients and boneless chicken leg in a bowl.
Cover and marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight in the fridge.
If marinate less than 2 hours, use a fork, prick the meat before add in seasoning.

Pan fry the meat as directed above.

This is the recess food that I prepared for my son.
I marinate the chicken a day before, pan fried the chicken in the morning. :) 

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