The best teriyaki chicken recipe is right here! A handful of ingredients and 25 minutes is all you need to make this family favorite.

Easy Teriyaki Chicken

This easy teriyaki chicken recipe has the most tender, delicious chicken coated in a sweet teriyaki sauce. Skip the takeout... this is ready in under half an hour!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian American
Keyword teriyaki chicken recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Natasha Bull


  • 2 large chicken breasts cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
  • 3 tablespoons mirin
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Scallions chopped, to taste


  1. Prep your chicken and add it to a large ZipLoc bag along with the cornstarch. Toss until it's coated.

  2. Add the sauce ingredients (garlic, brown sugar, ginger, mirin, soy sauce, water) to a small bowl and stir together.

  3. Add the oil to a skillet, along with the chicken. Give it a stir and cook it over medium-high heat for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is no longer pink on the outside.

  4. Pour the sauce into the skillet and reduce the heat to medium. Cook for a few more minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened.

  5. I love to serve teriyaki chicken with rice. I then sprinkle the scallions on top. 

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