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Easy Weeknight Teriyaki Chicken + Broccoli -

Easy Weeknight Teriyaki Chicken + Broccoli

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Asian-Inspired


Easy Weeknight Teriyaki Chicken + Broccoli – a quick and easy weeknight dinner that is packed with flavor and the whole family will love!


  • 24 chicken breasts (marinated in teriyaki sauce overnight but at least 30 minutes – I typically use about 1/41/2 cup of sauce per breast, but use your best judgment. Just make sure the chicken breasts are fully submerged in the sauce while marinating)
  • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce for broccoli
  • 1 small/medium head of broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces


  1. Take large skillet and spray with non-stick.
  2. Bring to medium heat and add chicken breasts.
  3. Cover for 5 minutes.
  4. Check to see if side and top of chicken have started to turn white – if yes, turn over. If no, cover and let cook an additional 2-3 minutes.
  5. Flip and drizzle a little bit of teriyaki sauce on chicken to ensure they stay moist.
  6. Cover and let cook an additional 5 minutes.
  7. Check for doneness.
  8. If fully cooked, add broccoli and drizzle with teriyaki sauce. Add enough to just barely coat the broccoli, you don’t want the broccoli drenched). Stir.
  9. Cover and let broccoli steam for 2-3 minutes.
  10. Uncover, stir and taste a piece of broccoli – if it too firm for your liking, cover and let steam another minute or so.
  11. If teriyaki sauce is sticking to pan, add about a teaspoon of water and scrape bottom.
  12. Serve immediately with brown rice, baked potato or yam.
  13. Garnish with sesame seeds, if desired.