Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

Grilled teriyaki chicken is my all-time favourite food. I cannot have enough of it,  it i super flavourful, easy to make and so healthy. The best of the Asian cuisine.

Overhead shot of a blue bowl of grilled teriyaki chicken with wooden chopsticks on the side and a small white bowl of chopped spring onions

Every time I go to an Asian restaurant, I know exactly what I am going to have. There is something about this sauce that simply gives even the most boring and plain food a heavenly taste.

So I decided to cook it myself and I was so surprised how simple it is. Of course, there will be different ways of cooking it, but my recipe is super quick and failproof.

The same way the chicken breast was cooked applies to any other meat, fish or vegetables. So if you fancy something else, make the sauce using my recipe and replace the chicken.

I love having it either with rice or noodles, but anything else goes as well, couscous, bulgur wheat, quinoa, mashed potatoes and so on. Also, you can add vegetables as well to it to make is a super meal.

A blue bowl of grilled teriyaki chicken with chopsticks on top of the bowl

Of course, you can choose a different cooking way, but I find grilling the very best. One might think that summer time is the grilling season, but, if you have a grill pan, then any season can be grilling season.

Plus, it is a lot quicker and tastier than any other way. The chicken stays juicy and moist. I know, the kitchen might be all smokey and the smell of chicken will probably be felt all over the town, but hey ho.

If you choose to use chicken thighs or legs, you can cook them the exact same way, the cooking time will be slightly longer though. I usually go for chicken breast as it is way easier to get the other fussy pots to eat as well.

And there you have it, a recipe that makes a perfect work lunch, or light dinner. Any take-away will be put to shame with this super easy Japanese dish. Do give it a try!

Overhead shot of a blue bowl of grilled teriyaki chicken with rice and wooden chopsticks on the side

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Overhead shot of a blue bowl of grilled teriyaki chicken with wooden chopsticks on the side and a small white bowl of chopped spring onions
Grilled Teriyaki Chicken
Prep Time
1 hr 5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
Grilled teriyaki chicken is my all-time favourite food. I cannot have enough of it, it i super flavourful, easy to make and so healthy. The best of the Asian cuisine.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 205 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 spring onions
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 small ginger root
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • a dash of vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  1. In a large bowl, add the light soy sauce, dark soy sauce and honey and mix well.
  2. Grate the garlic cloves and ginger and add them to the other ingredients.
  3. Dice the chicken breasts and coat them in the soy marinade.
  4. Cover the bowl with a clingfilm and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, so that the chicken can absorb all the flavours.
  5. Heat the grill up and drizzle a bit of vegetable oil.
  6. Remove the chicken cubes from the bowl, transfer the marinate to a small pan and bring it to a boil, then let it simmer for a minute or so until it slightly thickens. Mix the corn starch with one tablespoon of water, mix well, then add it to the sauce and cook for a futher 1 minute.

  7. Grill the chicken until tender, it might take about 6-7 minutes. Transfer it to a plate, then pour the cooked marinade over it.

  8. Chop the spring onion and sprinkle it over the chicken, together with the sesame seeds.
  9. Serve it with cooked rice.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Teriyaki Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 2145mg 89%
Potassium 545mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Sugars 9g
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 3.1%
Vitamin C 6.1%
Calcium 3.2%
Iron 8.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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    Kylee @ Kylee Cooks
    February 17, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    I’m also a huge fan of teriyaki chicken! This looks delicious.

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    February 18, 2016 at 3:12 am

    Love the green onion touch! Very tasty!

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      Daniela Apostol
      February 20, 2016 at 7:14 pm

      Thank you! I love green onions, they not only give a nice colour to any food, but also bring a nice taste.

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    February 22, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Teriyaki chicken happens to be my favorite Asian chicken too. Love your quick and easy method. Your teriyaki chicken looks delicious!! Thank you for bringing it to FF!

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      Daniela Apostol
      February 22, 2016 at 9:35 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment, I am glad you like my recipe 🙂

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    April 28, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    This looks amazing! Yummm!!

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