Let’s face it: Opening a bottle of store-bought teriyaki sauce isn’t going to cut it this BBQ season. No need to freak out, though. Properly made teriyaki is, by nature, simple. Here are 8 recipes to turn you into a teriyaki ninja.

1. Easy Teriyaki Chicken


A simple mixture of soy sauce, honey, and ginger is warmed in a saucepan. Then chicken thighs or thinly pounded chicken breasts are sautéed until brown, covered with the sauce, and cooked until the sauce has thickened. Get our Easy Teriyaki Chicken recipe.

2. Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki

Steamy Kitchen

For this healthy recipe, you marinate chicken breasts in crushed pineapple, soy sauce, honey, garlic, and ginger. Grill or broil the chicken, whatever you decide, meaning the oil here is minimal. Get the recipe.

3. Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

Gimme Some Oven

Substituting honey for refined sugar makes this better-for-you recipe shine, the ease of the slow cooker makes it more than practical. Get the recipe.

4. Baked Teriyaki Chicken

Six Sisters’ Stuff

Store-bought teriyaki sauce can be way too salty. Make your own to brush on chicken breasts, then bake for a healthy weeknight dinner that won’t have you gasping for water. Get the recipe.

5. Honey Baked Teriyaki Wings

Handle the Heat

With a 5-minute prep time, less than an hour in the oven, and juicy, tender, and gorgeously glazed results, these wings are perfect for a party. Get the recipe.

6. True Chicken Teriyaki

Viet World Kitchen

With a mix of mirin, sake, Japanese soy sauce, and sugar on bone-in chicken thighs, this recipe is a teriyaki purist’s dream! Get the recipe.

7. 20-Minute Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli

Table For Two

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts and broccoli combine in this quick, easy, and healthy version of weeknight dinner. Get the recipe.

8. Chicken Teriyaki Stir-Fry

Café Delites

With no marinating involved, this recipe comes together in minutes. Protein and crisp, healthy vegetables combine with a touch of garlic and a delicious homemade sauce. Get the recipe.

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