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

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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 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes


  • 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


  • 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

As with any of my recipes, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly depending on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish.


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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  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!