December 24, 2021

Easiest Chicken Teriyaki


Try Easiest Chicken Teriyaki from the new cookbook, No-Recipe Recipes.

“You don’t need a proper teriyaki sauce to make chicken teriyaki, and you needn’t marinate the chicken in it for hours and hours. Just go fast and joyful.”


  • Rice
  • Soy sauce
  • Brown sugar
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Chicken thighs
  • Scallions
  • Sesame seeds



  1. Set a pot of rice cooking. Combine about a half cup of soy sauce, a tablespoon of brown sugar, some grated garlic and ginger and a little ground cinnamon, and then heat until the sugar dissolves. Put a couple tablespoons of the mixture in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Dress some chicken thighs in the rest of the sauce and then quickly broil or grill until crisp at the edges and soft within. That happens rather more quickly than you’d think.
  3. Serve over the rice, drizzled with the reserved sauce and dusted or sprinkled with a load of chopped scallions and a drift of sesame seeds.

Tip: This is fast food, essentially; to make it even more so, I most often use boneless, skinless chicken thighs.


David Malosh


Reprinted from The New York Times Cooking No-Recipe Recipes