The best Chicken Teriyaki

March 3, 2021 8 Comments

You won’t believe how simple and easy it is to make the best chicken teriyaki ever. Its the only recipe you’ll need.

The best Chicken Teriyaki

From the recipe collection of Tara Ippolito

If you really want the best chicken teriyaki recipe of all them you’ve come to the right place.

chicken teriyaki cover

I got this recipe years ago and I haven’t found one that even comes close to how good this one is.

I don’t know what the food court situation is at the malls where you live but in New Jersey they’re fantastic!

plated chicken teriyaki

Getting he free samples of chicken teriyaki on a tooth pick that they hand out is amazing.

It’s always so incredibly good. Do you know the kind of chicken I’m talking about?

Well this tastes exactly like that.

cooked chicken teriyaki

Every time I make this recipe it’s a huge hit.

It’s super easy to make, too. Most of it is just letting the chicken marinate.

I’m sure If you give it a try that you’ll love it, too.

chicken teriyaki

It really is the best chicken teriyaki recipe ever!

Fast. Simple. Delicious.

Did you know that I have a cookbook called Fast Simple Delicious?

It’s 60 no fuss no fail comfort food recipes perfect for bust week day dinners.

fast simple delicious

Get your copy HERE and thank you for the support.

Do I have to use chicken thighs?

I always like to say that the choice is yours but I highly recommend yout use chicken thighs.

They work much better here for this recipe.

cubed chicken thighs

Using chicken thighs here will really give you they true chicken teriyaki taste and texture.

The best chicken teriyaki recipe video

What can I serve this with?

I like to serve this over some plain white rice but the choice is yours.

Some noodles would be great too.

chicken teriyaki plated with rice

If you’d like to add some vegetables a frozen package of stir fry vegetables would be fantastic.

Other chicken dinner recipes

If you like easy chicken dinners here are some other recipes that you’d love, too.

taco lime chicken
muffin tin chicken pot pie


chicken teriyaki ingredients
  • Chicken Thighs
  • Soy Sauce
  • Sesame Oil
  • Ground Ginger
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Brown Sugar
  • Rice Wine Vinegar
  • Honey
  • Water


1. First cube up the chicken thighs into same size pieces.

chicken thighs cut into pieces

2. Now in a large bowl add the chicken & all the other ingredients.

chicken teriyaki with all of the ingredients

3. Then cover and marinate it overnight.

chicken teriyaki marinated over night

4. Finally remove the chicken from the marinade and cook it in a large skillet over medium high heat until all the pieces are cooked all the way through.

chicken teriyaki in the skillet

5. Serve warm over white rice or whatever you’d like and enjoy.

plated chicken teriyaki

Chicken teriyaki recipe video

The BEST Chicken Teriyaki

The best and easiest recipe for Chicken Teriyaki
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken, chicken teriyaki
Servings: 2


  • 2 lbs Chicken Thighs
  • 1/3 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 4 cloves Garlic, Chopped
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbs Honey
  • 1/2 c Water
  • 1 tsp Cornstarch


  • First cube up the chicken thighs into same size piece
  • Now in a large bowl add the chicken & all the other ingredients
  • Then cover & marinate overnight
  • Finally remove the chicken and cook it in a skillet with a little olive oil. Add sesame seeds towards the end if desired
  • Serve Warm


Tara Ippolito

About Al Dente Diva

Tara Ippolito is a self taught home cook from New Jersey and cookbook author of Fast, Simple, Delicious. Better known as “T” across social media, she makes easy to follow recipes using familiar ingredients. T uses her Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest channels to share recipes and cooking tips for everyday people. Her motivation to share with her followers is simple. To inspire people to cook and become more comfortable in the kitchen.

As a wife and busy mother of two little boys she she’s always cooking fast family friendly meals. Sharing her kitchen with others that want to learn is a true passion of hers. As her social media platforms continue to grow she is committed to delivering consistently delicious content to her followers.

Al Dente Diva

Hello there! My name is T & I’m a home cook from New Jersey. I love to share easy to make recipes, cooking tips & kitchen hacks with people who love to cook like I do. My recipes are all easy to follow & use ingredients most people are familiar with. Being a busy stay at home mother of two, I have to cook delicious budget friendly meals that are fast to make. I hope you find something helpful here. Thanks for coming by.

All posts


  • Anonymous March 9, 2021 at 4:19 am

    The best teriyaki chicken really! Our kids loved it! Thanks for sharing!

  • `Grilled Chicken Thigh Marinade October 23, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    […] you like this Grilled Chicken Thigh Marinade you’d probably also love my Chicken Teriyaki & Italian Skirt Steak Marinade. Give them both a try and let me know what you […]

  • Spicy Kani Salad July 11, 2022 at 4:07 pm

    […] usually go with something like chicken teriyaki, orange chicken or skirt steak and a vegetable like roasted […]

  • Nancy Leitner September 17, 2022 at 1:37 am

    Your video shows rice wine vinegar. But it’s not listed on the recipe.

  • Anonymous January 14, 2023 at 6:20 pm

    How much of the rice wine vinegar do you use… it’s not listed on the recipe. I love you and your fantastic recipes!

  • Tammi January 14, 2023 at 6:23 pm

    How much rice wine vinegar do I use? It’s not listed on the recipe.
    I love your recipes…so easy and delicious!

  • Kayla March 18, 2023 at 9:49 am

    Are you going to update the ingredient list to complete the recipe before I commence to writing the recipe down in part and trying it out? Thanks! You have beautiful recipes!

  • Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.