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Classic Japanese Style Chicken Teriyaki

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  Frying chicken 1
  Mirin 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Japanese soy sauce 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Chicken broth 175 Milliliter (3/4 Cup)
  Teriyaki sauce 125 Milliliter (1/2 Cup)
  Sugar 30 Milliliter (2 Tablespoon)
  Cornstarch 4 Teaspoon
  Cold water 30 Milliliter (2 Tablespoon)

To make sauce, warm the mirin in a saucepan over moderate heat.
Off the heat, ignite the mirin with a match, and shake the pan back and forth until the flame dies out.
Stir in the soy sauce and chicken broth and return to the stove.
Bring to the boil.
Pour the sauce into a bowl and cool to room temperature.
Preheat the broiler to its highest point (or hibachi or charcoal grill).
Dip the chicken pieces, one at a time, into the cooled teriyaki sauce.
Broil, skin side up, 3 inches (7-8 cm) from the heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown.
Baste the chicken pieces generously with the sauce again.
Repeat at least 3 times.
To make the glaze, combine 1/2 c. (125 mL) of the cooled sauce and the sugar in another saucepan.
Bring almost to a boil over moderate heat, then reduce the heat to low.
Combine the cornstarch and water and stir into the sauce and sugar mixture.
Cook, stirring constantly, until the glaze thickens to a clear syrup. (Make this glaze after the chicken teriyaki is done because this glaze will harden when it cools.)
Pour teriyaki glaze evenly over the chicken pieces and garnish with dabs of mustard and sprigs of parsley.

Recipe Summary

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 554 Calories from Fat 283

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 31 g48.3%

Saturated Fat 9 g44.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 156.2 mg52.1%

Sodium 2304.6 mg96%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.7%

Dietary Fiber 0.28 g1.1%

Sugars 13.7 g

Protein 41 g81.8%

Vitamin A 5.8% Vitamin C 5.6%

Calcium 2.9% Iron 13.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Classic Japanese Style Chicken Teriyaki Recipe