Teriyaki Chicken was the very first dish that I attempted to make when I moved out of my dorm room into my own apartment. I finally had my very own kitchen and I was so excited to cook an actual dish. I had zero cooking experience at that time. I poured way too much of the teriyaki sauce in the searing hot pan way before the chicken was fully cooked and ended up with almost-burnt sauce, and an apartment that smelled like almost-burnt teriyaki sauce for weeks.
Ever since that incident, I’d been fearful of teriyaki sauce from a bottle so I started experimenting with making my own homemade restaurant-quality teriyaki sauce. And here it is! I hope you give it a try.