We love this easy teriyaki chicken recipe. It makes the best week night meal.
We’re taking our favorite chicken marinade and using it as a sauce for the best teriyaki chicken. We’re crazy for this super easy four ingredient chicken marinade. When you reduce it down, it makes a delicious teriyaki sauce for chicken. There’s a few different ways to cook the chicken. You can grill it or pan sear it. We found it works great when you do both! If you grill up a bunch of chicken with the marinade and if you’re lucky enough to have some chicken breasts leftover, the next night, you can make teriyaki chicken. It’s so good, just like take out, only better because you made it from scratch!
Ingredients you’ll need to make Teriyaki Chicken:
- Brown sugar
- Soy sauce
- Chicken breasts
- White rice
- Broccoli florets
- Sesame seeds
How to make Teriyaki Chicken:
- Shred the cooked grilled chicken.
- Mix together the brown sugar, oil, soy sauce and vinegar. In a big frying pan toss the shredded cooked chicken around in the sauce mixture at medium high heat, until the sauce evaporates and thickens and the chicken is well coated.
- Serve over steamed rice with steamed broccoli.
- Finish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and enjoy!
How to store Teriyaki Chicken:
Store Teriyaki Chicken in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge. You can always just save your chicken breasts whole before shredding, and then shred when you’re ready to prepare the meal!
Making Teriyaki Chicken:
If you plan to use leftover chicken with 4 ingredient marinade, just shred the cooked chicken, mix up another batch of the marinade and cook it in a sauce pan letting the marinade reduce down tossing the cooked chicken all around in it as it reduces. Serve it with steamed broccoli, rice and sprinkle with a little sesame seeds, and dinner is served!
Day old rice Chicken Teriyaki:
If you are really into using your leftovers like we are (no food waste here), you can make our favorite chicken fried rice with both leftover white rice and leftover cooked chicken. Day old rice is a requirement to make fried rice, it just holds up better. So basically we are turning this chicken into three nights of dinners: day 1-grilled chicken Day 2-teriyaki chicken Day 3-Chicken Fried Rice.
What to serve with Teriyaki Chicken:
This chicken is best served with broccoli over rice, but here are a few more suggestions that would taste great with it:
Delicious and easy Teriyaki Chicken. The perfect weeknight meal.
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 6 chicken breasts grilled
- 1 cup white rice steamed
- 1 head broccoli florets
- 1/4 teaspoon sesame seeds
Shred the cooked grilled chicken.
Mix together the brown sugar, oil, soy sauce and vinegar. In a big frying pan toss the shredded cooked chicken around in the sauce mixture at medium high heat, until the sauce evaporates and thickens and the chicken is well coated.
Serve over steamed rice with steamed broccoli.
Finish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and enjoy!
Making This Recipe? Tag us on Instagram: @NoBiggie using the hashtag #NoBiggieRecipes, so we can see what you are making in the kitchen!
More delicious chicken recipes that we LOVE:
- Orange Chicken
- Shoyu Chicken
- Lemon Chicken with Couscous
- Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
- Chicken Lettuce Wraps
That’s it! Make chicken with our 4 ingredient marinade and then try out this Teriyaki Chicken the next day! You’ll have to let me know what you think in the comments below.