quick grilled teriyaki chicken

grilled teriyaki chicken

I’ve been giving my grill pan a real workout lately. You might think that I’m just making do with indoor grilling because I don’t have a bbq, but the truth is, I really love my grill pan. It’s true that I can’t cook outdoors because I live in an apartment with a tiny balcony – barbecuing would be too dangerous of a risk. But I’m happy because I can get that charred flavour I love plus the grill marks that make my meals seem a bit more exciting.

grilled teriyaki chicken

My husband bought me this pan on our very first Christmas together back in our dating days. Obviously, things were meant to be. Now on with this chicken! This is an easy to whip up kind of dish. While it isn’t the most authentic teriyaki recipe, it can be made with ingredients you’ve probably got on hand right now. It’s sweet and tangy and salty which means that it’s perfect (as long as your taste buds are anything like mine). And look at those grill marks! I used skinless organic chicken thighs here because they manage to stay moist even without skin,they have great flavour and thighs get bonus points for being cheaper than their white meat counterparts.

grilled teriyaki chicken

Elsewhere: Oh boy, do I have some catching up to do! Over at Poppytalk, I make the perfect late summer lunch: zucchini & sweet corn fritters with a fresh cucumber-tomato relish. And I write about all the cool cookbook trailers that seem to be spilling out over at ReadyMade.

grilled teriyaki chicken

I served this chicken with the quick summer squash & pea saute and a beet & daikon radish slaw. The slaw, while pretty in pink, wasn’t perfect so you won’t find the recipe on this blog yet.

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21 comments to “quick grilled teriyaki chicken”

  1. 1
    Sues   August 30, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    I’ve been dying for a grill pan; I can’t believe I don’t have one!! The teriyaki chicken looks amazing :)

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    ursula @ apples&almonds   August 30, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Those grill marks sure are lovely! I’d love to by a grill pan, they’re just soooo expensive! Lucky you!

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    Foodie in Berlin   August 31, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Nice meal! So colorful! I instantly food a lot more when there are lot’s of colors and textures. I only have a cheapo grill pan that doesn’t cut it. I am going to ask for a Le Creuset one for Christmas I think….

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    Joanne   August 31, 2010 at 3:19 am

    I wish I had a grill pan! I’ll be living in a tiny apartment probably for the rest of my life and a life without barbecue is truly sad.

    The teriyaki sauce sounds delicious. A little sweet, a little salty.

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    Emily   August 31, 2010 at 7:19 am

    I have a grill pan (Lodge cast iron) and I love it. But I have a hard time cleaning it. I don’t want to scrub it because it will mess up the seasoning of the cast iron, but stuff gets in the grooves and doesn’t want to come off!

    Any suggestions?

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    Maddie   August 31, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Aww, that was your first Christmas present from your husband? What a keeper! :)

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    kickpleat   August 31, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Sues, I love mine! Go get one :)

    Ursula, You can find a lodge which isn’t as expensive, but it does require seasoning (which isn’t difficult to deal with at all).

    Thanks Foodie, I love eating with a plate full of colour too! I love my Le Cruset one!

    Joanne, a grill pan is the answer for us apartment dwellers! Thanks on the sauce, it’s a good one.

    Emily, you can use a scrubber (though not a metal one). I use an SOS-type green pad on my cast iron pan and it works beautifully…though I do have to reseason it about once a year.

    Maddie, indeed :)

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    hag   August 31, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Wow, this looks SOOOO good. I love the charred bits…it looks like they were done on a BBQ…and all on a grill pan! The recipe sounds so easy, definitely something I will have to add to my repetoir!

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    amie   September 1, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    This looks deLICIOUS! We don’t have a bbq either (I would love one…but we’ve got no room!), and for some crazy reason I never thought to use a grill pan instead. I’ve got the same one as you or something pretty similar…a 9×9 cast iron grill with the grates. Maybe I’ll be whipping up some chicken teriyaki soon! :)

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    Bijoux   September 1, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Great tips on choosing chicken thighs for moisture retention as well as for cost-efficiency! We have an el-cheapo bbq that we have been using in lieu of our oven over the hot summer months. It’s convenient and makes the food taste good but it’s a pain in the a** to clean afterward. Your grill pan can come in very handy during the winter when one craves bbq grill marks on meat :)

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    annemineli   September 1, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Merhaba, süperr…Sevgilerrrr….

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    newlywed   September 2, 2010 at 4:28 am

    Thanks so much for sharing a grill pan recipe for those of us without the real deal. I love mine, too! I love that you used thighs…I’ve found it hard not to TOTALLY dry out breast meat on the grill pan.

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    kickpleat   September 2, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Thanks Hag! Charred bits are the best part :)

    Amie, the grill pan is perfect! Haul it out.

    Bijoux, when I buy chicken parts, thighs are my favorite. I’m cheap and they’re tasty so everything works out well :)

    Thanks Newlywed, thighs are the best & so is my grill pan.

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    Apicio   September 4, 2010 at 7:34 am

    Is there a way around the burnt offerings look?

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    kickpleat   September 4, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Don’t burn them, Apico? Sorry, but I’m a fan of the charred meat thing.

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    alec   September 7, 2010 at 6:49 am

    LOVELY! This is such a perfect meal. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Ashley   September 7, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    I love seeing the photo of your composed dinner! Looks delicious.

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    kickpleat   September 9, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Thanks Alec, it’s a good one, enjoy!

    Ashley, all the colours on the plate do look so nice together! Thanks :)

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