Japanese Steakhouse Hibachi Chicken and Steak With Vegtables

"My family used to celebrate every major event at this hole in the wall family owned Japanese steakhouse that closed down so rationally I had to start making it at home to survive. This recipe has become my family's absolute favorite and hopefully it will be for your family too"
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Bring 2 1/2 cups water to a rolling boil. Once boiling, add the 2 Cups rice and remove form heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Then remove cover and let stand 5 minutes for rice to absorb remaining water.
  • While waiting for the water to boil and rice to simmer, add all the ingredients for the white sauce in a medium bowl, whisk together and chill covered until ready to serve.
  • Hibachi Chicken or Steak: Slice the meat and vegetables into bite size pieces. Spread 1 Tb vegetable oil in 2 separate large skillets over medium high heat. Now in one large skillet, melt 1 TB butter and then add 1 TB soy sauce and the chicken or steak and saute over medium/high heat and add a dash of salt and pepper. Stir often.
  • In the other large skillet, add portions of the bite sized vegetables (onion and zucchini, not mushrooms) with 1 TB butter, 2 TB soy sauce, dash salt and pepper. (1 TB butter, 2 TB soy sauce, dash salt and pepper for each 1 to 2 cup portion, or unless the portions are small use like 1/2 the ingredients). Cook each portion for about 7 to 8 minutes or until desired tenderness. Cook in portions unless you have a hibachi grill or large enough skillet to cook all the vegetables at once. Stir occasionally. I'm usually cooking for 6 so I have to cook portions separately or else half the vegetables will end up being over cooked while the other half is not cooked at all. Once you've made this recipe more than once you will be able to cook more at a time, just don't overwhelm yourself.
  • When the chicken (add a little lemon juice at the end) or steak is done, add mushrooms and 1 TB butter, 1 TB soy sauce or more if you have decided to cook a lot of mushrooms.
  • Continue to stir both pans.
  • Spoon the vegetables into even portions onto everyone's plates, and the meat into even portions then use one of the meat or vegetable's now empty skillet for the rice.
  • Toss the scrambled eggs, grated carrots, peas, diced onion with the cooked rice and melt about 1 1/2 or 2 TB butter in the skillet and spoon (slotted spoon) the rice mixture over into the skillet with melted butter, frying it over medium high heat. Add soy sauce and salt and pepper. Cook for about 8 or so minutes stirring as often as you can to keep rice from burning.
  • Serve in even portions to everyone's plates.
  • Serve white/orange dipping sauce as you'd like. In my family we use generous amounts over the entire plate.

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  1. ejwwat
    I just made the chicken with the vegetables! AMAZING!
  2. Violet_angel
    Very good. I added Chinese white cooking wine to the chicken and vegetables, and sesame oil to the fried rice (and liberal amounts of butter and soy sauce). If you don't have a hibachi, a wok works wonderfully and cooks super fast. Bought some Tom Yum dipping sauce, and it made a fantastic meal!
  3. ferunc_1049001
    Perfect answer to when you're craving Hibachi chicken but don't have time for the whole Hibachi dinner out! This was a great recipe, the only add I would make is adding sesame seeds to all three while cooking. I did miss that flavor commonly in restaurant hibachi, but otherwise this was a satisfying meal, quite tasty and relatively easy (the only trick is keeping things hot until serving).
  4. Dawn T.
    Made the steak and it tasted as if I went to the restaurant. Awesome
  5. ncjettech
    My family and I love Hibachi, but eating it out all the time puts a serious drain on our budget. I'm glad I found this recipe. We gave it a shot for the first time last night and there wasn't a single grain of rice leftover. Like all recipe's, they aren't exactly one size fits all, so I will be tweaking certain ingredients to cater to the taste of my family, but overall... This is Spot On!


  1. Carl E.
    Thanks for this! Additional menu to try! Saw this post about the only all-season fire pit table that enables hibachi-style cooking at home. Perhaps this may help you guys. https://www.firetainment.com/


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