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Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

This Grilled Teriyaki Chicken is everyone's favorite year round!  It has a delicious chicken marinade that can be made in advanced.  This recipe will show you step by step how to make chicken teriyaki.  This is the best teriyaki chicken recipe!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
cooling time5 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 1852kcal


  • 4-5 medium sized Chicken Thighs (plan on about 6 oz of meat per person)
  • 1 cup Soy Sauce low sodium works great too
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Oil Avocado Oil works great
  • 1/4 cup Green Onions sliced
  • 2 tsp Ginger Powder or 2" fresh ginger, sliced
  • 2 tsp Garlic Minced
  • 1 tsp Seseme Seeds to garnish


Terikayi Chicken Marinade

  • In a gallon Ziplock plastic bag, add the chicken, soy sauce, brown sugar, oil, green onions, ginger, and minced garlic. Let the chicken sit in the marinade for 2-24 hours.  

How to cook the teriyaki chicken

  • When you are ready to grill the chicken teriyaki, preheat the grill to about 335 degrees.  It's best to cook it a little slower than normal so the sugar in the marinade doesn't burn.  
  • Place the chicken on the grill and cook for about 5-7 minutes or until the chicken is golden brown.  Turn the chicken over and cook for another 5-7 min.  Use a meat thermometer to ensure the temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees. 
  • Take the chicken off the grill and let it sit on a platter for about 5 minutes to cool a little and let the juices re-distribute in the chicken. 

Teriyaki Sauce

  • if you'd like sauce for your teriyaki chicken, take the leftover marinade and strain the green onions out of it.  Pout the marinade into a saucepan and bring to a rapid boil. Boil for 5 minutes.  Drizzle a little sauce over the grilled teriyaki chicken or reserve a little to enjoy with rice or steamed veggies.  Enjoy!



Calories: 1852kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 98g | Fat: 131g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 442mg | Sodium: 13328mg | Potassium: 1560mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 9.3mg