Chicken With Teriyaki Sauce Recipes


How to Make Easy Chicken With Teriyaki Sauce Recipes? Teriyaki sauce is a traditional Japanese sauce used in cooking meats. This recipe consists of teriyaki sauce, pineapple chunks and chicken.

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Easy teriyaki chicken

  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:5 mins
    • Cook:15 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Try this easy, sticky Asian-style teriyaki chicken for a speedy weeknight supper – it takes just 20 minutes to make! Serve it with sticky rice and steamed greens



  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 6 skinless and boneless chicken thighs, sliced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 thumb-sized piece ginger, grated
  • 50g runny honey
  • 30ml light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds , to serve
  • 4 spring onions, shredded, to serve
  • sticky rice, to serve
  • steamed bok choi or spring greens, to serve


  • STEP 1Heat the oil in a non-stick pan over a medium heat. Add the chicken and fry for 7 mins, or until golden. Add the garlic and ginger and fry for 2 mins. Stir in the honey, soy sauce, vinegar and 100ml water. Bring to the boil and cook for 2 – 5 mins over a medium heat until the chicken is sticky and coated in a thick sauce.
  • STEP 2Scatter over the spring onions and sesame seeds, then serve the chicken with the rice and steamed veg.

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

An easy homemade teriyaki sauce recipe made from pantry staples. This sauce is bold and thick and is great as a marinade or as a sauce served with your favorite meats or vegetables.

spoonful of homemade teriyaki sauce recipe

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

There are lots of things I used to never considered making before, turning instead to the conveniently bottled versions. Salad dressings, mayonnaise, etc. Some of them I still buy bottled – mayonnaise – and some I make from scratch at home – salad dressings. One of these condiments that I love to make from scratch is homemade Teriyaki sauce. It is so super easy and good, it made me wonder why I ever bought the store bought kind!

This homemade teriyaki sauce recipe only takes minutes to make, and tastes a lot better than the jarred sauce. This sauce is great just served as a sauce alongside your favorite meats as well as a marinade. I love that it is so versatile!

ingredients for homemade teriyaki sauce


Brown Sugar: I use light brown sugar. You could also up the amount of honey, but I think they both bring in different flavors, so I like to use both.Soy Sauce: I always use low sodium soy sauce. You could also use tamari.Honey: If you like the sauce sweeter, use 2 tablespoons, otherwise just use one.Garlic: I always have fresh garlic on hand, so I like to use fresh. You could sub in garlic powder. If you do, you’ll need about 1/4 teaspoon.Ginger: I don’t always have fresh ginger on hand, so that is why I use ground ginger. Feel free to use fresh if you do have it, though. You’ll need 1-2 tablespoons of fresh ginger if you do sub.Cornstarch: This is what will thicken up your sauce. The sauce will get decently thick, so if you prefer a thinner sauce, feel free to cut this amount in half.

making homemade teriyaki sauce

How to Make Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

It really doesn’t get much easier than this recipe!

1: Start by combining all of your ingredients except the cornstarch and 1/4 cup of water. Whisk to combine, and set over medium heat.

2: In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and the 1/4 cup water.

thickening teriyaki sauce

3: Pour the cornstarch mixture into the saucepan.

4: Cook, whisking, until the sauce thickens.

teriyaki sauce in a jar

How to Use This Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

This homemade teriyaki sauce makes a thicker sauce that the bottled sauce, so it would be good served on top of something, but I have also used it as a marinade. If you don’t want it thick as a marinade you can skip adding the cornstarch and extra water.

Here are some of my favorite ways to use this sauce:

  • As sauce with grilled chicken
  • Add it to chicken pieces and broccoli and serve over rice
  • As a glaze for salmon
  • Mixed into noodles
  • In any stir fry
wooden spoon with spoonful of homemade teriyaki sauce

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Video


I usually make this teriyaki sauce when I need it, but it’s also great to just have on hand for an easy dinner.

I store it in a mason jar in the refrigerator. I will usually try to go through it in a week or less, but really, it should be good for 2-3 weeks if stored properly.

I have not tried to freeze this, although I’m assuming it would freeze well.


Sweet and sticky Teriyaki Chicken in homemade Teriyaki sauce is the perfect easy dinner recipe served with rice and a simple cucumber salad.

Easy Teriyaki chicken

I love this easy Teriyaki chicken recipe for those nights when I don’t have much time to get something on the table for dinner. The chicken takes minutes to make because I cut out the marinating and simply cook the chicken with the sauce. Of course a good marinade has its place but when you need dinner on the table fast, this recipe has got your back.

The sweet and sticky chicken is perfect served with steamed rice and a vegetable side dish of your choice. Here, I served it with a simple cucumber salad but steamed broccoli or sugar snap peas will be just as delicious.


Full recipe with amounts can be found in the recipe card below. 

  • Chicken breasts. Boneless skinless chicken breasts. You can use boneless chicken thighs too.
  • Sesame oil. 
  • Soy sauce. Coconut aminos or Tamari can be substituted. Low sodium soy sauce is also a good option.
  • Rice vinegar.
  • Sake/Mirin. (optional)
  • Fresh Garlic. 
  • Fresh Ginger.
  • Honey.
  • Brown sugar.


  1. Cook the chicken: Because I cut out the marinating of the chicken, it’s important to cook the chicken in a hot pan quickly to avoid it overcooking. Chop boneless, skinless chicken breasts into bite-sized chunks then pat dry with paper towels. This will allow the chicken to brown quicker. Preheat a large skillet or frying pan  over high heat then cook the chicken in a teaspoon of sesame oil until golden brown all over. Remove from the pan while you make the sauce.
  2. Make the sauce: Combine the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sake/mirin (if using), garlic, ginger, honey and brown sugar in a bowl and whisk well then pour into the hot pan. Allow to come to a boil and cook for a minute or two until the sauce starts to reduce. Stir regularly to prevent the sauce from burning.
  3. Combine with the chicken: Add the chicken and all their resting juices back into the pan. Stir the chicken with the sauce and cook for another 4-5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened. Reducing the sauce will allow it to thicken but if you want to thicken it even more, add a slurry of cornstarch and water to the pan and cook until thickened. Taste and adjust seasoning by adding more soy sauce if necessary. Serve the Teriyaki chicken with rice and garnish with sesame seeds and sliced spring or green onions.


Teriyaki chicken can be made and stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Leftovers can be stored exactly the same way. Reheat in a hot pan with a splash of water to loosen the sauce.

Chicken breast cooked in Teriyaki sauce.


  1. Cucumber salad 
  2. Steamed rice
  3. Steamed broccoli or sugar snap peas. Any vegetables will be delicious alongside though.

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