Chicken Teriyaki Donburi

Time: 30 mins

Difficulty: Medium

Portions: 1


You don’t have to go to Wagamama every time you want Japanese food, using this recipe you can just make it yourself at home. Its pretty cheap, I recommend buying 3 lots of ingredients as it works out much cheaper. Its incredibly healthy and best of all its easy to make. Lets take a look.


Ingredients for one portion:

  • 2 chicken thighs
  • 3 stems of pak choi
  • 1 medium/small carrot
  • 1 red chilli
  • Handful of chopped spring onion
  • 1/2 cup (100g) of Thai sticky or jasmine rice
  • Tablespoon of Kimchee (optional)
  • Sprinkling of sesame seeds
  • 6 tablespoons of teriyaki
  • 1 lemon

Repeat this for each portion.



  1. Set the oven to 200 degrees C (400 F).
  2. In a small bowl mix 4 tablespoons of teriyaki with enough flour to form a paste then add a drizzle of olive oil and squeeze in half lemon.
  3. Marinade the chicken thighs on both sides and place on a baking tray before seasoning with salt and pepper. Now place it in the oven for 15-20 mins
  4. Whilst the chicken is in the oven begin to boil the rice in a small saucepan.
  5. Now grate the carrot using the large side of the grater and place in a bowl.
  6. Thinly slice the chilli and spring onion and place in the bowl with the carrot.
  7. As the rice is finishing, of place the pak choi in with the rice for 2 mins and then drain out all the water.
  8. Next place the serving of rice in the middle of the bowl and add the vegetables (including kimchee) on the sides and the copped chicken thighs on the top.
  9. To finish, drizzle 2 more table spoons of teriyaki over the top and then sprinkle over the sesame seeds.
  10. Season to taste with black pepper and soy sauce and enjoy.



Shopping List:

What will this cost you? Lets take a look:

3 portions worth:

  • Packet of 6 boned and skinned chicken thighs – £2.50
  • Packet of  pak choi – £1.20
  • Small bag of carrots – £0.60
  • Mixed chillies – £0.60
  • Bunch of spring onions – £0.55
  • Thai sticky rice (500g) – £1.15
  • Jar of Kimchee (optional) – £2.75
  • Bag of sesame seeds – £0.50
  • Teriyaki sauce – £1
  • 1 lemon – £0.35

Total cost – £8.45

Price per portion – £2.82



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