Monday, November 28, 2011

Chicken with Teriyaki Hoisin Sauce

Chicken with Teriyaki Hoisin Sauce recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

To quote Jenn, this post is truly all about the sauce. I needed teriyaki sauce for a meal I wanted to make, so I went straight to the queen of sauces. If Jenn ever writes a sauce cookbook, I will be first in line to buy it. This sauce was perfect. It was the best teriyaki sauce I've ever tasted.

My note: The recipe below makes a very small amount of sauce. Even though it turned out to be plenty for the amount of chicken that I made, I will probably double it next time. 

Teriyaki Hoisin Sauce
recipe adapted from Jenn's Food Journey
(printable recipe)

3 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon Hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 teaspoons arrowroot starch or cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

In a small saucepan, whisk all the ingredients together until well combined. Bring everything to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer just until the sauce thickens. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

To Cook the Chicken:

1 1/2 lbs chicken (white or dark meat), diced into  bite size pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
kosher salt
freshly cracked black pepper
granulated garlic

In a skillet, over medium high heat, warm the oil and add the chicken pieces. Season with salt, pepper and garlic. Cook the chicken until the meat is no longer pink, turning the pieces as needed. When the meat is cooked through, place in a small bowl and pour the above teriyaki sauce on top. Toss thoroughly to coat. Enjoy!

Chicken with Teriyaki Hoisin Sauce recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen


  1. Nice Japanese Chinese sauce fusion. This sauce sounds quite similar to char siew sauce which is absolutely awesome

  2. Thanks for the wonderful plug, Mary! You are fantastic for my ego :) Maybe one of these days I'll actually put my sauces into a book. It always seems like fun until you sit down to do the daunting task of putting them all together!!
    Glad you enjoyed this one :)

  3. That looks very tasty. I didn't eat chicken for a long time because I just got sick of it. Now I am starting to eat it again.

  4. I have to write this down asap. We have no good Asian restaurants around these parts, and we get the cravings often. This is an area of cooking I haven't explored enough, thanks for the recipe. Would this go over rice? Or how would you serve this?

  5. Sue, you could definitely serve this over rice. I hope you love it as much as I did. I'm very new to this type of cooking as well, but I plan to try several more Asian recipes this year. I'm loving all the new-to-me flavors!

  6. The sauce makes the dish... this one looks fabulous.

  7. Yum - I will have to check out Jenn's site because I am totally a sauce girl(esp. with meat.) This looks nice a thick sauce from the cornstarch.

  8. Nice glaze to it. I bet it would be able to handle some added greens nicely like bell peppers or green onions?

  9. yum Mary! I love these flavors and this looks yummy and tender. Hope you had a wonderful holiday - I thought about you doing all that baking! Such a brave girl. Hope it was all wonderful. I made several batches of those Lion House rolls, hope they turned out great for you too.

  10. That chicken sounds amazing! Particularly the glaze. I can't take my eyes off of the photo!

  11. One glance at that picture and I was hooked - it looks simply delicious - can't wait to try
    mary x

  12. This sauce does look especially delectable. I'm in! :)

  13. That chicken with the sinful sauce... Love it.
    I can really have this with a bowl of warm rice.

  14. I'm going to make this tonight! Really, it looks so good it is hard to resist. Thank you for sharing such a tempting meal with me, and thank you for your kind words on my blog! I hope you are having a happy start to your week!

  15. This looks so good. I love Asian food, I have to make this soon.

  16. I LOVE Hoisin sauce and it's a wonderful fusion sauce between Japanese & Chinese. Love the beautiful glossy look on the chicken!

  17. Jenn is a sauce rock star, isn't she?

    Looks perfect!

  18. Can't wait to make this! If you say this is the best teriyaki sauce you've ever had I must give it a shot!