This Hibachi Chicken is an easy Japanese steakhouse style stir fry recipe. Serve this easy homemade chicken and vegetable dinner with fried rice and yum yum sauce.
About This Recipe
Hibachi Chicken, a simple Japanese recipe where Chicken is stir-fried along with garlic, veggies, soy sauce, salt, and pepper. Yes, its that simple! You will hardly take 15-20 minutes of your time to get this dish ready.
The word Hibachi in this recipe means ‘Fire Bowl’, which is a technique of cooking something on high heat, that is traditionally done in big ceramic bowls or on a large flat grill. But as we are making it at home, we just need a large skillet or frying pan.
If you have ever been to a Hibachi restaurant or a Japanese Steakhouse, you will know about the entire experience of veggies and meat getting cooked on a large Hibachi grill, the chef showing their food and knife tricks and you sitting around it relishing on these delicious Japanese dishes.
This Japanese Hibachi or Teppanyaki is getting popular all over the world, and you will definitely find such restaurants in almost every foreign country.
It is popularly served over a bed of rice with some Yum Yum Sauce! This recipe looks very simple and made with a few ingredients, but each and every bite is a burst of flavour.
This chicken is,
- A quick Stir Fry
- High In Protein
- Made with few ingredients
- Apt for weekday meals
Chicken – Opt for boneless chicken and cut it into small pieces to use in the chicken.
Vegetables – For this Quick stir fry, I have added Bell Pepper, Onion, and Mushrooms, but you can go ahead and add other veggies too.
Butter & Oil – Here, I have used the combination of butter and oil, but if you wish you can use either of them also to make this dish.
Soy Sauce – This is the only sauce that is used to add color and flavor to this dish. You will need dark soy sauce for this dish.
Salt and Pepper – Lastly, add in salt and pepper according to your taste.
Step By Step Recipe
Heat 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp oil in a pan.
Add chicken, salt and pepper and cook for 5-6 minutes until chicken is cooked.
Add the remaining butter and oil in the same pan.
Now add the onion, garlic, mushroom, dark soy sauce, bell pepper, salt and pepper.
Cook until all the liquid is evaporated and chicken is almost dry. Serve hot.
Frequently Asked Questions
In both the recipes, Chicken is stir-fried with veggies and a sauce. Where the Hibachi Chicken is cooked only with soy sauce, Teriyaki Chicken has a sweeter, seasoned, soy sauce-based sauce that has more ingredients along with soy sauce.
Teriyaki chicken is also marinated first and then cooked, while hibachi chicken is not.
There is not much difference between Hibachi and Teppanyaki. In the US, Hibachi is the term used to refer to what actually is Teppanyaki cooking, where small portable open barbecue grills made from cast iron are used to cook veggies and meat, and the heat is generated from charcoal. Nowadays, some restaurants also use electric barbecues to avoid the use of charcoal in indoor seatings.
Whereas in Teppanyaki, a large iron grill with a flat surface is used to cook the meat, which is placed in front of the guests, so that the guests can see their food getting cooked and the spoon and knife tricks of the chef. This grill can also be used to cook rice, eggs, or veggies that are served on the sides.
You can add in carrots, bell pepper, mushrooms, zucchini, broccoli, green onions or any other vegetables that you like to add on the side.
This chicken will last for about 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator when stored in an airtight container. Reheat it in a pan or in the microwave. If you feel it is a little dry, sprinkle some water on top and heat it properly.
You can freeze it too for about 2 months. Thaw it overnight in the fridge and reheat when you want to serve it.
This Hibachi Chicken is also great for meal preps. You can double or triple the recipe and use the leftover Chicken for the remaining week. This dish will last for about a week in the fridge.
Serve it on a bed of Steamed Rice or even Jasmine Rice along with a Yum Yum Sauce on the side.
Hibachi Chicken Recipe
- 2 tbsp Butter
- 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 500 gram Boneless Chicken (sliced into bite sized pieces)
- Salt (to taste)
- Pepper (to taste)
- 1/2 cup Onion (cut into cubes)
- 2 tsp Garlic (chopped)
- 200 gram Mushroom (sliced)
- 1/2 cup Red Bell Pepper (sliced)
- 2 tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
- Heat 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp oil in a pan.
- Add chicken, salt and pepper and cook for 5-6 minutes until chicken is cooked.
- Add the remaining butter and oil in the same pan.
- Now add the onion, garlic, mushroom, bell pepper and soy sauce.
- Cook until all the liquid is evaporated and chicken is almost dry.
- Serve hot.