1. How to cook the chicken
Pierce the skin side of the chicken with a fork and cook directly
in a pan without seasoning. The basic recipe of teriyaki chicken is to cook about
80% of the chicken directly first and then add the teriyaki sauce.
This is because the flavor of the sauce does not macerate when the chicken
is still uncooked. Therefore, first cook the skin side of the chicken until the
skin is browned and then turn the chicken over to cook the other side. At this
stage, the grease will pour out from the chicken skin, so make sure to wipe the
grease off with paper towel.
2. Adding the sauce
Once the chicken is well cooked (about 80%), pour the teriyaki
sauce into the frying pan from the rim of the frying pan. Turn down the heat
from medium to low and simmer until the sauce becomes thick and has a shiny look.
You can see that the big bubbles will turn into small bubbles when the sauce
is thickened. At this stage, pour the sauce several times over the skin side
of the chicken using a spoon to let the flavor blend in and also to add luster
to the skin side of the chicken. When the sauce is thickened and is no longer
left in the frying pan, it is ready to be served. Garnish with boiled okra.
（レシピ・写真： 冨田唯介 英訳： 中西 直）