Crispy Teriyaki Chicken !

The first time I made this Crispy Chicken Teriyaki dish: Gone. Every crispy crunchy morsels was gone in less than 20 mins.

I knew I was onto something…something that speaks deeply to your desire, your cravings, and your endless longing for good food.

I also know you’ve been burnt a few times.

A recipe that says easy and quick to put together but ends up taking you more time than expected and leaving you with more dishes to clean.

I tested this recipe on Instagram live stories after a long-day at work + gym after 7pm. It’s always a rush to prepare dinner but I enjoy sharing real-life dishes with you. You get to see exactly what ideas I came up with and I get to create amazing meals in real time, real life.

Sometimes I eat out, sometimes 80/20 Paleo, but most times I prepare meals like this Crispy Teriyaki Chicken to reward myself after a long day at work.

After all, dinner should be a rewarding experience.

There are two ways to prepare this dish but please make sure you purchase the chicken (breast or thigh) with skin on.

Wear an old t-shirt (or an apron if you own one) and use a lid to cover the frying pan. The chicken will render a lot of fat during the crisping process so be careful about the splatter.

Watch and share the cooking video below. I guarantee this Crispy Teriyaki Chicken will become one of your favorite last minute weeknight meals !

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Paleo Crispy Teriyaki Chicken (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

There are two ways to make this dish - pan fry or bake in the oven. I personally feel pan fry is quicker and easier. If you use chicken thigh, de-bone the chicken first for best results !

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main, Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 284 kcal
Author: ChihYu
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ lbs chicken thigh skin on (alt. Chicken breast with skin on), about 4 pieces
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Toasted white sesame seeds optional
  • Chopped scallions optional
  • ½ tbsp ghee to pan fry the chicken
Teriyaki sauce:
  • 3 ½ tbsp coconut aminos
  • ¾ tbsp red boat fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar I use a brand called Spectrum
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tsp fresh grated garlic
Instructions
Pan-fry method:
  1. Pat dry the chicken and remove the bone (if you use chicken thigh). Lightly season the chicken with a bit salt over the skin.

  2. Heat 1/2 tbsp ghee over medium/high heat. When hot, add chicken. Skin side down. Pan fry about 10 mins until the skin is crispy. *be careful about the splatter. Use a lid to cover the pan and prevent from splattering.
  3. Flip and pan fry the other side until the chicken is completely cooked through. Drain the oil from the saute pan and set chicken aside.
To make the sauce:
  1. Combine ingredients under "Teriyaki sauce". Heat the sauce over medium to medium-low heat. When the sauce is thickened, add chicken back to the pan. Coat the sauce over the chicken.
To serve:
  1. Wait for 5 mins before slicing the chicken into bite sizes. Sprinkle toasted white sesame seeds and chopped scallion (optional). Serve with steamed broccoli, mashed potato, or cauliflower rice.

 

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Paleo Crispy Teriyaki Chicken. Paleo Teriyaki Chicken. Whole30 Teriyaki Chicken. Paleo Asian food. Paleo Japanese Food.
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Paleo Crispy Teriyaki Chicken (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

This is using oven to make Crispy Teriyaki Chicken for Paleo, Whole30, and Keto diets. 

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main, Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 284 kcal
Author: ChihYu
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ lbs chicken thigh skin on (alt. Chicken breast with skin on), about 4 pieces
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Toasted white sesame seeds optional
  • Chopped scallions optional
  • ½ tbsp ghee to pan fry the chicken
Teriyaki sauce:
  • 3 ½ tbsp coconut aminos
  • ¾ tbsp red boat fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar I use a brand called Spectrum
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tsp fresh grated garlic
Instructions
Oven method:
  1. Pat dry the chicken. Lightly season the chicken with a bit salt on the skin.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 410/420 F. Cover a large sheet pan with aluminum foil with a baking rack on top.
  3. Heat 1/2 tbsp ghee over a medium-large saute pan over medium/high heat. When hot, add chicken. Skin side down. Pan fry about 10 mins until the skin is crispy. *be careful about the splatter. Use a lid to cover the pan and prevent from splattering.
  4. Place the chicken skin side down on the baking rack. Bake the 1st side for 10 mins. Flip and bake the skin side for another 8 mins or until the chicken is completely cooked through and the skin is crispy.
To make the sauce:
  1. Combine ingredients under "Teriyaki sauce". In a large saute pan, heat the sauce over medium to medium-low heat. When it starts to get thickened, add chicken pieces back to the pan. Coat the sauce over the chicken.
To serve:
  1. Sprinkle toasted white sesame seeds and chopped scallion (optional). Serve with steamed broccoli, mashed potato, or cauliflower rice.

 

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