Teriyaki sauce is made with sake or mirin, soy sauce, and sugar. It's mixed with fresh ginger and minced chicken to make these sweet and delicious chicken meatballs - a perfect combo with freshly steamed white rice and broccoli.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Chicken Meatballs:

Teriyaki Sauce:

Directions

  • Combine ground chicken, spring onions, 1 tablespoon sake, 1 tablespoon water, cornstarch, ginger, and 1 teaspoon soy sauce in a bowl; mix by hand until sticky and smooth. Shape into round balls.

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  • Heat oil in a wok or deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add meatballs; cook until browned, about 3 minutes. Add shiitake mushrooms and daikon; cook and stir until coated with oil, about 1 minute.

  • Pour 1 cup water, 2 tablespoons sake, mirin, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, and sugar into the wok. Cover and simmer until flavors combine, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Substitute mirin for the sake in the meatballs if desired.

Nutrition Facts

167 calories; 7.3 g total fat; 20 mg cholesterol; 558 mg sodium. 10.7 g carbohydrates; 9.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2018
These were excellent! I didn't have Saki (drank it all) so I substituted fish sauce and oyster sauce in place of the single measurement of Saki. I also increased the recipe to accommodate 2 lbs of meat. (25 servings) Yes it is VERY sticky but it's still workable and fries very well. My husband and daughter and twin boys LOVED them! Give this one a try! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/04/2019
Good if you make it right. Still haven't gotten the right amount of chicken. Last batch was wet and extremely hard to shape. The sauce and recipe are very tasty..just watch the measurements. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2018
These were excellent! I didn't have Saki (drank it all) so I substituted fish sauce and oyster sauce in place of the single measurement of Saki. I also increased the recipe to accommodate 2 lbs of meat. (25 servings) Yes it is VERY sticky but it's still workable and fries very well. My husband and daughter and twin boys LOVED them! Give this one a try! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2018
These were excellent! I didn't have Saki (drank it all) so I substituted fish sauce and oyster sauce in place of the single measurement of Saki. I also increased the recipe to accommodate 2 lbs of meat. (25 servings) Yes it is VERY sticky but it's still workable and fries very well. My husband and daughter and twin boys LOVED them! Give this one a try! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2018
Great recipe for ground chicken. The sauce was tasty but would have preferred it to be thicker. I added a pinch of five spice to sauce and chicken; also a small amount of sesame oil in pan with the oil for frying the chicken meatballs. Will definitely make it again!?? Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/12/2018
This recipe inspired me and I changed up a few things and it was amazing! Doubled the recipe used ground turkey since that's what we had around here. Added an egg and some panko breadcrumbs to the meatball ingredients and left out the corn starch from the meatballs. Instead I used the cornstarch at the end of the cooking in the water and soy sauce etc to thicken the sauce a little. In addition I added some marsala. So Japan-meets-Italy. Served it over some fresh soba noodles with sauteed asparagus. It was a hit! Will def make a gain. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/11/2018
I have to say I didn't enjoy this at all! I went out of my way to source chicken mince to make this and it did not end up tasting very nice. The teriyaki sauce was also flavourless and thin. Next time I'm making teriyaki chicken with proper chicken breasts not mince and will have to find a different recipe for the sauce. The teriyaki sauce as I know it in the Japanese restaurants I've been to is very thick sweet and flavoursome. Probably has quite a bit of cornstarch in it to get it to a nice and thick consistency. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
06/03/2019
Good if you make it right. Still haven't gotten the right amount of chicken. Last batch was wet and extremely hard to shape. The sauce and recipe are very tasty..just watch the measurements. Read More
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