QUICK AND SIMPLE 5 INGREDIENT TERIYAKI CHICKEN

QUICK AND SIMPLE 5 INGREDIENT TERIYAKI CHICKEN

QUICK AND SIMPLE 5 INGREDIENT TERIYAKI CHICKEN

Super Simple 5 Ingredient Chicken Teriyaki – This recipe is impossibly delicious for how quick and easy it is! Done in under 30 minutes, this chicken will be a new family favorite in your house!

Okay, this is officially the easiest recipe that has ever been posted on the internet. Or written in any cookbook. Or put on YouTube. To reiterate…THIS IS THE EASIEST RECIPE EVER. It only takes five ingredients and twenty minutes to make! The supa short time and craycray few ingredients aren’t what make this recipe so awesome, though…

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What makes it so awesome is how BOMB it tastes despite the few ingredients and short prep/cook time. This juicy chicken tastes like it has been coated in a sauce that’s been simmering away for hours. It definitely doesn’t taste like it was thrown together on your stove top in twenty minutes while simultaneously throwing your dog’s frisbee around the house, keeping your cat away from the vegetables on the counter, and cleaning up the remaining dishes in your sink.

But, alas, that is the exact situation in its truest form, people.

Super Simple 5 Ingredient Chicken Teriyaki – This recipe is impossibly delicious for how quick and easy it is! Done in under 30 minutes, this chicken will be a new family favorite in your house!

It doesn’t sound fancy, it doesn’t sound special, and it doesn’t sound like anything to write home about. I mean, how can a sauce made up of JUST soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and garlic be good enough to rant about for half an hour? Honestly, I can’t really tell you why it’s that delicious…it just is. That simple combination of five ingredients simmering together in your pan just creates the most delicious and flavorful dish.

We don’t add any cornstarch to the sauce, we just let it reduce while the chicken simmers in the flavorful goodness. The result is a sauce with deep, concentrated flavors of soy, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger coating your chicken so beautifully.

Guick and Simple 5 Ingredient Teriyaki Chicken

Ingredients

2 chicken breasts, diced into bite sized cubes
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 cloves garlic
1/4 teaspoon fresh grated ginger (I freeze my ginger so it’s easier to grate and keeps longer)
instructions

Heat a large pan over medium high – high heat while you dice your chicken
Add a bit of vegetable oil to the pan, let it heat for several seconds, and add your chicken
To this, add pepper and a tiny bit of salt (not too much because the soy sauce is high in sodium)
Sear the chicken for just a few minutes to get some golden brown color – do NOT cook the chicken through – it will finish cooking in the sauce
To the chicken, add your other four ingredients, stir to combine, and let everything simmer/boil for several minutes (stirring often) until the sauce has reduced, thickened, and coats the chicken. There shouldn’t be much sauce pooled in the pan once it has reduced
Optional extra toppings include sliced green onions and toasted sesame seeds