Marinated Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

Marinated Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

How To Make Marinated Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

These grilled teriyaki chicken are made with tender chicken thighs, marinated in a sweet and tangy sauce and grilled for that rich umami flavor!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Marinate Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes



  • ½cupsoy sauce,low sodium
  • cupmirin
  • 3tbsplight brown sugar,packed
  • 2tbsphoney
  • 2tbsprice vinegar
  • 1tbspgarlic,minced
  • 1tbspfresh ginger,peeled, minced
  • ½tspsesame oil,toasted, or more to taste
  • lbschicken thighs,or chicken breasts, (7 medium), boneless skinless, fat trimmed
  • 3tbspwater
  • tspcornstarch
  • green onions,sliced, for serving, optional
  • sesame seeds,for serving, optional


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, mirin, brown sugar, honey, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger and sesame oil.

  2. Ladle out ½ cup marinade and reserve the ½ cup in a container in the refrigerator.

  3. Place chicken in a gallon size resealable bag, pour remaining marinade over chicken. Seal the bag while pressing out excess air, rub marinade over the chicken or marinate in a bowl.

  4. Transfer to refrigerator and let marinate for 1 to 8 hours.

  5. Near the end of marinating, preheat a grill over medium heat at about 375 degrees F. Clean grill grates and brush lightly with oil.

  6. Grill the chicken about 5 to 7 minutes per side*, until the center registers 165 degrees F.

  7. Heat the reserved ½ cup marinade mixed with 2 tablespoons water in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then reduce to low and let simmer about 2 to 3 minutes.

  8. Whisk together the remaining 1 tablespoon pf water and the cornstarch in a small bowl until well combined, then whisk into the sauce.

  9. Let cook about 30 seconds longer while stirring constantly. If needed, season sauce with a little salt.

  10. Brush the sauce over the grilled teriyaki chicken.

  11. Serve warm garnished with green onions and sesame seeds, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Time will vary based on thickness and breasts will cook faster than thighs.


  • Calories: 423.80kcal
  • Fat: 27.35g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.39g
  • Trans Fat: 0.14g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.39g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.80g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.69g
  • Fiber: 0.21g
  • Sugar: 8.80g
  • Protein: 28.42g
  • Cholesterol: 158.76mg
  • Sodium: 1133.99mg
  • Calcium: 24.28mg
  • Potassium: 429.29mg
  • Iron: 1.46mg
  • Vitamin A: 37.26µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.45mg
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