Homemade Teriyaki Chicken: Easy, At-Home Asian Recipe

May 10, 2021
Homemade Teriyaki Chicken

Hey, y’all! Love Asian food and want to make it at home? Look no further than my Homemade Teriyaki Chicken! There’s no need to be intimidated if this is your first time making an Asian dish from scratch — I’ve designed this recipe to be extremely simple and it comes together in just about 15 minutes. It’ll turn into a weeknight favorite for the family and can be used in a multitude of ways, including meal prep. Enjoy!

Homemade Teriyaki Chicken

Homemade Teriyaki Chicken: Easy, At-Home Asian Recipe

JC’s note: this recipe was designed with the intention of making your own teriyaki sauce. It’s so easy to make on your own! That said, if you want a shortcut, you can absolutely purchase a pre-made teriyaki sauce from the market. All major grocery chains have great options – and I’ve tried many of them. That said, my favorite is the teriyaki sauce from Aldi: it has amazing flavor and comes in at under $2.00. Very affordable, yet amazing quality!

Homemade Teriyaki Chicken

Homemade Teriyaki Chicken

JC Phelps
Looking for the perfect, at-home asian recipe? Look no further than my easy-to-make Homemade Teriyaki Chicken!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 6 servings
Calories 210 kcal


  • Skillet
  • Saucepan


For The Chicken

  • 1.5 lbs Chicken Breast diced
  • Garlic Powder to taste
  • Onion Powder to taste
  • Kosher Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil for cooking

For The Teriyaki Sauce

  • 1/2 c Water
  • 1/4 c Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 4 tbsp Honey
  • 3 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp Cold Water


For The Chicken

  • Cut chicken breast into cubes. Heat extra virgin olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place chicken in oil and begin to cook. Season chicken with kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder to taste.
  • Let the chicken fully brown on the bottom and flip (3-5 minutes, depending on heat). Flip chicken and move it around, allowing chicken to fully cook. Internal temperature should reach 165F. Set chicken aside.

For The Teriyaki Sauce

  • Prepare the teriyaki sauce as the chicken is cooking. In a sauce pan over medium heat, combine water, brown sugar, soy sauce, minced garlic, ginger, sesame oil, and honey.
  • Mix the cornstarch and the cold water in a separate bowl. Whisk until the cornstarch has fully dissolved.
  • Add the cornstarch mixture to the saucepan and heat until the sauce reaches your desired level of thickness.

To Finish

  • Toss chicken in teriyaki sauce + serve!


If the sauce gets too thick, just add more water! 


Sodium: 518mgCalcium: 16mgVitamin C: 2mgVitamin A: 34IUSugar: 17gFiber: 1gPotassium: 476mgCholesterol: 73mgCalories: 210kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 3gProtein: 25gCarbohydrates: 19gIron: 1mg
Keyword asian, japanese, teriyaki, teriyaki chicken
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My homemade teriyaki chicken is the perfect recipe for a busy evening – to save time, make the teriyaki sauce while the chicken is cooking. If you do that, the entire entree comes together in just 10-15 minutes. Chicken teriyaki serves perfectly over rice, with vegetables, in sandwiches/wraps, and in stir fry; further, it reheats well!

Homemade Teriyaki Chicken

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