Decided to try making some teriyaki chicken last night - all from scratch. One of the tastiest meals I've cooked for myself in a long time.
1) Make your teriyaki sauce. The recipe I used went something like:
* 1/2 cup of soy sauce
* 1/2 cup of mirin
* A tablespoon or two of sugar
* 1/4 cup of rice vinegar (recipe called for sake but I don't have any)
* A generous amount of green onion/scallion stalks
* Put it all in a saucepan and bring it up to a high heat. Once it starts boiling - bring it back down to a simmer so it's just bubbling a bit. Stir occasionally and let it reduce - this is so you get a nice sauce consistency and the ingredients meld together. 30 mins or so
2) Cook your chicken. This is largely up to you but I went with chopped chicken thighs. Popped it onto the frying pan with a bit of oil and let the fats do the work. You'll get a nice fry easy
3) Chicken is done. Now toss in some random veg into the pan. I went with the bottom ends of green onion and orange pepper. It'll get some nice flavors from the chicken oils in the pan.
4) By now your teriyaki should be done. Use a basting brush
to spread the sauce onto the chicken. Just dip it into the saucepan and get a good amount on it. Go ham
5) Eat it idiot
My salad there was romaine, cucumber, red onion, cherry tomatoes and avocado. Dressing was custom made with some sweet oils my parents got me for Christmas.