This is a the best Chicken Teriyaki recipe that is a quick & easy dinner made with real, simple ingredients that can be on your dinner table in 20 minutes! An easy dinner recipe for all those busy weeknights!
The Best Chicken Teriyaki Recipe
Does it get much more simple than this easy chicken teriyaki recipe? Answer: nope! We have ordered chicken teriyaki takeout from our local Asian restaurant and knew that we needed to develop a recipe that we could make in our own kitchen. This delicious chicken teriyaki recipe does not disappoint – so much flavor and ready in under 30 minutes!
Interested in making a teriyaki recipe with salmon? Try our Teriyaki Salmon Bowl!
What You Will Need
- boneless, skinless chicken breasts – we love cutting our chicken breasts into large chunks, but you could also use boneless skinless chicken thighs, if you prefer more dark meat.
- teriyaki sauce – the recipe card includes a list of sauce ingredients and instructions on how to make your own teriyaki sauce or you can pick some up at the local grocery store.
- extra virgin olive oil – just a splash in the pan to help sauté the chicken.
- fresh broccoli – the perfect vegetable that compliments this meal, but feel free to use another veggie if you prefer.
- garnish options: sesame seeds, green onions, or red pepper flakes.
How To Make Chicken Teriyaki
The first step to make this simple recipe is to prepare the teriyaki sauce in a small saucepan, including the cornstarch slurry.
Now bring a large skillet to medium heat, add a splash of olive oil, and then toss in the bite size pieces of chicken to sauté. Continue cooking until they reach an internal temperature of 150 degrees F (use a meat thermometer).
Then add the teriyaki sauce to the skillet, a little bit at a time.
Pro tip: we like to reserve some of the sauce to pour over the whole bowl when it is all done.
Move the homemade teriyaki sauce around in the pan to fully coat all of the pieces of chicken to give them a thick glaze and continue cooking until the internal temp reaches 165 degrees F.
While the chicken cooks, you can quickly steam the fresh broccoli florets on the stovetop.
When the broccoli is ready, you can add that to the pan too and toss everything in the delicious teriyaki sauce.
How Should I Serve Chicken Teriyaki
We love to enjoy this easy teriyaki chicken recipe as rice bowls over some jasmine rice or cauliflower rice for an added vegetable! Feel free to substitute for your favorite type of white rice or brown rice. You could also change up the broccoli for some fresh asparagus, broccolini, bell peppers, or even some green beans. Just make sure you give it a sprinkling of sesame seeds on top!
- teriyaki sauce – to make this dish even more simple, pick-up a bottled teriyaki sauce from the store. We love this one!
- meal prep – this recipe can easily be prepped ahead of time! Simply make the teriyaki sauce and store in the fridge until ready. You could also cut the chicken into pieces and store in the fridge, but we would suggest waiting on all the cooking until you are ready to enjoy it!
- veggies – we used fresh broccoli, but feel free to substitute for any other fresh vegetables or even frozen vegetables if you are in a pinch.
- storage – any chicken teriyaki leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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Chicken Teriyaki Recipe – a quick and easy weeknight dinner that is packed with flavor and the whole family will love it!
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup of water
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 4 tablespoons brown sugar (or coconut sugar)
- 1/2 cup soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
- 1/2–1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
- Slurry: 2 tablespoon cornstarch + 1/4 cup cold water
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 cups steamed broccoli
- garnish: sesame seeds
- Cut chicken breasts into 1 inch pieces, set aside.
- In medium saucepan whisk together water, sesame oil, brown sugar, soy sauce, honey, garlic and ginger. Bring to a simmer.
- Whisk together slurry ingredients in a small bowl. Add to saucepan; whisk to combine.
- Whisk slowly but continuously while continuing to simmer the sauce. After a few minutes of simmering, sauce will start to thicken. Remove from heat when it reaches your desired thickness – remember it will thicken more as it cools slightly.
- Bring a large cast iron skillet to medium-high heat. Add olive and swirl to coat the pan. Add chicken and season lightly with a little salt and pepper. Move chicken around pan until it reaches 155 degrees F. Add teriyaki sauce (feel free to add a little at a time – you may have a little leftover). Stir to combine. Let simmer gently until chicken has fully cooked. Add broccoli and toss to combine.
- Serve with sesame seeds sprinkled on top over a bed of rice of your choice – we love jasmine rice!
- Teriyaki: of course if you want to make this even easier you can skip making your own teriyaki sauce and simply use store-bought from the grocery store. Whatever works best for you!
- Storage: store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- Serving Size: 6oz
- Calories: 265
- Sugar: 12.6 g
- Sodium: 910.3 mg
- Fat: 6.7 g
- Carbohydrates: 21.7 g
- Protein: 29.3 g
- Cholesterol: 82.7 mg
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