Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry
Introduction: Indulge in the irresistible flavors of our Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry, a delightful fusion of tender chicken, vibrant vegetables, and the sweet and savory notes of teriyaki sauce. This quick and easy stir-fry recipe is a feast for the senses, offering a perfect balance of textures and tastes that will leave you craving more. Prepare to embark on a culinary journey that brings the essence of Asian cuisine right to your plate.
For the Teriyaki Sauce:
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons mirin (Japanese rice wine)
- 1 tablespoon honey or brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch (optional, for thickening)
For the Stir-Fry:
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 cups mixed vegetables (broccoli florets, bell peppers, snap peas, carrots), sliced
- 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Sesame seeds, for garnish
- Sliced green onions, for garnish
- Prepare the Teriyaki Sauce:
- In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, mirin, honey or brown sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil, minced garlic, and grated ginger.
- If you prefer a thicker sauce, dissolve cornstarch in a tablespoon of water and add it to the sauce mixture. Mix well and set aside.
- Stir-Fry the Chicken and Vegetables:
- Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
- Add the sliced chicken to the skillet and cook until no longer pink and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
- Sauté the Vegetables:
- In the same skillet, add another tablespoon of vegetable oil if needed.
- Add the sliced onion and minced garlic. Sauté for a minute until fragrant.
- Add the mixed vegetables and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes until they begin to soften but remain crisp. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
- Combine Chicken and Vegetables:
- Return the cooked chicken to the skillet with the sautéed vegetables.
- Add the Teriyaki Sauce:
- Pour the prepared teriyaki sauce over the chicken and vegetables. Stir well to coat everything evenly.
- Finish and Serve:
- Continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly and coats the chicken and vegetables.
- Garnish and Serve:
- Transfer the Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry to serving plates or bowls.
- Sprinkle sesame seeds and sliced green onions on top for a delightful visual and flavor contrast.
- Serve with steamed white or brown rice or noodles for a complete and satisfying meal.
Savor the exquisite blend of flavors and textures in every mouthful of our Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry. This quick and flavorful dish is perfect for busy weeknight dinners or whenever you’re craving a taste of Asian-inspired cuisine.