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Easy Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

Easy Teriyaki Chicken Recipe that tastes better than takeout. This chicken teriyaki is a family favorite! Simple easy dinner idea. We served it over buttery white rice with broccoli. Yum! | natashaskitchen.com

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Because we all still need to eat real meals leading up to Christmas and not everyone can survive on Christmas cookies; so this! Teriyaki chicken is a quick and easy dinner and tastes better than takeout. It’s seriously addictive with that honey orange glaze. Not too sweet and not too salty, but just right.

The chicken thighs are tender and delicious. If you’re like me and love super clean meat, chicken thighs can be a little annoying to trim but it’s so worth it. You can’t beat the juiciness and flavor of thigh meat.

I learned how to make this simple and delicious teriyaki chicken from Juliana on Instagram! Her delicious photo of glazed teriyaki chicken over white rice came up in my feed and I was like “gimme ‘dat chicken ?!” I love getting dinner-time inspiration on Instagram!

The ingredient list is so simple, but it works! We’ve made it 3 times in the past week and a half and even when I burned the sauce , my hubby and son still enjoyed it. Leave it to me to burn the sauce.

Easy Teriyaki Chicken Recipe that tastes better than takeout. This chicken teriyaki is a family favorite! Simple easy dinner idea. We served it over buttery white rice with broccoli. Yum! | natashaskitchen.com

Watch how to make Chicken Teriyaki!

Ingredients for Chicken Teriyaki Recipe:

1/4 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (from 1 1/2 medium or 1 large oranges)
3 Tbsp honey
1 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
1 tsp sesame oil
1 1/2 to 2 lbs (about 6-7 medium) boneless skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of fat
1 Tbsp oil (I use light olive oil)
1 1/2 Tbsp unsalted butter
Green onion and sesame seeds for garnish, optional

Easy Teriyaki Chicken Recipe that tastes better than takeout. This chicken teriyaki is a family favorite! Simple easy dinner idea. We served it over buttery white rice with broccoli. Yum!

Cooks Tip: How to Peel and Grate fresh ginger:

1. Peel with a spoon. It’s the easiest way to get the skin off. Grate peeled ginger with a fine grater or zester.

Easy Teriyaki Chicken Recipe that tastes better than takeout. This chicken teriyaki is a family favorite! Simple easy dinner idea. We served it over buttery white rice with broccoli. Yum!

How to Make Teriyaki Chicken:

1. In a large bowl, whisk together all marinade ingredients: 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/3 cup orange juice, 3 Tbsp honey, 1 tsp ginger and 1 tsp sesame oil.

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2. Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces and place into marinade. Stir and cover with plastic wrap and marinate on the counter 20 min.

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3. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 Tbsp olive oil. Remove chicken from marinade with a slotted spoon, reserving marinade in the bowl. Add chicken to the hot pan and sauté, stirring occasionally until golden and cooked through (5 min).

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4. Remove pan from heat and transfer chicken to a bowl. (Don’t leave the empty pan over the heat or you may scorch the bottom of the pan and ruin the sauce – been there, done that and if it happens to you, continue making the sauce using a clean pan). 

Easy Teriyaki Chicken Recipe that tastes better than takeout. This chicken teriyaki is a family favorite! Simple easy dinner idea. We served it over buttery white rice with broccoli. Yum!

5. Pour reserved marinade into the pan, add 1 1/2 Tbsp butter (it’s in bold for my own sake because I’ve forgotten it before and it just wasn’t the same) and place back over medium/high heat. Bring to a boil stirring constantly until slightly thickened (1 min) then remove from heat. Add chicken back to the pan and stir to combine.

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Serve over hot buttery white rice garnished with fresh green onion and a sprinkle of sesame seeds for pizzazle. I served it with steamed broccoli to appease my conscience and make it a meal.

Easy Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

4.83 from 95 votes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes
This teriyaki chicken tastes better than takeout. It's seriously addictive with that honey orange glaze. Not too sweet and not too salty, but just right.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $7-$9
Servings: 4 as a main course

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice from 1 1/2 medium or 1 large oranges
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 to 2 lbs about 6-7 medium boneless skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of fat
  • 1 Tbsp oil I use light olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • Green onion and sesame seeds for garnish optional

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together all marinade ingredients: 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/3 cup orange juice, 3 Tbsp honey, 1 tsp ginger and 1 tsp sesame oil.
  2. Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces and place into marinade. Stir and cover with plastic wrap and marinate on the counter 20 min.
  3. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 Tbsp olive oil. Remove chicken from marinade with a slotted spoon, reserving marinade in the bowl. Add chicken to the hot pan and sauté, stirring occasionally until golden and cooked through (5 min).
  4. Remove pan from heat and transfer chicken to a bowl.
  5. Pour reserved marinade into the pan, add 1 1/2 Tbsp butter and place back over medium/high heat. Bring to a boil stirring constantly until slightly thickened (1 min) then remove from heat. Add chicken back to the pan and stir to combine. Serve over hot buttery white rice garnished with fresh green onion and a sprinkle of sesame seeds if desired.

Recipe Notes

How to Peel and Grate fresh ginger: Peel with a spoon. It's the easiest way to get the skin off. Grate peeled ginger with a fine grater or zester.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to see pics of your creations on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! Hashtag them #natashaskitchen

 

Now that’s what I call teriyaki chicken! I love that it glows – do you see it too?

Easy Teriyaki Chicken Recipe that tastes better than takeout. This chicken teriyaki is a family favorite! Simple easy dinner idea. We served it over buttery white rice with broccoli. Yum!

Easy Teriyaki Chicken Recipe that tastes better than takeout. This chicken teriyaki is a family favorite! Simple easy dinner idea. We served it over buttery white rice with broccoli. Yum!
This chicken teriyaki easy to make and the sauce is just right. A chicken teriyaki recipe that totally satisfies the craving for takeout, only way better! | natashaskitchen.com

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  • brenda
    December 19, 2016

    do i have to use sesame seed oil or can i use something else? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 20, 2016

      Brenda, sesame oil gives the recipe more authentic flavor but it would still taste great without it. Reply

  • Tanvi Andrade
    December 13, 2016

    tried it last night… awesome!! any suggestions on how to make it a little spicier? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 14, 2016

      I haven’t experimented with making this spicier but maybe try adding your favorite hot sauce. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 14, 2016

      I haven’t experimented with making this spicier but maybe try adding your favorite hot sauce. Reply

  • Julie Hu
    December 9, 2016

    How much chicken is best? I saw the sauce ingredients, but not the amount of chicken thighs. I made this once and it was delicious but I don’t remember how much chicken I used. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 9, 2016

      Hi Julie, I have the amounts of chicken listed at the top of the recipe as well as in the print-friendly at the bottom: “1 1/2 to 2 lbs (about 6-7 medium) boneless skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of fat” 🙂 Reply

  • Joyce
    November 28, 2016

    I dknt have fresh ginger. Do you think i could use ground ginger. If so how much? Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 28, 2016

      Hi Joyce, I think it could work well with 1/4 tsp of ground ginger. 🙂 Reply

  • Tam
    November 22, 2016

    Love this recipe! It is easy and delicious 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 22, 2016

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Reply

  • Jan
    November 16, 2016

    Do you happened to know the nutrition value….how may calories?
    This recipe is delicious!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 17, 2016

      Hi Jan, I don’t typically include calorie counts because of the time constraint that I have. I really need to hire some help to do that for me! When I need a quick answer though; I have used Caloriecount.com (their recipe analyzer is free). Reply

  • charleskogie
    November 7, 2016

    i really liked it! Sorry… What I meant to say was I LOVE IT! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 7, 2016

      Thank you for such a nice review, I’m all smiles 😁. Reply

  • Gui
    November 6, 2016

    This is amazing. It is so tasty and easy to make. Thank you. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 6, 2016

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing you awesome review! 🙂 Reply

  • Dena Farrar
    October 27, 2016

    Wonderful recipe, my grandchildren want it again next time they are over. My husband and I are having it today. Recipe is easy to make also. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 27, 2016

      Thank you for Dena for such a nice review, I’m so happy to hear that 😄. Reply

  • October 17, 2016

    Gotta try this recipe soon. Can I swap the honey for agave? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 17, 2016

      I really like the flavor of honey but I think that might work. Add it to taste. Reply

  • Carol Kizner
    October 15, 2016

    This recipe has become my family’s favorite. Thanks to you and your lovely family. Also appreciate any Ukranian recipes you have – my mom was Ukranian and these dishes bring back happy memories. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 15, 2016

      That is awesome! I’m so happy it has become a favorite in your home 🙂 Reply

  • Tatiana Comitre
    September 27, 2016

    Natasha, thank you!! I made this recipe tonight, my husband and I simply loved it! Easy and delicious! Huge kiss from Brazil! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 28, 2016

      I’m so happy you loved it, thank you for sharing your wonderful review 😀. Reply

  • Ann-Marie deBettencor
    September 4, 2016

    This recipe is fabulous! The night before last I cooked pre made store teriyaki chicken and we had a family rice paper roll session with cut salad veggies and glass noodles and a lovely home made peanut dipping sauce. There were loads of veg/noodles/dipping sauce left so I decided to do it again as the kids had a lot of fun making their own rolls, but I didn’t love the taste of the store bought chicken, too sweet, and found your recipe on line. Well you should have seen the wide eyes on first taste, wow! Didn’t make the extra sauce as it would have made the rolls too soggy but it’s waiting in the freezer. Can’t wait to make it again and try it with rice but this will be fab again in the rolls or sushi! Thank you!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 4, 2016

      You are very welcome, thank you for sharing that with us 😀 Reply

  • anya
    September 1, 2016

    I made it for my kids who love to go to local ” I love teriyaki ” restaurant. they ate it for lunch and when I got home later the leftovers were gone 🙂 so this recipe is defiantly a keeper. I really like easy recipe like this one that turns out as good as restaurant ones. thank you Natasha. I was not into cooking before, but now when I make something from your website, and my kids eat it and ask to make again, makes me want to cook more ))) and I enjoy cooking now more and more )) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 1, 2016

      That is the best when kids love what we Mom’s make. That’s so great! Reply

  • Kristina
    August 30, 2016

    I made this for my brothers and dad, all I can say is it’s so good like this is amazing!!!! Best recipe ever!! Everyone needs to try this 😍😍😍 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 31, 2016

      Kristina, thank you for such a great review on the recipe, looks like you found a new favorite chicken recipe 😀. Reply

  • Sarah
    August 28, 2016

    I cooked this last night and it really turned out great, it was easy to prep and took very less time. Posted a picture on Instagram _qsarahb with the link to this recipe. Thank you for this recipe 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 29, 2016

      I’m so happy you enjoyed it and thank you so much for sharing on IG! 🙂 Reply

  • mira naanes
    August 27, 2016

    This will help those who want to freeze and save. I have been buying frozen chicken teriyaki from Trader Joe’s because I just don’t have time or energy to cook. I am currently slowing it down because I need to cut back on outside job time (now 75 yo) TIP: T.J.s frzn has the sauce in a separate pouch to be added to the chicken when reheated it in the microwave for serving. So that is what I will do for portions I want to freeze – freeze the sauch in a separate storage bag from the precooked chicken. ENJOY !!!
    Mira Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 27, 2016

      That is a great tip! Thanks Mira! 🙂 Reply

  • Mengqi Shi
    August 25, 2016

    Dear Natasha, I made this recipe for my boyfriend tonight and finally he changed his impression about my poor cooking skill! Thank you for the easy tasty recipe! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 26, 2016

      AWWW! That is so awesome!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Reply

  • Ani McCormick
    August 19, 2016

    Not as sweet as I would have liked it to be. Very easy to make but I will probably find another recipe for next time. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 20, 2016

      Hi Ani, you can adjust the sugar to make it sweeter if you prefer. Reply

  • Natalie
    August 18, 2016

    This recipe was so quick and easy and extremely tasty! Will be making again. Thank you 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 18, 2016

      Natalie, thank you for such a nice review and you are welcome 😀. Reply

  • Gareth R
    August 11, 2016

    Great Recipe – just don’t overcrowd pan otherwise the chicken won’t brown properly, I find I have to cook in two batches. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 11, 2016

      Hi Gareth, great tip! I use a really large non-stick pan but two batches would help with a smaller pan. Reply

  • Gretchen
    August 3, 2016

    I wanted to make this and freeze for a later meal (trying to prep dinners for baby coming soon). Any recommendations?? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 3, 2016

      I don’t think this would be the best recipe for freezing since it requires shore marinating time. By the time it would freeze and defrost, you would have marinated it too long. I really haven’t tested it so if you’ll give it a try, let me know how it turns out. Reply

  • Joyce
    July 27, 2016

    Omg this recipe was amazing! Thanks so much! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 27, 2016

      Joyce, I’m so glad you liked it 😀. Thank you for the nice review! Reply

  • Shantee Telford
    July 20, 2016

    Use this recipe and it turned out GREAT! Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 20, 2016

      That’s awesome!! Thanks for sharing our great review! : ) Reply

  • rueben pena
    July 19, 2016

    Making this right now for the fam, my initial thoughts are its going to be dope or delicious lol Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 20, 2016

      I would love to hear how the recipe turned out 😄. Reply

  • Alma
    July 19, 2016

    But i have no orange here. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 20, 2016

      Hi Alma, the next best thing would be to use store-bought orange juice (not from concentrate is best). Reply

  • Dina
    July 6, 2016

    I am making this right now and it smell so yummy😀 Do u think it will be ok to marinate the chicken over night? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 6, 2016

      Dina, I never tried it this way, since it’s such a quick prep. I’m not sure if the marinate still be ok after marinating overnight. I wish I had more definitive answer for you but I haven’t tested it myself. Reply

  • sharon
    July 4, 2016

    Made this for dinner and it was delicious! Instead of the butter I used a bit of cornstarch to thicken the marinade and I also roasted the sesame seeds ahead of time but apart from those tiny changes I made it exactly to the recipe. Will definitely be making this again. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 4, 2016

      I’m so happy you liked it! 🙂 Reply

  • Brooke
    July 1, 2016

    This was amazing! I have found the best recipes of the entire internet on this site!!! Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 1, 2016

      Awww that is quite a compliment. I’m all smiles :). Thanks Brooke! Reply

  • Nancy Jo
    June 30, 2016

    Guess what I am having for supper!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 30, 2016

      Yay!!! I hope you love it! 🙂 Reply

  • Happiness
    June 26, 2016

    So yummy! I made it tonight and everyone loved it. Thank you Natasha 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 26, 2016

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Richie Tyndall
    June 21, 2016

    Every time I make this I end up checking the ingredients as it seems just too simple. I’ve tweaked your fab recipe a bit for my own tastes. I don’t actually measure ingredient so I just go by feel, but I use less honey and add the orange zest and some chopped chilli to the marinade.
    I add some mangetout peas to the pan before I return the chicken.
    I serve with white rice cooked with a few cardamom pods, whole cloves and a small piece of cinnamon stick.
    Deelish! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 21, 2016

      Wow that all sounds fantastic! Reply

  • Jas
    June 14, 2016

    Just made this for my fam it was dank~ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 14, 2016

      My slang is pretty shabby so I had to look up the word dank. I kid you not! Here’s what I found in the urban dictionary and it made me laugh: “Also an expression frequently used by stoners and hippies for something of high quality.” Not that you are a hippie or a stoner. Oh boy. lol. Thanks for the great review. I mean the dank review. ha ha ha, sorry. Reply

  • sharon
    June 10, 2016

    I have to try this! I love honey/soy flavors and I have most of the ingredients in the house already. this looks so simple Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 10, 2016

      I love when that happens! I hope you love it! 🙂 Reply

      • sharon
        June 10, 2016

        Looks like I just need an orange and I’m good to go! I love simple recipes that don’t use heaps of ingredients and I don’t have to spend hours making. This looks great! Thanks for posting it Reply

  • Jon
    June 5, 2016

    This is my absolute favourite meal…. Simply delicious and so easy to prepare. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 6, 2016

      That’s wonderful! I’m so happy you discovered a favorite here 🙂 Reply

  • Laurie
    May 22, 2016

    Oh my …. so good! This is my go to for teriyaki chicken forever! It drives me crazy when people do the “awesome recipe but this what I changed” thing but I have to admit I had no oranges, or oj even, but I had a pineapple. I think it worked out fine but will definitely try the orange next time. Thank you! This is umami heaven! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 22, 2016

      Ha ha your comment about “awesome recipe but,…” lol. I’m so happy you loved it!! Thanks for sharing. Now I’m super curious about the pineapple juice!! 🙂 Reply

      • Laurie
        May 23, 2016

        👍 Reply

  • Lindsey Woronicz
    May 10, 2016

    Hi Natasha.

    Can I leave out the sesame oil if I don’t have it? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 10, 2016

      Yes, it will still work without it. I hope you try it one day though – it really makes Asian-inspired dishes taste authentic. Reply

  • scarlett
    April 26, 2016

    HI, are you suppose to use the same marinade that the raw chicken was in to make the sauce? Is that ok? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 26, 2016

      Yes, it is ok to do so. It only marinates 20 minutes. Once it’s cooked and the chicken is fully cooked, it is safe if that is what you are asking? Reply

      • Patty G
        May 11, 2016

        You have to make sure that the marinade comes to a full boil for at least 15 seconds to kill any bacteria before using it separatelyor in making the sauce. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          May 11, 2016

          Thanks for sharing that safety tip! Great to know it’s definitely more than adequate when sauteeing for 5 minutes. 🙂 Reply

  • April 26, 2016

    Hello Natasha ! Very easy recipe for teriyaki chicken. Thank you for this . It looks delish. I am planning to make it tonight. Have a question to ask what can we use instead of honey in this recipe ? TIA 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 26, 2016

      You could try brown sugar instead although I like the flavor that honey adds. Reply

  • ayeka
    April 18, 2016

    I made this today! I just use a little bit of vinegar, teriyaki soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger powder, brown sugar, black pepper… and guess what. My boyfriend and his sister loved it!!!!! Taste great with limited stuff! 😀 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 18, 2016

      Oh awesome!! I’m so happy you liked it 🙂 Reply

  • Lizzy
    April 18, 2016

    Will be trying this tonight! Can’t wait! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 18, 2016

      Enjoy! 🙂 Reply

  • Kaelyn
    April 7, 2016

    Trying this out tonight with steak! My silly self forgot to grab chicken at the store and steak is what we have at home. Hoping it turns out delicious… It sure smells it. 😃 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 7, 2016

      Oh wow I haven’t actually tried this with steak. Let me know how you like it! I’m so curious! 🙂 Reply

  • April 5, 2016

    I tried this recipe tonight and it was indeed excellent. Would have taken a pic but they ate it too fast! Thanks for sharing it. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 6, 2016

      Thank you so much for that awesome review! 🙂 Reply

  • Angie Ang
    April 5, 2016

    Trying this out tonight!!! So excited Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 5, 2016

      Let me know how it turns out 😀. Reply

  • Gina Fletcher
    March 28, 2016

    Hi. I’m thinking of preparing this recipe as one of my entrees for my 50th birthday party. How far in advance can this meal be prepared before it loses it’s freshness? Or, is there another chichen recipe that can withstand a buffet style table? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 28, 2016

      My go-to buffet style chicken is this one (it shows up to most of our special occasions and family dinners): https://natashaskitchen.com/2011/04/17/chicken-and-mushroom-casserole/ (make sure to watch the video linked in the post). This casserole can be kept covered in a warm oven until ready to serve and you can even wrap it in towels to keep it warm to free up your oven. I think this particular teriyaki recipe you are asking about would be good for a couple of hours on a buffet table. I hope that helps. Happy Birthday! 🙂 Reply

  • m lambert
    March 25, 2016

    Loved this! We made sandwiches with it inside French bread. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 25, 2016

      I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe. Thank you for sharing that with us 😀 Reply

  • Sara Edman
    March 21, 2016

    Can you marinade it in the fridge throughout the day? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 21, 2016

      You can but it really isn’t necessary with this recipe to marinate longer than 20 minutes. Reply

  • March 20, 2016

    Very well explained step by step Easy Teriyaki Chicken Recipe I will try to cook this for my husband it”s always great to get something new from chicken. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 20, 2016

      Thank you Nadia! I hope you love the recipe! 🙂 Reply

  • Mimi
    March 12, 2016

    Can I sub orange juice if I don’t have oranges? Reply

    • Kathy D
      March 12, 2016

      I did when I made it but it was an orange juice that is 100% oranges – absolutely no additives (Nudie Pulp Free Orange Juice). I’m in Australia. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 12, 2016

      I really haven’t tested anything else with this recipe. Did you have a specific substitute in mind? Reply

  • Emilie Garcia
    March 12, 2016

    Its a really simple, easy recipe to make. I’m only 15 and I made it very easily. Also, it tastes AMAZING! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 12, 2016

      Thank you for the nice review, I’m so glad you liked it 😀. Reply

  • Kanwal
    March 6, 2016

    tried it today-easy to follow recipe with great tips! turned out great -thanks Natasha. I wish I could add the picture here Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 6, 2016

      That’s just awesome! I’m so happy to hear that 🙂 Reply

  • Janice
    March 6, 2016

    Hi Natasha, thank you so much for this recipe, just made it with turkey fillets and it it’s absolutely delicious, I did use maple syrup instead of honey. It was last minute recipe for me too, great instructions, worked out as you stated and it will now be a staple. Well done! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 6, 2016

      Janice, that’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite! Reply

  • AnnSesa
    March 6, 2016

    So, I don’t have any ginger at home… is it alright not to use any or f.e. dried garlic? Unfortunately there are no open shops today where I live. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 6, 2016

      It won’t have quite he same authentic Asian flavor that giver provides but I think it will still work with some garlic instead. Reply

  • Jen
    February 26, 2016

    This is really good. I was looking for a recipe last-minute and didn’t have time to run to the store, consequently I had to sub dry ground ginger for the fresh and chicken breast for the thighs. It was still great and got compliments from my son and husband. I will be making it again for sure. Next time I will use the fresh ginger, I’m sure it will only be better. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 26, 2016

      Thank you for the nice review Jen, I’m so glad that you all enjoyed 😀. Reply

  • Hannah
    February 24, 2016

    I am a teenager who has never really cooked before, so making this and having it turn out so well is awesome! My mom and I thoroughly enjoyed this meal and will for sure have it again. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 24, 2016

      That’s just awesome!! I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe 🙂 Reply

  • Natasha
    February 24, 2016

    Thank you for the recipe, my question is. is it safe to use the marinate where raw chicken was marinating for the glaze? my husband is concerned that it is not safe to use the same marinade for the glaze. thanks ahead for the response. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 24, 2016

      Hi Natasha, that would be the case if it wasn’t cooked but you do cook the sauce over high heat so yes it is safe. 🙂 Reply

  • Sameya
    February 21, 2016

    It was long that I was looking forward to make Chicken Teriyaki. As I came across your blog I jus prepared it today itself. Slight variations was that I added veggies too and it was too good. Thank you so much for such a wonderful Jesture. Cheers!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 21, 2016

      Sameya, I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Tani Hubbard
    February 14, 2016

    making this tonite for my husband !! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 14, 2016

      Let me know how it turns out 😋. Reply

  • Julie
    February 8, 2016

    Making this again tonight…its so easy and the flavour is beautiful. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 8, 2016

      Julie, that’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite! Reply

  • Natasha
    February 1, 2016

    I was just wondering, how many servings does this recipe make? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 2, 2016

      It serves 4 as a main coarse. I put the serving size at the top of the print friendly version on every recipe if you’re looking for it in the future. Reply

  • Sahane Sultan
    January 20, 2016

    I made this the same evening that I made the orange cramberry scones.
    This is so far the best homemade teriyaki sauce. My husband also loved it.
    I made coconut jasmine rice to go with it.
    Thank you Natasha
    Love
    Sahane Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 20, 2016

      Thank you for such a nice review, what a compliment 😊. I’m so glad you guys liked it. Reply

  • Cooking Mama
    January 11, 2016

    My family enjoyed this! I used chicken breast instead of thigh meat and added some crushed red pepper because we like spicy food. The sauce didn’t thicken up enough for me, so I added just a bit of cornstarch mixed with a couple of teaspoons of orange juice, then added it in. This recipe will go in my file to add to the rotation. Delicious! Thanks so much for sharing! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 11, 2016

      It’s great to know it works with chicken breast. Thanks for sharing that with me! 🙂 Reply

  • Stacey
    January 3, 2016

    Do you think I could marinate this overnight? Alternatively, could I make the marinade ahead of time? I’m looking for super fast dinner ideas because I work late 3 days a week. By the way, I have two VERY picky eaters in my family and they will actually eat foods from your blog, so THANK YOU Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 4, 2016

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thanks for sharing that with me 🙂 You can definitely prep the marinade a day ahead and chop up the chicken the day before but don’t combine them until 20 minutes before cooking. It doesn’t need any more than 20 minutes of marinating time. Reply

  • December 24, 2015

    Hi Natasha. Thank you so much for another wonderful creation! Would it be alright to use chicken breast? And if yes what advice can you give for making it softer.

    Happy Holidays! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 25, 2015

      There really isn’t an easy way to make the chicken breast more tender. Even if you used chicken tenders, it would be tougher than chicken thighs. Thighs are very forgiving and even if you overcook them a little, they taste great, while chicken breast turns rubbery and hard to chew. I wish it wasn’t the case because chicken breast is so much easier to work with but it is what it is :). Have a wonderful Christmas! Reply

      • Valentina
        January 9, 2016

        I made these with chicken breast and it tasted delicious, not rubbery at all! I added some extra water to have more sauce and thickened it up with some corn starch. Thank you for the great recipe! Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          January 9, 2016

          Thank you for the nice review Valentina and you are welcome 😀. Reply

      • Karen
        January 17, 2016

        A Chinese friend of mine said that the secret to make your chicken breast soft is to add a little bit of baking soda when marinating. Tired it. Works every time. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          January 18, 2016

          That’s so interesting! I’ll have to try it. Thanks so much for sharing that little secret with me 🙂 Reply

      • Michael
        January 27, 2016

        What about brining the chicken breast. Would that make the meat softer! Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          January 28, 2016

          Hi Michael, I’ve never tried that so I can’t say for sure. Reply

  • Svetlana
    December 18, 2015

    This was REALLY good! Pleasantly surprised, thank you! But I couldn’t thicken up the sauce afterwards, mine stayed on the watery side rather than a glaze like yours. But still a super quick and delicious recipe :))) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 18, 2015

      Svetlana, thank you for such a nice review, I’m glad you enjoyed it 😀. It’s not a super thick sauce but it helps to cook the it a little longer if you want it to be thicker. Reply

  • Liz Tucker
    December 16, 2015

    Very easy and very tasty. My fussy 8 year old loved it. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 16, 2015

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you so much Liz 🙂 Reply

  • Ziz'ka
    December 14, 2015

    looks great and simple.
    I made recently chicken drumsticks with similar recipe but instead of orange i have added 1/2 cup rice vinegar and hot sauce and it was great. so have to try this recipe while i still have ginger. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 14, 2015

      Oh wow that does sound delicious! Did you marinate it longer? And do you recall the time and temp you baked them? Reply

      • Ziz'ka
        December 15, 2015

        Yes, I marinated them overnight and baked on low (275 oF) for 2.5 hours and on high for 10 minutes. It is perfect for Sunday’s lunch because I can leave it in the oven before church and when I come home from church I already have a lunch 🙂 … Reply

  • Nina
    December 14, 2015

    Hi Natasha, you read my dream to learn how to cook: teriyaki and sweet and sour chicken. Now I will be a cheffffff for 1000% and my big family will enjoy and tanksful for You!!!!!! Be happy awesome person. We all love you!!!! I wish to meet you on the heaven soon. ha-ha good night Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 14, 2015

      Hi Nina! 🙂 I hope you all love the recipe! Reply

  • susan
    December 13, 2015

    Can’t wait to try this sounds yummy. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 13, 2015

      Thank you so much Susan! I hope you love it! 🙂 Reply

      • Edith Ritzer
        December 13, 2015

        Can one substitute bonesless chicken breast slices for the chicken legs? Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          December 13, 2015

          I think it would be dry and tough using chicken breast. It’s tempting because it’s so much easier to prepare if you don’t have to trim the thighs but you won’t have the same results using chicken breast. Reply

  • LaTrice
    December 12, 2015

    I LOVE Teriyaki Chicken!! Can’t wait to make this recipe!!!!! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 12, 2015

      I hope you enjoy it!! 🙂 Reply

  • Julia
    December 12, 2015

    Hi! My question is completely unrelated to this recipe, but I’ve been meaning to ask for a while…. where do you buy the Ste Chapelle chardonnay that you use for cooking? Or where can I buy it?

    Thanks!!
    Happy Holidays Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 12, 2015

      Hi Julia. It is an Idaho brand of wine so I’m not sure where you live or which stores would carry it in your area but it is sold in most grocery stores in Idaho, even costco. Their prices online are very close to what I pay at the grocery store: http://amzn.to/1QDNPUb Reply

  • December 12, 2015

    Looks delicious! Love homemade meals 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 12, 2015

      Same here; it’s so much better than takeout. Better flavor and healthier too! Thanks Valya 🙂 Reply

  • December 12, 2015

    oh em gee! I have the same exact recipe up on my blog!! I got it from Juliana over a year ago on Instagram as well, and I agree its amazing!!! 🙂

    http://doublesidedspoon.com/homemade-teriyaki-chicken-recipe/ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 12, 2015

      That is pretty hilarious and awesome! That’s just proof that it’s good! I actually used 2 lbs of chicken the last time I made it and it still turned out great! It’s a brilliant recipe! 🙂 Reply

  • December 11, 2015

    This looks so delicious! Exactly the kind of meal I need right now in between all this crazy holiday baking and sweet eating! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 12, 2015

      No kidding! We’ve been eating a crazy amount of sugar since before Thanksgiving! 🙂 Reply

  • Nina
    December 11, 2015

    Thank you Natasha !!!!!!! You are so awesome. I love your site and your family . God bless you always. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 12, 2015

      You’re so sweet. Thank you so much Nina 🙂 Reply

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