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Easy Chicken Teriyaki (+Video)

Fast and Easy Chicken Teriyaki is a family favorite! A super simple and scrumptious homemade teriyaki sauce tossed with diced chicken and served with rice!

A DELCIOUSLY GLAZED CHICKEN RECIPE

Besides crock pot recipes, most folks ask me for more chicken recipes. Seeing as I am always on the lookout for good chicken recipes, I totally get it. But I also want it to be a quick recipe without a lot of fuss. I don’t want fifty million ingredients and I don’t want it to take 2 hours to make and 30 dirty dishes.

Homemade Chicken Teriyaki shown served ed over rice on a white plate.

THE MOST DELICIOUS HOMEMADE TERIYAKI SAUCE

Chicken teriyaki is a classic favorite. Just a small handful of ingredients and you can make an amazing dish. Just add rice and veggies and you have a complete meal. Plus, if you make extra, it re-heats really well for your work lunch the next day. This easy sauce tastes so much better than any bottled sauce you can get and it also tastes like you spent forever making it. 😉

Fast and Easy Chicken Teriyaki (with homemade teriyaki sauce!) recipe from The Country Cook.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST):

  • boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • salt and pepper
  • light brown sugar
  • low-sodium soy sauce
  • rice vinegar
  • ground ginger
  • garlic
  • cornstarch

HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN TERIYAKI:

Cook rice according to instructions on packaging. Steam broccoli. Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper and place in large non stick skillet. Cook until done, stirring often.

diced chicken breasts placed into skillet.

In a small bowl or a measuring cup, combine brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, vinegar and cornstarch. Whisk together until there are no cornstarch lumps.

combine brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, vinegar and cornstarch in a bowl.

Add sauce to chicken and cook stirring constantly, until it thickens into shiny glaze.

cooked chicken teriyaki in a large skillet.

Remove from heat and serve immediately with rice and steamed broccoli.

Homemade and Easy Chicken Teriyaki on a plate served over rice with broccoli.

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Easy and Fast Chicken Teriyaki

Easy Chicken Teriyaki (+Video)

Fast and Easy Chicken Teriyaki is a family fave! A simple and yummy homemade teriyaki sauce tossed with diced chicken and served with rice!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Chicken Teriyaki, Easy Chicken Teriyaki, Homemade Chicken Teriyaki
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 201kcal

Ingredients

For the chicken:

For the sauce:

For serving:

Instructions

  • Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper and place in large non stick skillet. Cook until done, stirring often.
  • In a small bowl or a measuring cup, combine brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, vinegar and cornstarch. Whisk together until there are no cornstarch lumps.
  • Add sauce to chicken and cook stirring constantly, until it thickens into shiny glaze.
  • Remove from heat and serve immediately with rice and/or steamed broccoli.

Video

Notes

  • Boneless, skinless chicken thighs can be used instead of breasts. 

Nutrition

Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 667mg | Potassium: 466mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.8mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Originally published: June 2017
Updated & republished: May 2019

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for all of your recipes Me and my husband love all of them that we’ve tried we are in our 80’s and so far we’ve not found a bad one yet. I’d give all 5 points.

  2. 5 stars
    My 10 year old granddaughter asks me to make this for her. She says she could eat it every day. I serve it to her over mashed potatoes since she doesn’t like rice. It is a family favorite. Thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    I have never posted or commented on a recipe before, though I’ve used many recipes. This was absolutely incredible. The flavor was exactly like the mall food court…amazing! But so much healthier…and practically free!! I loved how the sauce thickened up and stayed on the chicken. Usually sauce recipes fail to do so.
    We used some leftover veggies, made some rice in the rice cooker and subbed the rice vinegar for apple cider vinegar.

    Tonight I will be making the recipe again but using beef strips this time! Thank you so much for an incredible dish that everyone in the family loves. I’m especially grateful to you because as a new mom I want to be able to spend time with my family while still making nutritious meals. And this recipe is quick and easy! Thanks again!