Roast Teriyaki Chicken Tighs

This is a dish that is on of most Japanese tables for their celebration of Christmas.

Recipe for 4 people:
  • 500g chicken thighs
  • 12 cl good Japanese soy sauce
  • 12 cl sake
  • 12 cl mirin*
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • salt and pepper
First of all, prick your chicken thighs with a fork. Season them well and roast them in a hot oven for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, in thick bottom sauce pan bring the soy sauce, mirin and sake to the boil. Add the sugar and allow to reduce to a light glaze.
Take your chicken thighs out of the oven. Place them hot in clean bowl and pour the sauce over them. Coat them well with it and put them back in a medium hot oven to glaze for 20 minutes. Stir them from time to time.
Serve warm.

* Mirin is a kind of rice wine to sake, but with a lower alcohol 14% instead of 20%. There are three general types. The first is hon mirin (true mirin), which contains alcohol. The second is shio mirin, which contains alcohol as well as 1.5% salt to avoid alcohol tax. The third is shin mirinmirin-fu chomiryo (imitation mirin), which contains less than 1% alcohol yet retains the same flavour (new mirin).

Gluten free, lactose free, nut free, suitable to pregnant women.