Soy sauce, mirin, brown sugar, garlic and ginger combine in this teriyaki-inspired marinade for grilled chicken or pork chops. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2011

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Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk soy sauce, sake (or mirin), brown sugar, garlic and ginger in a bowl until the sugar is dissolved.



Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition note: Based on Test Kitchen results, 2 teaspoons of marinade are absorbed per serving.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

6 calories; 104 mg sodium. 8 mg potassium; 1.1 g carbohydrates; 1 g sugar; 0.2 g protein; 1 mg calcium; 1 mg magnesium; 1 g added sugar;

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Rating: 5 stars
I didn't have any sake or mirin so I made the recipe without it. It was still super good!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Super easy and quick to transform a boring weeknight chicken dinner into a flavorful feast. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Easy and delicious. I will definitely make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Teriyaki marinade easy scrumptious. I used this marinade on chicken spareribs and barbequed them on a silicone sheet. These little ribs are superior to wings as they have plenty pf meat on them. All of them vanished quickly as they are so moorish. I intend to try in on salmon next. Pros: Easy to prepare addictive flavour not too sticky Cons: None watsoever Read More