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WE LOVE Super Easy Chicken Teriyaki! Made in just minutes and delicious for the entire family. This easy recipe for Teriyaki Chicken is a family favorite!

Easy Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 347kcal
Teriyaki Chicken is one of our favorites! This EASY Teriyaki Chicken recipe is a simple Asian inspired dinner that can replace your Chinese takeout. You can put together a delicious teriyaki chicken and rice dinner in minutes (with the best teriyaki chicken sauce) at home!
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  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar


  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds for serving


  • Cut chicken breasts into 1 inch cubes and place inside a large ziplock bag. Set aside.
  • Mix together 3 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon water, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar.
  • Add marinade to ziplock bag and coat chicken completely. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, mix 4 teaspoons cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water and set aside.
  • In small saucepan mix together 3/4 cup soy sauce, 3/4 cup water, 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar, sugar, garlic powder, and ground ginger.
  • Use a whisk to mix together the ingredients and then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low.
  • Add cornstarch mixture into the saucepan and stir constantly until fully combined and thickened.
  • Heat chicken in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Pour the teriyaki sauce over all the chicken (reserving some sauce for serving) and cook until chicken is fully cooked, about 3-4 minutes on each side; depending on the thickness of the chicken.
  • Sprinkle the chicken with sesame seeds.
  • Serve over rice or with your favorite veggies, with extra teriyaki sauce on the side.
  • Enjoy!



Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 3258mg | Potassium: 369mg | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2.3mg