Perfectly caramelized chicken thighs are baked in the oven, coated in a homemade teriyaki sauce in this delicious recipe. Everything is made on one pot as an added bonus for a fuss free, convenient clean up.
Bone in, skin on chicken thighs are extremely flavorful, juicy and tender with a perfectly crispy and caramelized crust on the outside. The aroma that the chicken is emitting while baking is a mouthwatering prelude of what to come.
I love an easy peesy chicken thigh dinner, especially the one that is bursting with fragrant asian flavors like this chicken teriyaki. And there is no chopping or slaving at the stove top involved. The chicken basically cooks itself in the oven. Simplicity at its best.
Thicken thighs have a higher fat content which results in more flavor. Bones and skin also aid in creating even deeper and complex taste. The fat from the skin renders into the meat making it extra flavorful and juicy and also serving like an insulator while the chicken is exposed to the heat on the oven.
It is almost impossible to mess up thicken thighs, they come out great every single time.
The sweet and savory sauce comes together with just a handful of basic pantry ingredients like soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, cornstarch, ginger and garlic. It is a timeless combination of flavors that everyone loves. You can use powders or fresh aromatics, but the fresh pack a more powerful flavor punch.
You can serve teriyaki chicken with your favorite asian inspired side dishes like noodles and fried rice or simply steamed or roasted vegetables. Follow the steps below to bake chicken teriyaki.