Chicken Teriyaki Recipe

Chicken teriyaki is a Japanese chicken dish with savory and sweet teriyaki sauce. This is the best chicken teriyaki recipe and calls for only 4 ingredients.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword chicken teriyaki
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 391 kcal



  • 1 lb chicken thighs, deboned, skin-on
  • salt
  • white sesame seeds for garnishing, (optional)

Teriyaki Sauce:


  1. Lightly season both sides of the chicken thighs with pinch of salt. Combine all the ingredients of the Teriyaki Sauce in a sauce pan. On low heat, simmer and reduce it to a thicker consistency, about 10 minutes.

  2. In the meantime, heat up a non-stick skillet on high heat. Pan-fry the chicken thighs (skin-side down first) until both sides are nicely browned and cooked through. The skin should be pan-fried to a crackly crispy texture. Turn off the heat, transfer the chicken out. Let cool. Slice the chicken thighs into pieces and drizzle the teriyaki sauce over the chicken. Garnish with the sesame seeds, if using. Serve immediately with warm steamed rice.

Recipe Notes

You may use boneless and skinless chicken breasts or chicken thighs.

For the best results, use skin-on, boneless chicken thighs. Click to learn how to debone chicken thighs (picture guide and video).

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Teriyaki Recipe
Amount Per Serving (3 people)
Calories 391 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 148mg 49%
Sodium 673mg 28%
Potassium 329mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 10g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 2.4%
Calcium 1.2%
Iron 6.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.