Select Page easiest, most unbelievably delicious Teriyaki Chicken with Rice Bowls. And it’ll be on your dinner table in just 15 minutes. It’s much better than takeout! All you need is only a few ingredients: chicken breast, soy sauce, cider vinegar, honey and cornstarch. One of the best Asian dinner ideas! Served with rice and broccoli. Quick and easy dinner recipe. Video recipe. |

Delicious Teriyaki Chicken served with broccoli in a rice bowl, easy to make in just 15 minutes for a quick weeknight dinner idea

Who doesn’t love teriyaki chicken, that sumptuous main of stir fried chicken with a ginger soy sauce glaze? It makes a super-fast and tasty dinner idea that you can serve easily with rice and vegetables. So good!

We also love to make it for a date night or movie night because it’s easy to make and great for sharing…

Chicken Teriyaki bowls - this photo shows chicken teriyaki served with broccoli in rice bowls

Teriyaki sauce was invented over 300 years ago in Japan. Back then it was made with ginger, soy sauce, sake and sugar and used to flavor chicken, fish and other dishes. Here we’ve modified it by substituting in rice vinegar and honey instead of the sake and sugar.

How to Make Teriyaki Chicken

This dish is perfect for our busy lives because it’s ready in 15 minutes. We recommend putting rice and veg on to cook, since the chicken goes fast once you start and then everything will be ready at the same time. You may be able to find cubed chicken at the supermarket to save time.

To make it, start by browning cubed pieces of chicken breast in a large skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat. Try not to crowd the chicken in the pan, as it can slow down the browning process…

This photo shows how to prepare teriyaki chicken by adding homemade teriyaki sauce to chicken that has been browned in a skillet

Once the pieces have browned after several minutes, you can add the teriyaki sauce. The cornstarch in the teriyaki sauce will make it thicken within a minute, so stir constantly to avoid getting clumps. As soon as the sauce is thick enough to coat your spoon, remove the pan from the heat.

This photo shows a teriyaki glaze on chicken in a frying pan

The following tips will make your chicken teriyaki as healthy as possible:

  • Use low-sodium soy sauce
  • Halve the amount of honey to reduce sugar content
  • Serve with brown rice or another whole grain

Broccoli is a great choice for a side vegetable, and some healthy alternatives include snap peas or Chinese broccoli.

Here is a step-by-step view of how to make chicken teriyaki starting with the teriyaki sauce:

Teriyaki Chicken - this graphic shows the key steps for making chicken teriyaki in 15 minutes or less for an easy dinner option

Enjoy your teriyaki chicken! Watch this video tutorial to see how to make it:

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15 Minute Easy Teriyaki Chicken (with Video)

The easiest, most unbelievably delicious Teriyaki Chicken with Rice Bowls. And it’ll be on your dinner table in just 15 minutes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author TipBuzz


  • 1 1/2 lb chicken breasts (boneless, skinless) cubed

Teriyaki Sauce

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp vinegar apple cider or rice
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder or minced fresh
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • salt and pepper to taste

Optional serving ideas

  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1/2 green onion minced
  • steamed rice
  • green vegetable broccoli or other


  1. Start cooking rice and vegetables if applicable.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together honey, soy sauce, ginger powder, garlic, vinegar and cornstarch.
  3. Place a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add 1-2 tsp oil and cubed chicken.
  4. Fry 2-3 minutes per side until nicely browned. If not browning, increase heat and continue for another minute.
  5. Add sauce mixture to chicken and stir continuously until it thickens to coat the chicken.
  6. Remove from heat. Serve in bowls with rice and vegetable, and garnish with optional sesame seeds and green onion. Enjoy!

Recipe Tips

-For the chicken to brown properly, there should be a bit of space between the pieces in the pan. Fry in batches if your pan is small or you're doubling the recipe.

Check out our Honey Garlic Shrimp too:

The easiest, most unbelievably delicious Honey Garlic Shrimp. And it’ll be on your dinner table in just 15 minutes. Succulent shrimp marinated in honey, garlic, soy sauce and ginger mix, seared in frying pan. Ready in 15 minutes! Quick and easy dinner recipe. Video recipe.


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