Shota's Teriyaki Chicken and Watermelon Salad

20 minutes + 4 hours for marinadingServes 4
Shota's Teriyaki Chicken and Watermelon Salad


  • 4 boneless chicken thighs with skin on
  • Shota’s Make Umami Teriyaki Sauce

Watermelon Salad:

  • 1 pint watermelon, cut into 3/4-inch dice
  • A few slices of English cucumber, cut into thin half-moons
  • A sprinkle of feta cheese
  • 1 tsp Shichi-mi togarashi
  • 1 tbsp miso honey dressing (instructions below)
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • A few leaves of mint

Miso Honey Dressing:

  • ⅓ c miso paste
  • ⅓ c honey
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 2 c rice vinegar
  • 1½ tbsp salt
  • 3 c blended oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil


Chicken: Marinate the meat in the teriyaki sauce for at least 4 hours or overnight. Remove chicken from marinade and place directly onto a hot grill, skin side down, to get nice char marks. Flip chicken over for grill marks on the other side, cook another few minutes until cooked through, about 10-12 minutes total.

Serve grilled chicken with rice on the side and drizzle teriyaki sauce over the top.

Watermelon Salad: Toss watermelon, cucumber, feta cheese, shichi-mi, miso honey dressing and black pepper together. Place in a serving bowl and top with sunflower seeds and mint leaves.

Miso Honey Dressing: In a bowl, add miso paste, honey, ginger, vinegar and salt together and blend with a whisk. Slowly whisk in blended oil and sesame oil until emulsified.