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Orange Infused Teriyaki Chicken

The last time I made Chicken Teriyaki was three years ago.   Back then I made it with mushrooms and may be it wasn’t as authentic as it should be but it was delicious.  In that recipe I did not use sake or mirin, nor did I use it in this recipe as well, because to tell you the truth, I didn’t want to spend money on drinks that will wait in the cupboard for maybe another three years until I cook this dish again. The last time I used sherry but as I did not have any of that as well, after google searching “What does sake taste like”, I decided to use the only wine I had and sweetened it with orange and petimezi (grape molasses) to balance the taste.

I love petimezi but I only used a small amount because  it is very sweet and I did not want to add too many calories.  If you don’t have petimezi, you can use any other molasses you like or use honey, brown sugar and why not maple syrup.

This is another winner recipe as it has a wonderful flavour, it’s cheap, low in calories, it can be prepared in less than half an hour and with ingredients I have in my pantry.


Orange infused Teriyaki Chicken, recipe by Ivy

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves:  4


2 chicken breasts (about 500 grams)
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the Marinade

½ cup white dry wine
1 tablespoon petimezi (grape molasses)
1 juicy orange (juice and zest)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon fresh ginger grated

Wash and dry chicken breasts and cut into 1 cm pieces and marinate for at least three hours. Drain and reserve marinade.

In a non stick sautéing pan brush with the olive oil and heat the pan.  Sauté the garlic and if you don’t like garlic, you may remove it.

Add the chicken and sauté  on both sides and then add salt and pepper and the marinade.

Lower the heat, cover the pan and cook it for 10 minutes, until tender.

Serve with rice pilaf and a salad.

(If you want to make your sauce more shiny, dissolve 1 tablespoon corn starch in ½ cup chicken stock and mix until the sauce thickens).

In this recipe I did not add the corn starch and chicken broth because as I am still on a diet, I didn’t want it to have too much sauce.


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30 Responses

  1. That dish looks really delicious! Healthy and very flavorful.



  2. I love teriyaki chicen and this looks so so good.

  3. Ivy

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  4. I love chicken teriyaki. What a great idea to add petimezi Ivy!

  5. I am glad you used petimezi instead of sake. It has a much better taste than sake anyway…
    Still on diet… I have to wait a bit longer to make this recipe 🙁

  6. Ivy, I love this recipe! I love both Teriyaki Chicken and Lemon Chicken so this must be fabulous! I do not cook with oranges as often as I should so I am interested to see what flavor it imparts to the chicken. And I love that you lighten your great recipes!

  7. As always, your good dishes.
    See you soon.

  8. I’ve never used petimezi, but I’d love to try it. This dish sounds full of tangy flavors, light, and delicious!

  9. It’s been a long time since I made teriyaki chicken too Ivy! I love your version with the orange! And grape molasses – where have you been all my life?

  10. Omg, fabulous teriyaki chicken,just makes me drool..

  11. I like the name “petimezi.” Your plate looks very inviting.

  12. I never tried ‘petimezi’ but it must taste really good! I have recently finished my third bottle of mirin in two months.. I have started to cook more Japanese recipes, and now that I got the hangs of it, found that it complements many traditional dishes very well. I agree that dry wine with a sweetener is a very reasonable substitution.

  13. love this marinade !!pierre

  14. VampireWiki Blog

    Wow, the picture makes it look incredible. You can almost smell and taste how good it must be.

  15. Poulet/orange : un mélange des plus délicieux.
    J’aime beaucoup.
    A très bientôt

  16. I love your way of teriyaki chicken, using orange is such great idea, love the tangy flavor.

  17. Hey Ivy! Love the simplicity of the ingredients and methods to this recipe. I think even Dimi would like this. I haven’t had teriyaki style chicken in years, thank you for sharing!

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  19. That looks delicious Ivy..lovely recipe!!

  20. Lessa

    This does look pretty special, I might try something like this for my sisters birthday at the weekend…

  21. It looks delicious…..the marinade sounds amazing,Ivy!

  22. I think you did it in the properly manner.Also the recipe was delicious one.Thank you for sharing a new type of delicious recipe.It looks great from the picture and i will definitely try it in my kitchen.

  23. This Teriyaki Chicken looks tasty. I like the pictures that you have shared. Even I am trying my hand at cooking. I will try this out. Thanks for sharing.

  24. shashantal

    I think I should try this thing. I love cooking with chicken. I have no affection with porks LOL. Thanks for the menu.

  25. Jodie Tyson

    Omg, fabulous teriyaki chicken,just makes me drool.. You can almost smell and taste how good it must be.

  26. I have enjoyed to watching this
    Thank you
    This might stir your interest

  27. Steve Puu

    Thanks for the easy, healthy recipe. I am going to try it now.

  28. This recipe sounds yummy and looks pretty simple, i’d love to give it a try. I think i’m addicted to the recipes on this site lol

  29. Lisa

    Hi Ivy,
    I’m getting desperate with mouthwatering urge to eat this orange infused teriyaki chicken.


  30. Maiks

    I am always in love with teriyaki and always amazed tasting different recipe but I’ve never tried this with orange sauce. So this one’s new to me. Thank you for sharing this, will definitely give it a try.

  31. Dale

    Very nice your blog and very beautiful and useful i like your blog
    easy healthy dinner recipes.

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