The Easiest Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

A delicious method for preparing chicken with a flavorful homemade teriyaki sauce. Made in less than 30 minutes, this recipe is a must-try. Quickly stir fry some chicken and mix with a sweet homemade teriyaki sauce. Serve it on top of a bed of rice, alongside some fresh steamed veggies. 

The perfect weeknight dinner that’s guaranteed to brighten up your family’s long and exhausting day, especially it will cheer up your kids. Combine the teriyaki chicken with rice and veggies for one delicious meal that the entire family will love!

Guide on making the easiest teriyaki chicken recipe:


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 3 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • green onions (chopped)
  • sesame seeds (for garnish)


Start by heating up the olive oil in a large skillet placed over medium-high heat.

Then cut the chicken into cubes and add it to the skillet. Cook the chicken until it’s no longer pink and has browned.

Meanwhile (while the chicken is cooking), In a medium-sized bowl, combine all of the teriyaki sauce ingredients (soy sauce, rice vinegar, water, sesame oil, honey, brown sugar, garlic, cornstarch, and ginger). Mix until all the teriyaki sauce ingredients have been combined.

Once the chicken is done cooking and has browned, pour the teriyaki sauce on top of the chicken in the skillet.

Cook the sauce until it thickens and starts to boil. Also, make sure to stir the sauce constantly.

While the teriyaki chicken is cooking, steam the rice and your preferred vegetables.

Once the rice and vegetables have been steam and the teriyaki chicken has finished cooking, pour the teriyaki chicken over steamed rice and veggies and serve while hot.

Finally, if desired, garnish with some green onions and sesame seeds.



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