Red Robin Copycat Teriyaki Chicken Burger
Kevin and I love it whenever we can make it to Red Robin for a date night. We both order the same thing every time. We just have no desire for anything else. The burger I always order is the Teriyaki Chicken Burger, hold the lettuce and tomato. I crave this burger so I was excited when I found the recipe for the Teriyaki sauce. It has been so long ago that I can’t remember where I found it, but there are several sites that have the same thing.
7 oz of water
1/2 Cup Soy Sauce
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 tsp Onion powder
1/4 tsp Garlic powder
3 Tablespoons Cornstarch
7 oz is 3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp Water. I use a baby bottle or a liquid measuring cup that shows ounces. Add all ingredients into a sauce pan and stir well. Cook over medium heat until the sauce boils and thickens. Set aside.
Teriyaki Chicken Burger
Slices of Swiss Cheese
Lettuce and Tomato (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350. Heat a frying pan to medium heat. When it is hot, add a little olive oil to coat and cook the chicken on both sides until almost cooked through. In the last few minutes of cooking, add a few spoonfuls of Teriyaki Sauce on top of the chicken. I’ve cooked it raw with the sauce before and it overpowered the chicken. At the same time you add the sauce, throw in 2 slices of pineapple for each burger you plan to make. Cook them for a few minutes on each side in the teriyaki sauce. Once the chicken is finished cooking, it is time to assemble.
I use a cookie sheet and line it with foil. Put on the bottom bun and add a spoonful of teriyaki sauce. Then add the chicken and an extra spoonful of sauce. Add the 2 slices of pineapple, slightly offset, and then top with 2 slices of swiss cheese. In the picture I separated the cheese and had one on the chicken and one on top of the pineapple. Depending on the level of sauce you like, you can add a little more on top. If desired, spread mayo on the top of the bun and put on top. Cook in the oven till the cheese is melted. The bun will be nice and toasted.
These pictures don’t show enough sauce for my liking but you can play around with it and decide what you like. This tastes just like the burgers at Red Robin and really satisfy my craving.
I use this teriyaki sauce recipe for stir fry as well. You can substitute chicken with a burger as well. Enjoy!