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Jun 21 2010

Orange-Infused Teriyaki Chicken

Published by at 10:59 pm under Cooking at Home,Japanese

Did we capture your attention yet? Good. One of my all-time favorite dishes which I find comforting and always satisfying is teriyaki, whether it be with chicken or beef. It’s just one of those simple meals that come with rice, veggies, and a side of grilled meat that is beautifully glazed with a teriyaki sauce. The sweet soy sauce flavors up the entire dish so you don’t need to add anything else to enjoy the meal. We made a teriyaki sauce that is infused with orange, garlic, and ginger and brushed it on top of our grilled chicken. It’s a perfect weeknight meal that also welcomes leftovers for the following day. It’s an easy recipe we created that will yield a nice batch of teriyaki sauce that you can pour on anything you want. So to my friends who keep complaining we post too many complicated dishes, this is for you. :)

In a saucepan, combine 4 sliced garlic cloves, 1 tbsp sliced ginger root, 1/4 cup mirin, 1 1/4 cup soy sauce, and 1 cup packed brown sugar.

In a saucepan, combine 4 sliced garlic cloves, 1 tbsp sliced ginger root, 1/4 cup mirin, 1 1/4 cup soy sauce, and 1 cup packed brown sugar.

Next, add 1 sliced orange. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes on low heat. Then, remove the orange slices. If you want to gain more orange flavor, use a wooden spoon to squeeze some juices out before discarding. Another option is to use orange juice or squeeze an orange into the sauce instead of putting in the slices (although it makes for a great photo op!).

Next, add 1 sliced orange. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes on low heat. Then, remove the orange slices. If you want to gain more orange flavor, use a wooden spoon to squeeze some juices out before discarding. Another option is to use orange juice or squeeze an orange into the sauce instead of putting in the slices (although it makes for a great photo op!).

Meanwhile, grill the chicken - either in a pan like we did, or on a grill.

Meanwhile, grill the chicken - either in a pan like we did, or on a grill.

In a bowl, mix together 1/2 cup water and 3 tbsp cornstarch to make a slurry. Then slowly pour in the mixture to the saucepan and bring back to a boil and then simmer for 5 minutes over low heat until sauce thickens. Remove from heat and let cool and the sauce will continue to thicken. Be careful not to cook it too long or it will burn and become bitter.

In a bowl, mix together 1/2 cup water and 3 tbsp cornstarch to make a slurry. Then slowly pour in the mixture to the saucepan and bring back to a boil and then simmer for 5 minutes over low heat until sauce thickens. Remove from heat and let cool and the sauce will continue to thicken. Be careful not to cook it too long or it will burn and become bitter.

Brush the chicken with the Orange-Infused Teriyaki Sauce and serve with your favorite vegetables and rice. We prefer brown rice. :) The consistency was perfect and the flavor had a nice hint of orange and ginger.  This is a perfect glaze to go on top of meat that you don't have time to marinate or unsure of how to season. Since teriyaki in general is so popular, you'll be sure to please yourself and those who get to try your cooking. Enjoy the recipe!

Brush the chicken with the Orange-Infused Teriyaki Sauce and serve with your favorite vegetables and rice. We prefer brown rice. :) The consistency was perfect and the flavor had a nice hint of orange and ginger. This is a perfect glaze to go on top of meat that you don't have time to marinate or unsure of how to season. Since teriyaki in general is so popular, you'll be sure to please yourself and those who get to try your cooking. Enjoy the recipe!

To view or print-out this recipe, click here: Orange-Infused Teriyaki Chicken

37 responses so far

37 Responses to “Orange-Infused Teriyaki Chicken”

  1. Sandyon 21 Jun 2010 at 11:05 pm

    This almost looked like a recipe where I had all the ingredients! But not quite yet- Damn mirin! Lol.

    However, this does look very easy to make. Thanks for that!

  2. cessy831on 21 Jun 2010 at 11:24 pm

    the plating is so cute and colorful!

  3. tigerfishon 22 Jun 2010 at 1:21 am

    Is there other use for the sauce? The pot of sauce sounds so good even after doing good to the chicken.

  4. Belinda @zomppaon 22 Jun 2010 at 4:41 am

    You caught my attention! Looks amazing.

  5. bunkycookson 22 Jun 2010 at 6:16 am

    I love this sauce! I am sure it is delicious served over the chicken and with the rice and veggies. Yum! :)
    .-= bunkycooks´s last blog ..Turkey Cutlets with a Marsala and Mascarpone Sauce and a Minor Accident! =-.

  6. Cookin' Canuckon 22 Jun 2010 at 6:22 am

    I’m imagining myself licking every last bit of this beautiful sauce off of my fingers. What a wonderful meal!

  7. penny aka jeroxieon 22 Jun 2010 at 6:26 am

    Oh YUM! Shall have to add orange next time I make this dish. Lovely sweetness it adds.
    .-= penny aka jeroxie´s last blog ..Round up #4 – International Noodles Incident Party =-.

  8. copekaton 22 Jun 2010 at 7:05 am

    My boys LOVE teriyaki so I will surprise them with this later in the week. One question: Did you use boneless, skinless chicken thighs? It just doesn’t look like chicken breast in the skillet, which is fine by me as I prefer to use chicken thighs for dishes like this.

  9. Kristi Rimkuson 22 Jun 2010 at 7:14 am

    I love the addition of orange. Terrific idea, and you’re right. Teriyaki is one of my favorite go-to meals.
    .-= Kristi Rimkus´s last blog ..Light and Lemony Fruit Dip =-.

  10. Danicaon 22 Jun 2010 at 7:58 am

    Beautiful pictures! One of my favorite goto easy dishes. I never thought of infusing it with orange – I like the idea :)
    .-= Danica´s last blog ..CEiMB ~ Chicken Paella with Sausage & Olives! =-.

  11. thefoodaddictson 22 Jun 2010 at 8:09 am

    We used boneless, skinless chicken thighs.

  12. anncooon 22 Jun 2010 at 9:03 am

    Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe. I really love the sauce, looks good!
    .-= anncoo´s last blog ..Spaghetti with Smoked Salmon and Prawns =-.

  13. Cooking with Kaiton 22 Jun 2010 at 9:32 am

    You definitely caught my attention with the title and the photo. WOW! That looks amazing and it sounds so flavorful.
    .-= Cooking with Kait´s last blog ..Stuffed Morel Mushrooms and Giveaway =-.

  14. supattraon 22 Jun 2010 at 9:35 am

    nice one..

  15. Maryon 22 Jun 2010 at 11:08 am

    Woah! This looks incredible!

    xxMK
    Delightful Bitefuls
    .-= Mary´s last blog ..Peanut Butter, Banana & Chocolate Chip Cookies =-.

  16. Altaon 22 Jun 2010 at 12:09 pm

    This is gorgeous! I too live teriyaki – could lick the plate clean after this!
    .-= Alta´s last blog ..Guest Post at Ginger Lemon Girl – Quick & Easy Gluten-Free =-.

  17. Ruthon 22 Jun 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Love the sauce! It’s terrific w/ salmon fillets too!!

  18. Nancy Ilandon 22 Jun 2010 at 4:35 pm

    YUM!!!
    what time is dinner??? this looks fabulous!!! I will be making it soon!!!
    XO
    Nancy

  19. Lisa { AuthenticSuburbanGourmet }on 22 Jun 2010 at 9:45 pm

    That sauce sounds amazing and I bet it taste as good as it looks!
    .-= Lisa { AuthenticSuburbanGourmet }´s last blog ..{ Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Ice Cream } =-.

  20. graceon 23 Jun 2010 at 2:20 am

    any entree containing that much brown sugar is welcome in my belly. and amen. :)
    .-= grace´s last blog ..three cheers for leftovers… =-.

  21. 5 Star Foodieon 23 Jun 2010 at 9:08 pm

    wow, the orange-infused teriyaki sauce sounds amazing! Very yummy!
    .-= 5 Star Foodie´s last blog ..Cod Grilled in Foil with Ariosto Seasoning =-.

  22. Iron Chef Shellieon 23 Jun 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Sounds and looks amazing!
    I can’t wait to give this recipe a go, thanks for sharing it! =D
    .-= Iron Chef Shellie´s last blog ..Product Review: Bakers Delight – Passionfruit and White Chocolate Scones =-.

  23. Kevin (Closet Cooking)on 24 Jun 2010 at 11:03 am

    That is some tasty looking chicken teriyaki!

  24. Joanneon 24 Jun 2010 at 11:18 am

    I love how the teriyaki sauce acts as both a marinade and as a sauce to spoon over the veggies and rice…that’s what makes this such a great meal! Gorgeous photos!
    .-= Joanne´s last blog ..Sweet Corn and Wild Mushroom Soup =-.

  25. Katie @ Cozydeliciouson 24 Jun 2010 at 12:41 pm

    This looks so yummy and colorful! My husband is a huge fan of teriyaki and would love an orange flavored version!

  26. noobcookon 24 Jun 2010 at 10:59 pm

    the glistening sauce looks sooo inviting … love home made teriyaki sauce :)
    .-= noobcook´s last blog ..Blueberry Muffins =-.

  27. A Canadian Foodieon 25 Jun 2010 at 5:40 am

    I really appreciate the step-by-step photos and detailed instructions. This recipe sounds really delicious and these are flavours I love – and, it looks failrly straightforward to make!. I am filing this away and will definitely make it for the next get together I have with my girlfriends. It would be too sweet for my husband – and he doesn’t like ginger. Beautiful photos.
    :)
    Valerie
    .-= A Canadian Foodie´s last blog ..Sous Vide Pulled Pork =-.

  28. JJon 25 Jun 2010 at 8:40 am

    I made this last night & I have to say this teriyaki sauce was the best I’ve ever made. I was out of ginger, but had a little ginger powder left so I threw that in. I served the chicken over rice and threw some grilled asparagus on the side, not only a beautiful plate but it was delicious!! Thanks for a great recipe that will definitely go into my permanent file.

  29. thefoodaddictson 25 Jun 2010 at 11:33 am

    Hi JJ! Yay, someone made the teriyaki sauce! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!! I actually was very happy with the results of the sauce too, and will be making it again in the future. You may also want to freeze the leftover sauce and use it for another meal – like perhaps with grilled salmon. Yum. Thanks again for using this recipe!

  30. Jessicaon 25 Jun 2010 at 7:37 pm

    I love this! I’ve been looking for a new recipe to add to my weekday menu and this one is a winner. Fast, easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  31. Chrison 26 Jun 2010 at 5:45 am

    I have to try this out but on the grill. The orange teriyaki sounds exceptionally good.

    Incredibly arranged plating, simply gorgeous.
    .-= Chris´s last blog ..Creole Pork Tenderloin and Grits =-.

  32. Magic of Spiceon 29 Jun 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Gorgeous dish! Infusions are so lovely!
    .-= Magic of Spice´s last blog ..Whats for Dinner Grilled Pizza with Lemon Balm and Pineapple Mint Pesto =-.

  33. Carol Egberton 11 Jul 2010 at 2:28 pm

    I love the zip that orange brings to almost everything. Living in Sicily with loads of blood oranges at the market was inspiring. I look forward to trying this recipe, thanks.
    .-= Carol Egbert´s last blog ..Pepper and Scallion Refrigerator Pickles =-.

  34. emjayayon 11 Jan 2011 at 9:30 am

    Yeah, what the heck, if you don’t have ginger root you could throw in some chopped up candied ginger (reduce the brown sugar) or like someone said, ground ginger, or even in a real squeeze, maybe you have some ginger ale to substitute for the 1/2 cup of water!

    Also, classic teryaki sauce might have some sake in it. Don’t worry, the alchohol will evaporate in the cooking. Maybe reduce the soy sauce by the amount of sake. That much regular soy sauce contains a lot of salt anyway. Use a reduced salt version.

    No fresh garlic? Garlic in a jar is a reasonable substitute, or powdered a less reasonable substitute. If you don’t feel like waiting to shop for exact recipe items, sometimes you might want to go with substitutes, like the recipe suggestion for orange juice (or straight concentrate) if you don’t have an orange. Have a tangerine instead? Orange extract? Orange jam? Go for it.

    Mirin is a sweetened rice wine, so you could just substitute sake for it if that’s what you have, with maybe some more sugar.

  35. Kevin (BBQ Smoker Site)on 21 Jul 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Would the inclusion of 5 Spice Powder wreck this recipe? I love it with orange infused sauces…
    Kevin (BBQ Smoker Site)´s last [type] ..Best Selling Weber Grill – Weber One-Touch Gold

  36. thefoodaddictson 22 Jul 2011 at 6:37 am

    Hi Kevin,

    I think the addition of 5 spice would be great. We always encourage our readers to think outside the box. Let us know how it turns out.

    Cheers,

    Daniel

  37. mayaraon 26 Apr 2012 at 2:42 pm

    hi, i loved your recipe, but i ve a litlle problem
    i´m from brazil and i dont know waht is mirin…
    is anything else i could change it??
    thanks

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