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Easy Chicken Teriyaki Recipe

Chicken Teriyaki is a delicious, savory and slightly sweet chicken dish that is a family favorite. It’s the easiest and most unbelievably delicious Teriyaki Chicken that can be made in under 30 minutes from start to finish. 

overhead view of chicken teriyaki in a bowl with broccoli and rice

One of my family's favorite meals is this Chicken Teriyaki. They request it usually once a week and I'm always happy to make it for them because it's so easy and tasty and is a great way to get back on track with healthier eating after the holidays.

overhead view of chicken teriyaki in a bowl with broccoli and rice

The ingredients are pretty basic so the next time you're tempted to order takeout, take a look instead in your fridge and pantry and stay in for the night! 

How-To Make a Delicious, Quick, and Easy Chicken Teriyaki

Chicken Teriyaki

Homemade easy chicken teriyaki recipe that can be made in a skillet or in an Instant Pot
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overhead view of chicken teriyaki in a bowl with broccoli and rice
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts or tenderloins
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 4 cups of cooked broccoli

Instructions

  • Cook rice according to directions on package.
  • Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces.
    raw chicken tenderloins
  • Melt coconut oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
    coconut oil melting in a nonstick skillet
  • Once the oil has fully melted, start cooking chicken approximately 3 minutes on each side until slightly brown and cooked through.
    Chicken pieces in a nonstick skillet being fried
  • Mix together brown sugar, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, ginger, garlic, and cornstarch. 
    side view of homemade teriyaki sauce in a Pyrex glass measuring cup
  • Pour sauce over chicken and stir constantly until sauce thickens approximately 2 to 3 minutes.
    overhead view of chicken in a homemade teriyaki sauce
  • Place cooked rice on the bottom of a bowl.
    overhead view of a bowl of white rice
  • Top with broccoli. 
    overhead view of broccoli in bowl on top of a bed of white rice
  • Add teriyaki chicken and serve!
    overhead view of chicken teriyaki in a bowl with broccoli and rice

Nutrition

Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 976mg | Potassium: 769mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 83mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1.6mg
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 314kcal
Author: Mary Beth

overhead view of chicken teriyaki in a bowl with broccoli and rice

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5 Comments

  1. Mary Beth, your dish looks amazing!! And your photography is absolute perfection!

  2. This sounds delicious and I can't wait to try it!

  3. I'm so glad my hubby can eat chicken again! Will be trying your recipe soon!

  4. Julie Briones says:

    Ooooo, love me some chicken teriyaki... and give me all the broccoli!