Japanese chicken teriyaki recipe
by Swati M.

Japanese chicken teriyaki recipe

  • Course Chicken, Main Course
  • Cuisine Asian, Japanese

Chicken teriyaki is an extremely popular oriental dish, and it’s easier to make than you might think. This easy teriyaki chicken recipe will provide you with simple step-by-step instructions that you can use to create a delicious Japanese dish right in your own kitchen.

There are quite a few different ingredients you will need for this Japanese chicken teriyaki recipe, but it’s not nearly as complicated as it looks. It shouldn’t take you longer than 20 minutes total to make this dish when you follow this easy teriyaki chicken recipe.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 342 kcal


Ingredients for this Japanese chicken teriyaki recipe include

  • 1 pound boneless chicken breasts cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 tbsp peanut oil you can use any cooking oil on hand
  • 1 packet teriyaki sauce
  • Optional toppings toasted sesame seeds and green onions
  • pepper to taste
  • sal to taste

Ingredients for the teriyaki sauce itself include

  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and minced
  • 2 tbps mirin (sweet rice wine)
  • 2 tbps rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbps cornstarch
  • 1/2 tbps sesame oil
  • 1/4 tbps ground ginger


  1. First you must season the chicken with a generous amount of salt and pepper, then set it aside.

  2. Use a large sauté pan or wok to put the chicken in after. Heat the cooking oil over medium-high heat and stir chicken only occasionally until it is cooked all the way through. There should be no pink coloration when you cut into the chicken.

  3. As the chicken is cooking, prepare the teriyaki sauce.

  4. After the chicken has been prepared, pour the teriyaki sauce over it. Toss the chicken in the sauce to combine them until the chicken is fully coated all over. Keep cooking until the sauce comes to a simmer and begins to thicken.

  5. Remove from heat and serve right away. You may choose to garnish it with any of your favorite toppings if you want.

  6. Making the teriyaki sauce:

    Simply whisk all of the ingredients together thoroughly until sauce has a smooth consistency.

Recipe Notes

As long as you follow all of the instructions in this super easy teriyaki chicken recipe, you shouldn’t have any problems. Remember to get all of your ingredients together before you begin.