Sometimes I buy a chicken to cook for the sole purpose of the leftover bones. My freezer was depleted of stock recently, so I had to replenish. This tasty teriyaki recipe was the result.
The recipe calls for a whole chicken, quartered. Have your butcher cut the whole chicken into 4 parts. I assume most meat counters will do this for you. If you don't buy an organic chicken, it will be quite a bit larger and need a little extra cooking time. Take that into consideration as you read the cooking method. Add maybe 15 minutes of cooking time for a big bird. —Brussels Sprouts for Breakfast
light soy sauce
toasted sesame oil
1-inch pieces fresh ginger, peeled
small dried Chinese peppers, seeds removed
Salt and pepper, to taste
3 to 4 pounds
organic whole chicken, quartered
Chicken broth, as desired (Optional)
In This Recipe
Start by making the teriyaki marinade. Toss mirin, soy sauce, sherry and black vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, dried chilies, and a dash of salt and pepper into the food processor. Pulse until a smooth marinade is formed.
Rinse and pat chicken dry. Generously coat entire chicken in salt and pepper. Drop into a large freezer bag. Pour the marinade over and seal. Place in a bowl or baking dish and refrigerate for 3 hours, but ideally overnight. The longer the better. Turn the bag over periodically in the bowl.
Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes prior to cooking. Preheat oven to 450º F.
Pour chicken and all the marinade into a Dutch oven or baking dish. Cover and pop into the oven for 15 minutes. Remove cover and baste chicken. Let cook for 35 more minutes uncovered.
Remove from oven and place chicken on a cutting board to rest before serving. If using a Dutch oven, place directly over medium-high heat on the stove top. Transfer cooking liquids to a saucepan if using a baking dish. Bring liquid to a simmer and whisk until thickened slightly. Add a little chicken broth if you want to thin it a bit. Serve teriyaki gravy alongside that delicious, crispy chicken.