Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

Basically, this is one of the best recipes I tried for chicken Thighs! The hubster is a big fan of Thighs fried in the normal kerala spices. I love almost anything that has soy sauce in it. Even though this isn't the authentic teriyaki Chicken recipe, I have tried to bring in the authenticity by using ingredients that are in favor of my tastebuds. 

This might sound out of topic, but I hate it when someone has to talk to me while I am jolly good in my kitchen enjoying the spices and other ingredients speak and thrive to bring out the flavors of the dish. When I was a little child, I often wondered why my mother would get mad at me when I intrupted her while cooking, but now I know why! Talking to someone whilst cooking is the last thing I would do. The next time you see someone cook with so much love and silence, always remember, the food that is being prepared is put in with loads of love, and not mere ingredients. I adore my mom's passion to cooking, with which I feel like I have grasped on so much more. The bond between me and mama has grown so much over food that I can't imagine what life would be without being able to discuss food to someone who could understand like I do. Well, basically 90% of what we talk is about food nowdays.. And now I know exactly how being a foodie is in my blood. 

Coming back to Teriyaki Chicken Thighs! Teriyaki was basically invented by the Japanese who settled in Hawaii and it was used as a marinade or brushed over the meat for that glossy finish. 'Teri' means glossy sheen and 'yaki' basically translates to grill/broil. Traditionally the sauce is brushed over the meat along the cooking process. 

Well, in the images, you can find that teriyaki Chicken has been served with steamed Cauliflower, as this was an image captured when the Mister was on a strict keto diet. So it is safe to say, this makes a great keto recipe too. It is low in carb and high in fat.  

Anyhow! Do give this teriyaki Chicken a try. It's the easiest, juiciest, and tastiest chicken marinade recipe you will ever come across! 


  • 4 Large Chicken Thighs skin on
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger paste
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic minced 
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli sauce
  • 2 tsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Green chilli sauce (optional)
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp brown sugar (optional)**
  • 4-5 tsp olive oil

Instructions :

  1. Make a marinade of the above ingredients and apply on the chicken Thighs that has been slit/given cuts. 
  2. Allow to marinate at least for half an hour or preferably overnight. 
  3. Place a pan on heat (you may also use a grill pan) , pour in your olive oil and shallow fry for 8 - 10 minutes and flip and cook for another 8-10 minutes on medium low flame.
  4. You may brush the sauce/ marinade whilst cooking the meat. 

Notes :

  • **Do not use brown sugar if on KETO
  • Do not crowd your pan, brings out more water from the chicken.
  • Do not fry on high, the brown sugar speeds up the caramalization leaving the chicken uncooked. 
  • Feel free to remove skin if you don't like the skin, but remember keeping the skin helps the meat to be tender and juicy even after being cooked well. 
  • You may use white granulated sugar instead of brown sugar. 

Do try this recipe and don't forget to share your experience/feedback with me here in the comments or feel free to send me a mail. Also, do tag me at #taystedit if you try out my recipes on Facebook, Instagram etc so that I can see when you make it. ♡♡♡♡

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