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Healthy Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

Today, we’re introducing an easy teriyaki chicken recipe that takes very little time, yet produces amazing results.
Prep Time14 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Teriyaki Chicken, Teriyaki Chicken Recipe, Teriyaki Recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 495kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 16 oz boneless chicken thigh
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp ginger minced
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp cooking mirin
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp dark brown sugar packed
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper divided
  • 6 oz onions sliced
  • 1 tbsp sesame seed
  • 0.5 oz leek thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 cups cooked long-grain rice


  • Marinade chicken with salt for 5 minutes.
  • Make the sauce by mixing soy sauce, ginger, garlic, mirin, vinegar, sugar, cornstarch, water, ⅛ tsp black pepper in a small bowl.
  • On a heated skillet over medium-high heat, sear the chicken skin-side-down for 7 minutes. After the fat is rendered out, turn them over and sear for another 3 minutes or until cooked.
  • Take the chicken out. Add onions to cook for 3 minutes and take them out too.
  • Turn the heat to low. Add the teriyaki sauce and chicken to cook for 2 minutes.
  • Turn the chicken over. Add onions to cook for around 1 minute then turn off the stove.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds, the remaining pepper, sliced leeks, and sesame oil.
  • Serve with hot rice.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 526mg | Potassium: 363mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 149IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 3mg