A Simple Yet Delectable Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

A Simple Yet Delectable Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

I hope everyone had a wonderful and productive week. I don’t know about y’all, but I’m so happy that the weekend is finally here. It’s been a busy week and I cannot wait to relax.  In my last post I shared a delicious and easy cinnamon roll recipe. If you missed it, you can read about it here.  In the South we love our sweet treats, but we also love a good savory dish as well. Jennifer and I love teriyaki chicken, so in this post I’m going to share a delectable and savory recipe for it.  It’s not only easy, but it’s so good it will have you going back for seconds and maybe even thirds.

I usually serve my teriyaki chicken over white rice, but if you want a healthier option you can substitute brown rice or quinoa.  Keep reading for the recipe, and the delectable finished product.


Before we can get started we always have to make sure,  that we have our complete list of ingredients.

-1 Tablespoon  of Vegetable Oil

 -1/4 cup low-sodium of Soy Sauce

-1/4 cup Teriyaki Sauce (add more as needed for flavor)

 -3 tablespoons light brown sugar

-1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar, you can also White Vinegar

-1 tablespoon Sesame Oil

-1/2 cup of  a shallot/green onion stem, sliced for garnish and cooking

-2 cups of  broccoli florets, I prefer my broccoli raw, because I like the crunch.   However, please feel free to steam it and add it to your dish.

-1 teaspoon cornstarch  or flour  mixed with 2 teaspoons water 

The type of chicken that you use is very, very important. Although you can use chicken breasts, thighs are the best option because they are juicer and more savory.

My thighs have been cleaned, and the skin has been removed.  You will need to cut  your thighs into chunks.

You will need to pour 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, in a large pan over medium heat. Once your oil is warm enough you will begin to place your chunks of chicken into the oil.

Be sure to occasionally stir your chicken until it’s lightly brown and crisp. As my  chicken is browning, I began to add my 1/2  of my green onions.

In a small bowl or measuring cup, you will begin to mix your ingredients. Begin with 1 teaspoon of cornstarch or flour mixed with 2 teaspoons  water for thickening. Then add  1/4 cup of  low-sodium soy sauce, 1/4 cup of Teriyaki sauce, 3 tablespoons of light brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider vinegar or white vinegar, and 1 tablespoon of Sesame oil. *If it’s too bitter, you can add a little more brown sugar.*

Once you’ve  poured in your ingredients, allow your chicken to simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes. *If you notice your sauce is too thick, you can add a little water.*

As I stated earlier, I like to serve my Teriyaki chicken over white rice, but you can substitute brown rice or quinoa and your dish will be just as delicious. The remaining green onions can be used as garnish over your chicken.  As a side dish you can add broccoli or mixed vegetables.  I hope you enjoyed this post, this is the perfect meal because it’s quick, delectable, and will quickly become a favorite for you and your loved ones. Feel free to let me know what you think in the comments section.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

-Southern Love

Remember  y’all not everyoune in the South eats fried chicken, but if you fry it just right. We won’t turn it down!

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  1. Nate
    January 18, 2019 / 10:46 pm

    Wow, this is amazing. This is probably one of the best Teriyaki chicken recipes I’ve seen. I think most of them come out dry and bland.

    • January 19, 2019 / 1:02 am

      Thank you sooo much!😊😊 I’ve definitely experimented with this recipe, because there is nothing worse than dry Teriyaki chicken! It’s also imperative that you use chicken thighs, because breast dry out quickly. Thank you for stopping by and for the wonderful comment! Have a great day! 😊

  2. January 19, 2019 / 10:56 am

    This looks and sounds delicious. I was wondering what to cook tonight and I have some chicken breasts int the freezer, so I may have to give this recipe a try.

    • January 19, 2019 / 6:57 pm

      Thank you so much! It’s such a easy and quick recipe as well! I hope you enjoy it, have a wonderful day!

  3. January 19, 2019 / 5:19 pm

    I’ll have to share this with my husband – all he eats is chicken!

    • January 19, 2019 / 6:59 pm

      Well then I hope y’all enjoy this recipe! It’s so delicious and incredible easy! Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

  4. January 20, 2019 / 5:54 am

    This recipe looks so good! Chicken teriyaki is one of my husband’s favorites for take-out. I’ve never tried to make it at home.

    • January 20, 2019 / 3:15 pm

      Thank you so much! It’s a really delicious recipe, and it’s super easy to make as well! I hope you have a wonderful day!

  5. January 20, 2019 / 10:34 am

    Looks very delicious, I’m panning to cook chicken for dinner today and after reading your amazing recipe I’ll give it a try. Thanks for sharing..

    • January 20, 2019 / 3:16 pm

      Thank you so much! It’s really good and it’s very easy to make! I hope you enjoy the recipe, thank you for stopping by! Hope you have a lovely day!

    • January 22, 2019 / 12:19 pm

      It’s a delicious and easy recipe! Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy it! Have a great day!

  6. Natasha
    January 20, 2019 / 9:02 pm

    I love to substitute white rice with quinoa to change things up sometimes!

    • January 24, 2019 / 9:00 am

      Changing things up sometimes can completely transform a dish! Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful day!

  7. January 21, 2019 / 11:55 am

    This looks amazing! Might try to make a vegan version with tofu 🙂

    • January 22, 2019 / 12:21 pm

      Thank you so much! If you make this recipe, let me know how it turns out! I would love to know, I hope you have a wonderful day!

  8. January 21, 2019 / 8:52 pm

    This is a great post. Looks amazing, I will definitely bring it up at the next family gathering! Thanks for sharing.

    • January 22, 2019 / 7:23 pm

      Thank you so much! It’s a really delicious dish, and it’s super easy to make! I hope y’all enjoy it, thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

  9. Lisa Rios
    January 22, 2019 / 9:06 pm

    Simple recipes are the best! Oh and this looks so good! I’d love to make it!

    • January 24, 2019 / 9:01 am

      They certainly are! This recipe is so easy and delicious! Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a great day!

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