This homemade Grilled Chicken Teriyaki is that recipe the whole family will enjoy! Chicken marinated until tender and juicy in a homemade Teriyaki Sauce then grilled to perfection – so good!

If you love Grilling Recipes like this one, you’ll want to try our Grilled Chicken Sandwich and the Grilled Wings.

Grilled teriyaki chicken on a blue plate topped with green onions and sesame seeds.

GRILLED TERIYAKI CHICKEN RECIPE-

With just 2 simple ingredients, you can have this amazing chicken ready to enjoy in no time! The smoky grilled flavors combined with the teriyaki sauce marinade makes for a great teriyaki chicken that’s grilled.

This delicious sweet and savory chicken dinner is so easy and makes and great for a weeknight dinner.

This recipe is a spin off the classic Chicken Teriyaki recipe.

Grilled teriyaki chicken on a plate with rice topped with green onion ad sesame seeds.

INGREDIENTS-

All you need is just 2 simple ingredients to make this homemade Grilled Chicken Teriyaki!

  • Chicken– For this recipe, you can use boneless skinless chicken breast or chicken thighs – we prefer chicken thighs!
  • Teriyaki Sauce– We use our simple and flavor-packed teriyaki sauce! You can also use store bought teriyaki sauce for a short cut, the Kikkoman Teriyaki sauce is a great option.
A glass bowl of chicken thighs with teriyaki sauce.

HOW TO MAKE TERIYAKI CHICKEN-

All you need to do is throw everything together, marinate and grill!

  1. Combine– Add the chicken and teriyaki sauce into a bowl or plastic bag and toss the combine.
  2. Marinate– Marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes at room temp!
  3. Grill Chicken– Once ready to grill, allow the chicken to sit at room temp while preparing the grill.
  4. Prep Grill– Preheat the grill to 400°F, clean and prep the grill.
  5. Cook Chicken– Add the chicken to the grill and cook for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until cooked through with an internal temperature of 165°F.
  6. Coat In Sauce– With a pastry brush, brush some of the leftover sauce from the marinade onto the chicken and grill an additional 1-2 minutes.
  7. Serve– Remove from the grill and garnish with sesame seeds and green onions. Enjoy!

Note: After brushing the chicken with the leftover sauce, discard the rest of the sauce since raw chicken was marinating in it. If you want more teriyaki sauce for dipping or extra drizzling before serving, make an extra portion of the sauce, or a half portion!

Grilled teriyaki chicken on the grill.

SERVING-

There are many different ways to serve this delicious grilled chicken teriyaki chicken. Here are some great sides to enjoy this chicken recipe with:

Chicken Teriyaki Bowls– Teriyaki bowls are a great option for lunch, dinner or for meal prepping!

  • Add steamed rice and vegetables (like broccoli) into a bowl with the teriyaki chicken and enjoy.
Teriyaki chicken on a grill being brushed with teriyaki sauce.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS-

Is my homemade teriyaki sauce supposed to be cooled before marinating in the chicken?

Yes, you want to completely cool the teriyaki sauce, or it will start the cooking process of the chicken!

How long can I marinate the chicken for?

Marinate for at least 30 minutes and up to 24 hours covered in the refrigerator!

Can I cook the chicken without grilling it?

Yes! You can use an indoor grill if you have one or cook on the stove top using a grilling pan.

How to store leftovers?

Store the leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days.

How do I reheat leftovers?

Reheat in the air fryer, oven, or microwave until reheated!

If I use store-bought teriyaki sauce, how much do I use?

You want to use about 1 ½ cups of teriyaki sauce.

A blue plate of grilled teriyaki chicken topped with green onions and sesame seeds.

MORE GRILLING RECIPES-

Grilled Chicken Teriyaki Recipe

Author: Valentina
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5 from 7 votes
This homemade Grilled Chicken Teriyaki is that recipe the whole family will enjoy! Chicken marinated until tender and juicy in a homemade Teriyaki Sauce then grilled to perfection – so good!
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Marinade Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs or breast

teriyaki sauce-

  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

Instructions

prepare teriyaki sauce-

  • In a small saucepan add all the ingredients for the teriyaki sauce and cook on medium heat.
  • Bring the sauce to a simmer and once the sauce has thickened, remove from heat and allow to cool.

marinate the chicken-

  • Add the chicken thighs and the cooled teriyaki sauce into a bowl or plastic bag and toss the combine.
  • Marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes at room temp!

grill teriyaki chicken-

  • Preheat the grill to 400°F, clean and prep the grill.
  • Add the chicken to the grill and cook for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until cooked through with an internal temperature of 165°F.
  • With a pastry brush, brush some of the leftover sauce from the marinade onto the chicken and grill an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove from the grill and enjoy as desired.

Nutrition

330kcal Calories27g Carbs37g Protein8g Fat2g Saturated Fat2g Polyunsaturated Fat3g Monounsaturated Fat0.03g Trans Fat172mg Cholesterol1090mg Sodium574mg Potassium0.3g Fiber22g Sugar73IU Vitamin A1mg Vitamin C47mg Calcium2mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Chicken Teriyaki Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 330 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 0.03g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 172mg57%
Sodium 1090mg47%
Potassium 574mg16%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 0.3g1%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 73IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)