Teriyaki Chicken: A Simple and Delicious Japanese Meal

Treat yourself to a tasty and authentic Japanese dish with our step-by-step teriyaki chicken recipe.

Teriyaki is a classic Japanese dish that is loved by people all over the world. It is a sweet and savory sauce that is used to flavor meats, vegetables, and rice dishes. This dish is not only delicious but also healthy as it is made with ingredients that are readily available in most kitchens. In this recipe, we’ll be making teriyaki chicken, a simple and tasty meal that is perfect for any day of the week.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sake or rice wine
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons water


  1. Cut the chicken breasts into 1-inch pieces and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, 1 cup of water, sake or rice wine, honey, garlic, and ginger.
  3. Stir the mixture and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  4. Reduce heat to low and let it simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch and 3 tablespoons of water to form a slurry.
  6. Slowly add the slurry to the saucepan, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens.
  7. Remove the saucepan from heat and let it cool.


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the chicken pieces to the skillet and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until they are browned on both sides.
  3. Pour the cooled sauce over the chicken and stir to coat.
  4. Let it simmer for another 5 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked and the sauce has thickened.

Tips and Tricks

  • For a gluten-free option, use tamari sauce instead of soy sauce.
  • If you want a sweeter sauce, add more honey or brown sugar to taste.
  • If the sauce is too thick, add a little bit of water to thin it out.

Teriyaki is a delicious and healthy meal that is perfect for any day of the week. With this easy-to-follow recipe, you can treat yourself to a tasty and authentic Japanese dish in no time. Serve with rice and steamed vegetables for a complete and satisfying meal. Enjoy!

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