Thursday, March 18, 2010

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken
from my sister Chelsea

2 pounds boneless chicken thighs
5-6 green onions
Yoshida's teriyaki sauce (about 2 cups)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon ginger
1-2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

Cut as much fat off of your chicken as you can.  Place in a container.  Mix the remaining ingredients together and pour over the chicken.  Let marinate overnight.  It's best to let it marinate for 24 hours.  When ready, grill chicken and sprinkle toasted sesame seeds over the top.  


{cooks note}

This is such a simple meat to prepare and everyone will love it.  If you can't find Yoshida's sauce (like me) then substitute with soy sauce.  I used Kikkoman's soy sauce.  To me, it tastes less salty.  Start out using 1 cup and go up from there if you think it tastes alright.  You can also add some water to dilute it a bit.  I know a lot of Costco's carry Yoshida's (not mine), so get that if you can.  Also, you can use any cut of chicken you would like, but the wings are full of flavor and fairly cheap. I got a 6.5 pound bag of boneless chicken thighs at Costco for $11.39.  That's roughly $1.75 a pound.  If you buy the one's with the bone on, they are much cheaper. I just don't like dealing with the bone when I have kids to prepare for.

Marinating in the sauce.

Cooking on the grill.  Cooking time will vary.  We cooked these on a grill at the park using charcoal.  I think a gas grill would cook them much faster.  Either way, just watch the meat to determine when you think they are done.

Only cook once on each side.  Don't keep flipping your meat.  This will prevent it from drying out.  

This meat makes everyone happy.  Get ready for summer my friends, it's just around the corner.


Jenna said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Yoshidas sauce, I'm sorry your Costco doesn't carry it! That looks like tasty chicken!

Jennie said...

Looks Delish!! Does chicken breasts work as good? Also, do you sprinkle the sesame seeds before cooking or after? I can't wait to try this!