Chinese-style Teriyaki Chicken


Chinese-style Teriyaki Chicken

Sweet and Savory Chinese Teriyaki Chicken: A Fusion Delight

In Chinese cuisine, the flavors are bold and the dishes are packed with umami. This Chinese-style Teriyaki Chicken recipe combines the best of both worlds, infusing the classic Japanese teriyaki with Chinese influences. Get ready to indulge in a mouthwatering blend of sweet and savory flavors that will leave you craving for more.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

15 minutes

30 minutes

4 servings


Omnivore, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Low-fat


Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, High-fat


While the original Japanese teriyaki is known for its simplicity and delicate flavors, this Chinese adaptation adds a punch of boldness. The Chinese-style Teriyaki Chicken incorporates additional spices and aromatics, resulting in a richer and more complex taste. The sauce is also slightly thicker, coating the chicken with a luscious glaze. We alse have the original recipe for Teriyaki, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 280 kcal / 1172 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 8g, 2g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 20g, 15g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Salt: 2g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine soy sauce, hoisin sauce, honey, rice vinegar, Chinese cooking wine, minced garlic, grated ginger, Chinese five-spice powder, and red pepper flakes (if using). Mix well to make the teriyaki sauce.
  2. 2.
    Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  3. 3.
    Add the chicken pieces to the skillet and cook until browned on all sides, about 5-6 minutes.
  4. 4.
    Pour the teriyaki sauce over the chicken and stir to coat evenly.
  5. 5.
    Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 8-10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened.
  6. 6.
    Remove from heat and garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.
  7. 7.
    Serve the Chinese-style Teriyaki Chicken over steamed rice or noodles.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Chicken thighs — For a healthier option, you can use skinless chicken breast instead of thighs. However, keep in mind that chicken breast tends to be drier, so be careful not to overcook it.
  • Chinese cooking wine (Shaoxing wine) — If you can't find Chinese cooking wine, you can substitute it with dry sherry or mirin.
  • Chinese five-spice powder — If you don't have Chinese five-spice powder, you can make your own by combining equal parts ground cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds, star anise, and Sichuan peppercorns.

Tips & Tricks

  • Marinate the chicken in the teriyaki sauce for at least 30 minutes or overnight for more intense flavors.
  • For a spicier kick, add extra red pepper flakes or a drizzle of chili oil.
  • To achieve a glossy finish, brush the chicken with additional teriyaki sauce while cooking.
  • Customize the dish by adding your favorite vegetables such as bell peppers, broccoli, or snap peas.
  • For a complete meal, serve the Chinese-style Teriyaki Chicken with a side of steamed bok choy or stir-fried vegetables.

Serving advice

Serve the Chinese-style Teriyaki Chicken hot over steamed rice or noodles. Garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds for added freshness and texture. Pair it with a side of stir-fried vegetables or a crisp salad to complete the meal.

Presentation advice

Arrange the Chinese-style Teriyaki Chicken on a platter, drizzling any remaining sauce over the top. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and garnish with a few whole green onions for an elegant touch. Serve with steamed rice or noodles on the side for a visually appealing and appetizing presentation.