Teriyaki chicken

by | Feb 27, 2024

Embark on a culinary journey with this exquisite Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Soup, a dish that marries the comforting warmth of traditional soup with the umami-rich flavors of teriyaki. This recipe offers a sophisticated twist on the classic, promising to elevate your dining experience with its depth of flavor and elegant presentation.


Ingredients For Teriyaki Chicken:


– For the Teriyaki Chicken:

  – 1 pound of chicken thighs, boneless and skinless, for a tender and juicy base.

  – 1/4 cup soy sauce, the backbone of the teriyaki marinade, providing a salty depth.

  – 1/4 cup water, to balance the intensity of the soy sauce.

  – 2 tablespoons sweet rice wine (mirin), adding a subtle sweetness that complements the soy.

  – 1 tablespoon sugar, to enhance the mirin's sweetness and caramelize beautifully when cooked.

  – 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger, for a warm, spicy note that cuts through the sweetness.

  – 1 clove of garlic, minced, to infuse the chicken with its aromatic essence.


– For the Soup:

  – 4 cups chicken broth, serving as a rich, flavorful foundation for the soup.

  – 2 cups water, to adjust the broth's concentration to your liking.

  – 2 tablespoons soy sauce, for an additional layer of umami.

  – 1 tablespoon sweet rice wine (mirin), to echo the teriyaki's sweet notes.

  – 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger, bringing a consistent flavor profile throughout the dish.

  – 2 medium carrots, sliced into rounds, for a touch of sweetness and color.

  – 2 stalks celery, sliced, introducing a subtle, earthy crunch.

  – 4 ounces mushrooms, sliced, for their meaty texture and depth of flavor.

  – 4 green onions, sliced, for a sharp, fresh finish.

  – 8 ounces noodles of your choice, cooked al dente, to add body and substance to the soup.

  – Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish, adding a burst of color and a hint of freshness.




  1. Prepare the Teriyaki Chicken:

– In a bowl, whisk together soy sauce, water, mirin, sugar, ginger, and garlic until the sugar dissolves. Add chicken thighs, ensuring they are fully submerged in the marinade. Let them marinate for at least 30 minutes, or for a deeper flavor, overnight in the refrigerator.

– In a skillet over medium heat, cook the chicken until it's thoroughly cooked and the marinade has reduced to a thick, glossy sauce, enveloping the chicken in a rich, flavorful glaze. Slice the chicken into bite-sized pieces.


  1. Craft the Soup:

– In a large pot, bring the chicken broth and water to a simmer. Stir in the soy sauce, mirin, and ginger, creating a harmonious base.

– Add the sliced carrots and celery, simmering until they begin to soften. Introduce the mushrooms and continue to simmer until all the vegetables are tender, yet vibrant.

– Incorporate the cooked noodles and sliced chicken into the soup, warming them through gently to meld the flavors.


  1. Serve with Elegance:

– Ladle the steaming soup into bowls, ensuring a generous portion of chicken, noodles, and vegetables in each. Garnish with sliced green onions and fresh cilantro leaves.

– Serve immediately, inviting your guests to dive into a bowl of comfort, where every spoonful is a testament to the art of cooking with love and attention to detail.


This Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Soup stands as a testament to the power of combining traditional elements with a touch of gourmet flair, promising to satisfy the palate and warm the soul. Enjoy this culinary masterpiece, where every ingredient is thoughtfully chosen and every step is crafted with care.