Hibachi chicken is the perfect meal to make at home. You can bring a Japanese steakhouse right to your own home! We are going all out and making hibachi chicken, fried rice, sauteed vegetables and the popular yum yum sauce.
If you have ever been to Benihana or a Japanese steakhouse you probably already know and love hibachi chicken.
Eating at one of these Japanese steakhouses is a real treat. It’s a complete food experience. The chef comes out and cooks right in front of you on large flattops and they even have some fun tricks up their sleeve while they cook!
What is Hibachi Chicken:
Hibachi chicken is a traditional chicken dish that is served at Japanese steakhouses or hibachi restaurants. It’s flavored with soy sauce and butter and cooked on the flat top griddle. The chicken is normally served table side with fried rice and sautéed vegetables.
We are re-creating this fun experience at home with this easy hibachi chicken and vegetable recipe! We are going all out and making a complete hibachi meal. This includes fried rice, sautéed vegetables and a delicious dipping sauce called Yum Yum sauce.
Ingredients You Will Need:
Here are the ingredients you will need to make this meal at home.
Hibachi Chicken Ingredients:
Sesame oil or olive oil: I like to use sesame oil for added flavor, but you can also use olive oil.
Chicken breasts: Cut the boneless chicken breasts into bite size pieces so they are easy to eat and cook quickly.
Salt: I love Redmonds Real Salt for cooking. This salt is packed with minerals and is a healthier option than table salt.
Black pepper: I love to use freshly ground black pepper. It adds great flavor.
Butter: I prefer the Kerry gold butter. It actually tastes like butter!
Soy sauce or Braggs Aminos: Soy sauce is traditional, but I love Bragg’s Liquid Aminos as a healthier substitute.
Hibachi Fried Rice Ingredients:
Cooked rice: Fried rice is a great recipe to use leftover rice. Your rice can be a day or two old and it works perfectly.
Sesame oil: Sesame oil adds a delicious nutty flavor. You could also use olive oil or a vegetable oil if needed.
Ham: Switch up the protein and use chicken, shrimp, beef or ham. I just find ham is the easiest to use!
Pineapple: Pineapple adds a little sweetness to your fried rice and goes perfectly with the salty flavors. You can use canned or fresh.
Butter: The butter adds a delicious flavor to the fried rice. However it is optional.
Frozen mixed vegetables: This makes for a really quick recipe. Just buy the frozen mixed vegetables at your local grocery store.
Soy sauce or Braggs Aminos: This is what will give your rice a salty flavor. I love Bragg’s Aminos, but you can also use a more traditional soy sauce.
Salt and pepper: Season to your liking.
Hibachi Sautéed Vegetables Ingredients:
Zucchini: Cut your zucchini into half moons. You could also use yellow squash if needed.
Mushrooms: Button mushrooms are perfect for this dish. Cut them into quarters.
Onion: I prefer to use a white or yellow onion for this recipe.
Butter: You could also use olive oil, but butter adds a great flavor.
Soy sauce: You could also use Bragg’s Aminos instead of soy sauce.
Salt and pepper: Season to taste.
Yum Yum Sauce Ingredients:
Mayonnaise: This is the base to the sauce. There really isn’t a great substitute for this so I would stick to the recipe for this one.
Tomato paste: You can also use ketchup but tomato paste is more traditional. If you do use ketchup leave out the sugar.
Melted butter: This adds a delicious buttery flavor to the sauce. You could leave this out if you really want to, but I highly recommend it.
Salt: Again, I love the Redmond’s salt.
Sugar: The sugar balances out the acidity from the tomato paste.
Garlic powder: You can also use garlic salt.
Paprika: This is more optional.
How To Make Hibachi Chicken:
Preheat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
Add the sesame oil in a large skillet or wok. Then add the chicken and cook for 5 minutes.
Add the soy sauce salt and pepper and finish with a couple tablespoons butter.
Serve with the fried rice, sauteed vegetables and yum yum sauce.
Tips For Perfect Hibachi Chicken:
- Make sure your pan is hot and preheated. Add the chicken only once the pan is preheated. You want to brown the chicken nicely. If the pan is not hot the chicken will steam instead of saute.
- Cut the chicken into bite size pieces for quick and even cooking.
- Cook the chicken in a cast iron pan or griddle. Cast iron is a great heat conductor and will give the chicken a nice sear. You can also use a wok
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Hibachi Chicken Recipe:
Bring a Japanese steakhouse to your home with this hibachi chicken with vegetables! As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. The easiest fried rice that can be made with any protein of choice.
Yum Yum Sauce:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 677Total Fat: 47gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 174mgSodium: 1127mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 51g
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 388Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 135mgSodium: 765mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 15g
Bring a Japanese steakhouse to your home with this hibachi chicken with vegetables!
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
The easiest fried rice that can be made with any protein of choice.