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Chicken Teriyaki - It's a Secret Recipe

Chicken Teriyaki - It's a Secret

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    45 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the soy sauce and mayonnaise. Add the chicken, and turn to coat. Cover, and marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat a grill for medium heat. When the grill is hot, lightly brush the grate with oil.
  3. Place the chicken onto the grill with a thick coating of the marinade. Discard remaining marinade. Cook for about 10 minutes per side, or until chicken is firm and juices run clear.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • I use Hellmann's® mayonnaise.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 10, 2005

I agree that this recipe makes very very moist chicken. I used boneless chicken tenders and added ground red pepper and regular black pepper to the marinade. I also cooked the tenders in a skillet covered with all the extra marinade. :-)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 24, 2007

I didn't really care for this. My daughters wouldn't eat it. Maybe I needed to do something differently, but I am not in a hurry to make it again. The flavor was almost overwhelming...sorry :)

Jul 05, 2005

This recipe resulted in chicken that was very, very moist and tender. The flavor was not exceptional, and next time I will add some garlic powder at least. But I WIll try it again. My daughter loved it. My husband said it was good. I thought it was good, but not great.

Jan 02, 2007

I love this recipe it works well with fish too. Thicken the marinade up with flour untill it is the consistancy of frosting then use it as a coating when baking whole or cut up chicken. It seals in the juices and adds yummy teriyaki flavor.

Dec 30, 2008

This is a great recipe that is really easy to make. I put my chicken in the marinade overnight and add some fresh cracked pepper and some garlic powder (not salt, as you don't want it too salty). I also like to add a little brown sugar to sweeten it and some crushed red pepper for a little heat. This is really a great entree that is quick and my children really enjoy it. I have also cut the chicken into chunks and cooked them, then speared them with a toothpick and served with some peanut satay sauce on the side for a really quick and filling appetizer.

Mar 03, 2007

I just made this for dinner tonight and I didn't have any soy sauce so I used teriyaki marinade instead and it turned out wonderful. My husband and 2 picky boys LOVED it. Thank You!!!!

Dec 22, 2006

I cooked this in a covered skillet due to the weather, it turned out great. After reading reviews I made mine with garlic powder and cayenne pepper, great touch!

Feb 28, 2007

This sauce was just what I was looking for. Its not to strong of a taste but gave the chicken a great tenderness and flavor. I actually used this for Philly Chicken Cheesesteak sandwiches and it made them turn out wonderful! I have made philly chicken sandwiches before but couldnt find the right sauce to make them taste right. I cut the chicken up and marinated for about 2 hours before I sauteed them. I will always be using this sauce in the future! Thanks for sharing!


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  • Calories
  • 615 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.4 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 124 mg
  • 41%
  • Fat
  • 45.9 g
  • 71%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 44.4 g
  • 89%
  • Sodium
  • 3133 mg
  • 125%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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