Teriyaki with a Russian Twist


Teriyaki with a Russian Twist

Russian-inspired Teriyaki Delight

In the context of Russian cuisine, this recipe takes the classic Japanese teriyaki and adds a unique twist to create a delightful fusion dish. The combination of sweet and savory flavors, tender meat, and a touch of Russian influence will surely impress your taste buds.

Jan Dec

40 minutes

15 minutes

55 minutes

4 servings


Pescatarian, Gluten-free, Dairy-free (if sour cream is omitted), Low-carb, High-protein

Soy, Dairy

Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Nut-free, Egg-free


While the original Japanese teriyaki is known for its simplicity and use of soy sauce, this Russian-inspired version incorporates traditional Russian ingredients and flavors. The addition of sour cream and dill gives the dish a creamy and herbaceous twist, making it a perfect blend of Japanese and Russian culinary traditions. We alse have the original recipe for Teriyaki, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 320 kcal / 1340 KJ
  • Fat: 12g (Saturated Fat: 4g)
  • Carbohydrates: 20g (Sugars: 18g)
  • Protein: 32g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, minced garlic, and grated ginger. Mix well to create the teriyaki marinade.
  2. 2.
    Place the chicken thighs in a shallow dish and pour the teriyaki marinade over them. Ensure the chicken is well coated. Cover the dish and let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or overnight for maximum flavor.
  3. 3.
    Heat a drizzle of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade, reserving the marinade for later use.
  4. 4.
    Cook the chicken thighs in the skillet for about 5-6 minutes per side, or until they are cooked through and nicely browned. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  5. 5.
    In the same skillet, pour in the reserved teriyaki marinade and bring it to a simmer. Cook for a few minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
  6. 6.
    Reduce the heat to low and stir in the sour cream and chopped dill. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. 7.
    Return the cooked chicken thighs to the skillet and coat them with the creamy teriyaki sauce. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  8. 8.
    Serve the Russian-inspired teriyaki hot, garnished with extra chopped dill. Enjoy!

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.
  • Rice vinegar — If you don't have rice vinegar, you can substitute it with apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar.
  • Sour cream — Opt for full-fat sour cream to achieve a creamy and rich texture in the sauce.
  • Fresh dill — If you're not a fan of dill, you can replace it with parsley or chives for a milder herb flavor.
  • Soy sauce — Use low-sodium soy sauce if you prefer to reduce the sodium content of the dish.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a smoky flavor, you can grill the marinated chicken thighs instead of cooking them in a skillet.
  • If you prefer a thicker sauce, you can mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water and add it to the simmering sauce.
  • Serve the Russian-inspired teriyaki with steamed rice or buckwheat for a complete meal.
  • Feel free to add some vegetables like bell peppers, onions, or broccoli to the skillet while cooking the chicken for added color and nutrition.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Serving advice

Serve the Russian-inspired teriyaki hot, accompanied by a generous portion of steamed rice or buckwheat. Garnish with extra chopped dill for a fresh and vibrant touch. This dish pairs well with a side of pickled vegetables or a simple cucumber salad.

Presentation advice

Arrange the chicken thighs on a serving platter and drizzle the creamy teriyaki sauce over them. Sprinkle some additional chopped dill on top for an appealing presentation. Serve with a side of steamed rice or buckwheat and garnish with a sprig of fresh dill for an elegant touch.