This Japanese steakhouse-style Hibachi Chicken makes for a quick, easy, and super- delicious dinner. Serve it with fried rice, yum yum sauce, and sauteed vegetables for a Hibachi experience at home. Here’s how to make it.
If you’re looking for more chicken recipes like this one, that can be prepared for quick weekday meals, here are a few – Cashew Chicken, Mango Chicken, Hunan Chicken, and Best Indo Chinese Chilli Chicken.
About This Recipe
Hibachi Chicken is a simple and delicious Japanese recipe where chicken is stir-fried along with garlic, veggies, soy sauce, salt, and pepper. This flavor-packed chicken dish comes together in just 15 minutes when you have the ingredients ready on the table.
Homemade hibachi chicken is perfectly seasoned and tastes just like you’ve had it at your favorite hibachi restaurant or a Japanese steakhouse!
The word Hibachi in this recipe means “Fire Bowl,” which is a technique of cooking 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 a wok.
This chicken stir-fry is popularly served over a bed of fried rice along with yum yum sauce, a creamy mayonnaise-based sauce that takes the overall flavors to another level.
Chicken – Boneless chicken breasts work great in this recipe. Cut them into thin slices along the grains or into bite-size cubes.
Vegetables – I have added mixed bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms, but you can go ahead and add other veggies too. Broccoli, zucchini, green beans, asparagus, etc., work perfectly fine.
Butter & Oil – I find that a combination of butter and oil is perfect for making this chicken dish. Butter gives it a rich flavor and oil keeps the chicken juicy and moist.
Soy Sauce – This sauce is used to add color and flavor to this dish. If you are looking for a gluten-free version, use tamari sauce instead.
Salt and Pepper – Lastly, add salt and pepper according to taste.
How to Make Hibachi Chicken
Heat 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large, wide skillet or wok over high heat.
Add 1 pound cubed or sliced chicken breast, salt, and pepper, and cook on high heat for 5-6 minutes until the chicken is cooked thoroughly.
Try to spread the chicken in a single layer so that instead of steaming, it gets stir-fried. Stir frequently. There will be some juices released by the chicken, but they will dry later.
Add the remaining 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon vegetable oil to the skillet and mix well.
Now add ½ onion (cut into ½-inch cubes), 2 teaspoon chopped garlic, 4 oz (200 g) sliced button mushroom, ½ red bell pepper, ½ yellow bell pepper, and 2 tablespoon dark soy sauce to the skillet and mix well.
Cook on high heat until all the liquid has evaporated and the chicken is almost dry (4-5 minutes). Adjust the seasoning and serve hot.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 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 settings.
Teppanyaki, on the other hand, is cooking on a large iron grill with a flat surface to cook meats, which are placed in front of the guests, so they can see their food being cooked and enjoy spoon and knife tricks performed by the chef. This grill can also be used to cook rice, eggs, and veggies that are served on the sides.
Hibachi chicken is popularly served with fried rice and yum yum sauce. This sauce can be prepared at home with a few ingredients. Here is my super simple recipe for making yum yum sauce at home.
This chicken dish will last for about 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator when stored in an airtight container. Reheat it in a pan or in a 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 it when you want to serve it.
Hibachi Chicken is also great for meal preps. You can double or triple the recipe, but then fry the chicken in batches.
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Hibachi Chicken Recipe
- 2 tablespoons butter (salted or unsalted, divided)
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (divided)
- 1 pound boneless chicken breasts (cut into bite size pieces)
- salt (to taste)
- freshly cracked black pepper (to taste)
- ½ onion (cubed)
- 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
- 200 grams button mushrooms (sliced)
- ½ red bell pepper (sliced)
- ½ yellow bell pepper (sliced)
- 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
- Add 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon vegetable oil to a large, wide skillet or wok and heat over high heat.
- Once the butter has melted, add chicken breast, salt, and pepper and cook for 5-6 minutes until the chicken is cooked thoroughly.
- Spread the chicken in a single layer so that instead of steaming, it gets stir-fried. Stir frequently. There will be some juices released by the chicken, but they will dry later.
- Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon vegetable oil.
- Now add onion, garlic, button mushroom, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, and dark soy sauce to the skillet and mix well.
- Cook on high heat until all the liquid has evaporated and the chicken is almost dry (4-5 minutes). Adjust the seasoning and serve hot.