Japanese style Hibachi Chicken made with sautéed vegetables served over rice and topped with YUM YUM SAUCE!  An easy weeknight dinner that will have you feel like you’re eating out!

Asian food speaks to my soul.  Especially easy stir-fry recipes that are packed with flavor and vegetables like this hibachi chicken, Kung Pao Chicken, or my favorite Skinny Asian Chicken Stir-fry!

Hibachi chicken stir-fry with a side of rice and yum yum sauce in the background.

If you’ve ever been to a Hibachi restaurant you know that you’re in for both dinner and a show! The first time I went was with my family when I was a teenager, and now it’s a fun date-night restaurant we love to go to a few times a year.

If you’re not familiar with Japanese Hibachi or teppanyaki, imagine sitting around a large, hot hibachi grill where a chef is standing in the center, cooking a dinner made up of meat or seafood, fresh vegetables, and rice. While he cooks he is entertaining the table with food and knife tricks, and cracking jokes. It’s entertaining and the food is delicious!

Often, the terms hibachi and teppanyaki are used interchangeably, but traditionally hibachi is cooked on a barbecue type grill with a charcoal or gas flame and teppanyaki is cooked on a solid griddle cook surface.

No special equipment:

Hibachi literally means “fire bowl” and refers to a method of cooking food over very high heat (sometimes in a large ceramic bowl and often on a large flat grill).  However, to make this easy Hibachi chicken recipe at home, all you need is a large skillet or fry pan!

How to make Hibachi Chicken (a summary):

  • Cook chicken. Heat 1 teaspoon oil and 1 teaspoon sesame oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet or wok. Add chicken and season with salt, and pepper. Cook one minute. Add 1 Tbsp butter, 1 Tbsp soy sauce and garlic to skillet and sauté until cooked through. Remove to a plate and cover with foil.
  • Cook vegetables.  In the same pan, heat half the oils for vegetables. Add half of the vegetables. Cook on high for 1 minutes. Add ½ Tbsp butter, 1 Tbsp soy sauce, and salt and pepper. Sauté until fork-tender—do not overcook. Set aside, and repeat steps with remaining vegetables.
  • Serve over rice. Serve chicken and vegetables over rice, with sauce on the side for dipping.

A skillet with cooked chicken pieces next to another skillet with stir-fry vegetables and chicken.

YUM YUM SAUCE:

Homemade hibachi sauce, or yum yum sauce, is the star of this meal, and it’s soo easy to make! It kind of tastes like fry sauce with a twist, and you can dip your meat and veggies in it.

  • 1 cup Hellmann’s Mayo
  • 1 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • ¾ tsp Paprika
  • ⅛ tsp Garlic Powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Water

The ingredients for yum yum sauce next to a bowl of the sauce mixed together.

  1. Mix all ingredients together and whisk until well combined.
  2. Refrigerate overnight or at least for 8 hours prior to serving.

A fork dipping a piece of chicken in yum yum sauce.

Great for Meal Prep!

This is a great dinner to meal prep! You can double or triple the recipe and set aside the leftovers for lunch or dinner during the week. I like to divide the hibachi chicken and vegetables, rice and stir-fry between these containers.

Meal prepped hibachi chicken in containers with rice and sauce.

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Recipe

Hibachi chicken stir-fry with a side of rice and yum yum sauce in the background.
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
Total 30 mins
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Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil , divided
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil , divided
  • 2 Tbsp butter , divided
  • 3 large boneless , skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes (you can also use steak or shrimp here)
  • 3 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce , divided
  • Minced garlic
  • salt and pepper , to taste
  • 2 zucchinis , chopped
  • 1 medium onion , chopped
  • 1 carrot , thinly sliced
  • 1 8- oz package crimini mushrooms , halved – freshest ones they have
  • rice , for serving
  • Hibachi sauce (Yum Yum Sauce):
  • 1 cup Hellmann's Mayo
  • 1 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoons Paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Heat 1 teaspoon oil and 1 teaspoon sesame oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet or wok. Add chicken and season with salt, and pepper. Cook one minute. Add 1 Tbsp butter, 1 Tbsp soy sauce and garlic to skillet and sauté, until cooked through. set aside and cover with foil.
  • In the same pan, heat half the oils for vegetables. Add half of the vegetables. Cook on high for 1 minutes. Add ½ Tbsp butter, 1 Tbsp soy sauce, and salt and pepper. Sauté until fork-tender—do not overcook. Set aside, and repeat steps with remaining vegetables.
  • Serve chicken and vegetables over rice, with sauce on the side for dipping.
  • For the sauce:
  • Mix all ingredients together and whisk until well combined.
  • Refrigerate overnight or at least for 8 hours prior to serving.

Notes

Yum Yum Sauce can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for up to one week. 

Nutrition

Calories: 327kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 40gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 659mgPotassium: 1148mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 424IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 2mg

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Nutritional information does not include yum yum sauce or rice.

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for this great recipe! I am making it for the second time this weekend so that I can enjoy it at work for lunches next week. Healthy and delicious and filling, too!

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe is so good! Wonderful flavors!! The whole family enjoyed this one!! Definitely going to be adding this one into our meal plan rotation!

  3. 5 stars
    Great recipe! The chicken and vegetables came out perfect. 😊 I also added hoisin sauce to my plate and omg. That takes it to a whole other level!

  4. 5 stars
    This is so easy and absolutely delicious! I have made it a handful if times and it’s always a hit! Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    Delicious! Flavor mix was dead on. I used shrimp instead of chicken and added some garlic to the veggies, so they wouldn’t feel left out. Including in the meal rotation for the foreseeable future. Yum!