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Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken

Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken

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This Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken recipe is so tasty and incredibly easy to make! All you need to do is marinate the chicken, and pop it in the air fryer, and then you get delicious teriyaki chicken you can serve with some white rice and/or veggies!

What is Teriyaki?

Technically speaking, in Japan, the word Teriyaki (or 照り焼き) refers to a cooking method where you broil or grill food with a mixture of soy sauce, mirin, and sugar.

However, in the States, when we refer to Teriyaki, we usually mean the Teriyaki sauce or marinade (such as this Teriyaki Beef Tenderloin Medallions recipe)

In this recipe, I marinade the beef tenderloin medallions with my homemade teriyaki sauce prior to pan searing – kicking up the beef tenderloin medallions a notch!

Also, this is how I make it medium rare. I ate too fast and didn’t manage to take a good picture of it cut open for you to see! But just wanted to mention that if you prefer it more well done, to cook it a little longer.

Dark Meat vs. White Meat

For this recipe you can use chick breast instead of chicken thighs depending on your preference. Usually, you can use them interchangeably ad then for some recipes, depending on the thickness of the chicken you may need to adjust the timing.

Basically – just make sure that the chicken is thoroughly cooked before serving!

If you’re curious about the differences between the two, here’s an article all about it.

Thick Soy Sauce

Thick soy sauce is also known as soy paste. It is sweeter and thicker than the light and dark soy sauce. Just a small amount adds a lot of flavor.

This type of soy sauce is also good in stir fry and also for dipping due to it’s thick texture. I use it for my Three Cup Squid, as example. The one I use can actually be found on Amazon – Kimlan Soy Paste.

If you do not have thick soy sauce aka soy paste, for this recipe you can use the following mixture to substitute:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • An additional tbsp of honey (total of 3 tbsp)

How to make teriyaki chicken in air fryer?

First gather ingredients:

In a large mixing bowl, mix the soy sauce, honey, and minced garlic, and add chicken. Mix well, and allow it to marinade for at least 30 minutes (up to over night) in the refrigerator.


Spray air fryer basket with cooking oil spray.


Spread chicken in the air fryer basket. Try not to stack or layer.


Set the time for 10 minutes at 400 degrees F in air fryer. Open basket, and using tongs, flip the chicken to allow even cooking.

Air fry for another 5 minutes or until cooked thoroughly – the timing can be different depending on how large your chicken thighs are. When you open it, you will smell how delicious the dish is! As you can see in the picture below, my puppy dog Simba can also smell it!


Remove from air fryer and serve! I like serving with rice and some veggies such as Shanghai Bok Choy Stir Fry with Garlic, Broccoli and Cauliflower Stir Fry, or Chinese Green Beans Stir Fry!

Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken

Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken recipe is so tasty and incredibly easy to make! All you need to do is marinate the chicken, and pop it in the air fryer, and then you get delicious teriyaki chicken you can serve with some white rice and/or veggies!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • Cooking oil spray
  • 1/4 cup thick soy sauce *See Note if you do not have this
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix the soy sauce, honey, and minced garlic, and add chicken. Mix well, and allow it to marinade for at least 30 minutes (up to over night) in the refrigerator.
  2. Spray air fryer basket with cooking oil spray.
  3. Spread chicken in the air fryer basket. Try not to stack or layer.
  4. Set the time for 10 minutes at 400 degrees F in air fryer. Open basket, and using tongs, flip the chicken to allow even cooking.
  5. Air fry for another 5 minutes or until cooked thoroughly - the timing can be different depending on the size of your chicken thighs. So be sure to make sure it is cooked thoroughly before serving!
  6. Remove from air fryer and serve!

Notes

If you do not have thick soy sauce aka soy paste, for this recipe you can use the following mixture to substitute:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • An additional tbsp of honey (total of 3 tbsp)
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 138mgSodium: 1077mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 29g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

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