When my kids hear we are having chicken for dinner, they usually let out a big groan. It's not that they don't like chicken, but they do find roasted chicken and grilled chicken to be a little bland. They have also grown tired of my breaded chicken. So I was excited to surprise them with a flavorful twist on the typical chicken dinner. Try this easy Chicken Teriyaki recipe and see for yourself why it was such a big hit. You'll also love our Air Fryer Chicken Teriyaki Drumsticks and this Instant Pot Teriyaki Wings Recipe.
Why this Teriyaki chicken is awesome
- Just 5 ingredients
- Ready in under an hour
- Easy one pan meal
- yellow or white onion
- red pepper
- boneless chicken breast
- canola oil
- teriyaki Marinade
How to make chicken with teriyaki sauce
It takes just five ingredients to make this delicious chicken teriyaki that your family will request again and again. Start out by chopping some onions and peppers. I used red peppers because that is what I had on hand, but green peppers would work well too.
Cut some defrosted or fresh chicken breasts into bite size pieces and cook on medium high heat in a large skillet until no longer pink. At that point, add in the chopped onions and cook for a few more minutes.
Lastly, add Teriyaki Marinade and cook with the chicken and veggies until the sauce thickens. The teriyaki marinade is a real time saver over making homemade teriyaki sauce. The marinade I used comes with sesame seeds, so no need to add those.
Making your own teriyaki marinade typically takes a lot of ingredients such as soy sauce, minced garlic, ginger, corn starch, honey, mirin and brown sugar. This is just one of the many reasons I use bottled teriyaki sauce.
I served the chicken teriyaki over a bed of white rice. I made the rice in our pressure cooker, so it just took 30 minutes to cook up. Cooking the rice was the longest part of this process and it still only took a half and hour. You can also garnish with chopped green onions.
Once the chicken was defrosted, the meal came together in no time. You can have a restaurant quality meal on the table in under 40 minutes. This dish is a lifesaver on busy nights.
This easy teriyaki chicken recipe has become part of our rotation of meals. Make sure to scoop some extra sauce that is leftover in the pan and pour it over the chicken when serving. If you serve it with rice, like I did, the sweetness of the sauce will seep into the rice for the best rice you've ever tasted.
Your family will love the taste of this easy homemade teriyaki chicken!
- Cut defrosted or fresh skinless, boneless chicken breast into bite size pieces and cook in oil in a large saute pan until the chicken is cooked through.
- Add the chopped onions and peppers to the saute pan with the chicken and cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes.
- Add Teriyaki Marinade and stir to coat the chicken and vegetables with the sauce.
- Reduce heat to low and cook until sauce thickens a bit.
- This can be served over rice if desired.
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
Frequently asked questions
If you choose to use chicken thighs simply marinate them in a zip top bag for 1-2 hours. Then pour contents of the bag in a skillet and cook until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
You can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.