Easy Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

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
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $7-$9
Servings: 4 as a main course


  • 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


  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.