Chicken Teriyaki for bento

Please guess how long I spend to make bento every morning.

Many people tell me that they can see I spend at least an hour in the kitchen every morning. However the reality is…

Less than 20 minutes!

The important key is how much you prepare the night before. In this “ideas for bento” category, I pick up one menu with tips which make your bento life more efficient.

So today I will introduce an easy way of making Chicken Teriyaki for bento. The recipe of teriyaki sauce is completely same as usual and you can have a look here(Teriyaki Chicken) as well. The differece between normal recipe and bento version is the size and time. By following my tips, you can easily copy my bento. So, let’s have a look!


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[Ingredients] for 1 person

  • a half chicken thigh -a bone removed, cut into 5-6 pieces
  • a teaspoon of soyasauce
  • a teaspoon of mirin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sake/white wine
  • a pinch of sugar


[Introduction] prep 5 min + cook 10 min

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a small tub or a plastic bag the night before.
  2. the next morning, pan fry marinated chicken for 8 minutes.img_5055



  1.  Cut chicken into small pieces so that they will be cooked quickly.
  2.  Use a small tub or a plastic bag to marinate a whole surface of chicken.



When you try my recipes, please give me feedback. There is no need informing your email address to leave messages so if you are not happy to give me your personal information just skip that question. (I can not remove that question due to the worldpress system.) You can also contact me both on my Contact Page and Instagram, in which you can also share your attempts with #jhomerecipes.

I hope you find this information useful for your happy healthy life!



2 thoughts on “Chicken Teriyaki for bento

  1. River says:

    Looks yummy! 🤤
    Marinating the meat the night before is a good tip! I’ve wanted to pack teriyaki chicken sometimes, so I’ll have to try it~
    What’s that yummy-looking side dish with the green onions?


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