This is basically a Teriyaki Chicken. But...when I made this for the first time, I was having my grandchildren over for dinner. So, when I was serving them I cut theirs up in tiny pieces. When Ryan, my grandson looked at his plate he immediately said....."Nana....is this the chicken from the Mall?" So darn cute..... But in his eyes it looked exactly like the chicken you get at the Japanese places in the food courts. They are actually his and my son's absolute favorite food to eat at the Mall. From then on, quite frequently I might add, i get the question..."Nana....can you make me that Mall Chicken for dinner?" And, of course, I do!!!
It is, however, the same marinade recipe as our Fallon Steak!! You can find it in our Recipe Box, but here it is......... The original recipe calls for scallions but I do not use them in this chicken just because the babies do not like the scallions. But....if you are making it for you....leave them in for sure!! I told you that this marinade is fantastic on any meat. I do love it on a great skirt or flank steak, but with these boneless chicken thighs......ridiculous!!! Sooooooooo good!!!! You gotta try it!!!
1 CUP SOY SAUCE 1 CUP WATER 1/2 CUP SESAME OIL 1/2 CUP SUGAR 1/2 CUP SESAME SEEDS 1 WHOLE HEAD OF GARLIC SLICED THIN
Very simply just get all the ingredients into a bowl and whisk together for the marinade. Depending on how much chicken you are marinating, you may want to double the amounts. Then you can just get your chicken and marinade into a ziplock bag or tupperware container to sit over night. It is best if you get the chicken into the marinade for a full 24 hours. How easy was that???? Just wait....it is gonna be sooooooo good!!!!!
The next day, when you are ready for dinner, just take out the meat from the refrigerator and let it sit on the counter for a bit before you grill it. We should never grill cold meat!! Get your grilling on now and...grill....grill.....grill!!! It is nice to grill this until the chicken is cook through and then turn it up a bit. We all love that bit of blackening or crisp to this chicken.
Beautiful!!!! It can be served exactly as is.....or chopped up into pieces on top of my son's favorite fried rice and call it Mall Chicken!!! And thank you again to our Chef Janet for this amazing marinade recipe!!! We love it!!!