Benihana Hibachi Chicken or Steak

Vickie Parks


The two most popular items on the menu of Benihana Restaurant are their Japanese Hibachi Chicken and Japanese Hibachi Steak. This recipe allows you to prepare those delicious dishes at home, even if you don't have a hibachi, using a wok or even a skillet.

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20 Min


25 Min




chicken breasts or sirloin steaks, but into bite-size pieces
2 Tbsp
vegetable oil, divided
6 Tbsp
soy sauce, divided
4 Tbsp
butter, divided
black pepper
2 tsp
lemon juice
2 c
mushrooms, cut into bite-size pieces
1 large
onion, cut into bite-size pieces
2 medium
zucchini, cut into bite-size pieces
3 tsp
sesame seeds, divided
6 c
bean sprouts
mustard sauce, for serving (optional)
ginger sauce, for serving (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

Add 1 tbsp oil to a wok or large skillet over medium high. Add chicken or steak, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp butter and a dash of salt and pepper, and sauté for about 2 minutes, slide the meat to one side of the pan, pour lemon juice on it. Then add the mushrooms to the other side of the pan. Pour 1 tbsp of the soy sauce over the mushrooms, then add 1 tbsp butter and season with salt and pepper, and sauté mushrooms for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, while chicken is cooking, add another tbsp oil to separate skillet over medium high heat. Add the onion and zucchini with 2 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp butter and a dash of salt and pepper. Saute the vegetables as long as the chicken is cooking, stirring both skillets occasionally. Spoon the vegetables onto 4 individual serving plates.
Once the chicken has cooked 6 to 8 minutes or is done (no pink remains), sprinkle 1 tsp sesame seeds over the chicken, then mix the chicken with the mushrooms. Spoon the chicken mixture onto individual serving plates, next to the sautéed vegetables.
Add bean sprouts to the same skillet in which you cooked the vegetables, and cook bean sprouts over high heat. Add 2 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp butter and a dash of salt and pepper. Cook the sprouts for only a minute or two, just until they have tenderized. Just before you serve the sprouts, sprinkle 2 tsp sesame seeds on them. Serve the sprouts next to the chicken and vegetables.
Serve with mustard sauce and ginger sauce on the side, if you wish.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Japanese
Hashtags: #copycat, #hibachi