This easy homemade teriyaki sauce one-ups the bottled versions. The fresh bite of ginger and the onion allure of scallions cut the sweet richness of the sauce. Slideshow:  More Chicken Recipes 

Scott Hocker
April 2014

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Recipe Summary

active:
35 mins
total:
45 mins
Yield:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine the soy sauce, sugar, ginger, sesame seeds, scallions, garlic and sesame oil. Add the chicken pieces and marinate at least 1 hour and up to 8 hours.

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  • Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. Grill the chicken over moderately high heat, turning occasionally, until the chicken is lightly charred and cooked through, about 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a work surface and let rest for 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring the teriyaki marinade to a boil. Cook for 1 minute. Serve the chicken with the teriyaki sauce on the side.

Make Ahead

The marinated chicken can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 8 hours before cooking. Bring to room temperature before grilling.

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