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Teriyaki chicken in a bowl with rice and broccoli.
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Most Delicious Teriyaki Chicken

Teriyaki chicken is bursting with flavor and super easy. This Japanese restaurant favorite can be made in 20 minutes! Watch the video above to see how I make it.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Chicken Teriyaki, How To Make Teriyaki Chicken, Teriyaki Chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 321kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


Chicken Stir Fry

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs diced into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Teriyaki Sauce



  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, sake, mirin, and honey until everything is well combined. Set this aside.
    Making the teriyaki sauce in a bowl.
  • Dice the chicken into 1-inch pieces.
    Dicing chicken breast into 1-inch pieces.
  • Heat the oil in a large saute pan or wok over medium-high heat. Add in the chicken and let it cook for 1-2 minutes on one side, until nice and golden. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
    Searing the diced chicken breasts in a pan.
  • Stir fry the chicken, flip it over, and cook the other side for another 1-2 minutes. You don't want it cooked through at this stage, just seared on the outside.
    Cooking the other side of the diced chicken in a pan.
  • Give the sauce a quick whisk and add it to the pan along with the minced ginger and garlic. Stir the sauce with the chicken and let it simmer for 4-5 minutes until the sauce has reduced and thickened.
    Teriyaki chicken in a pan with teriyaki sauce.
  • Serve on top of a fresh bed of rice and a side of steamed broccoli. Garnish with diced green onions and sesame seeds.
    Finished teriyaki chicken in a bowl with rice and broccoli.



  • Remember that if you don't have sake or mirin, you can still make this delicious recipe. Check out my teriyaki sauce post for substitutions.


Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 162mg | Sodium: 1345mg | Potassium: 458mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg