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Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

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This grilled teriyaki chicken is perfect when you want something full of flavor but a little lighter on the diet.

Do you remember the recipe I shared recently where I discovered how delicious homemade teriyaki sauce is?

Well, here is the Grilled Teriyaki Chicken that I made when I created a batch of that delicious sauce!

chicken on white plate with table background

Making Grilled Teriyaki Chicken is very easy to do. All you need is the sauce, a grill or grill pan, and that's it! It is super delicious.

How to Make Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

To start, let's gather all of our ingredients. You are going to need a batch of my homemade teriyaki sauce. If you don't have time to make it, I won't fault you if you go to the grocery store and buy store bought. But trust me when I say that homemade tastes way better.

Grab your pack of chicken breasts or thighs, or whatever part of the chicken you plan on using. Cut away all the fat portions on the meat.

Preparing chicken breast

Once you have cut away all the fat, take your chicken and place in a shallow dish. Place half of your sauce over the chicken and allow it to marinate at least one hour (or up to overnight), whichever is easiest for you.

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

Once the chicken is done marinating, heat your grill and place the chicken on the grill. Discard the remaining sauce that is in this baking dish. Since it touched raw chicken, you will not want to use this sauce for anything else.

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

During the grilling process, pour some of your sauce from your jar into a bowl and baste onto your chicken. Cook the chicken on one side for 6-7 minutes. Baste and turn over. Do the same thing for the other side.

Keep basting as you turn and in the end, you will have this beautifully charred chicken that has the most amazing flavor ever. 

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken topped with green onions and sesame seeds

Remove from the grill and drizzle on a little more teriyaki sauce. Then sprinkle on some chopped green onions and toasted sesame seeds

This is definitely one of my favorite chicken dishes. If you are looking for more chicken dishes, check out these other favorite recipes —

Yield: 8 chicken breasts

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken topped with green onions and sesame seeds

This is the best​-grilled​d teriyaki chicken you will ever make!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes


  • 8 boneless chicken breast or thighs
  • 1 cup of homemade teriyaki sauce or storebought sauce
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • sesame seeds (optional)


  1. Place chicken breasts into a shallow baking dish along 1/2 cup of the sauce. Keep some sauce aside to serve with the chicken. Marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for at least one hour or overnight.
  2. Remove chicken from the marinade and throw away the remaining marinade in the pan.
  3. Heat the grill to 350 degrees. Grill chicken for about 7-8 minutes per side until chicken is done and no longer pink and registers 155-160 on a meat thermometer.
  4. Baste chicken with teriyaki sauce during the cooking process.
  5. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 breast

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 295Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 123mgSodium: 1570mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 44g

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Kerrie Mendoza

Wednesday 22nd of May 2019

Love teriyaki anything! Grilled chicken with teriyaki would be perfect on a hot summer's day. Pinning for later.


Tuesday 21st of May 2019

This looks AMAZING! As soon as it warms up, we'll be grilling most nights, and this chicken is going on the list! Yum!


Tuesday 21st of May 2019

Such a delicious and simple recipe! Thanks for sharing. I love learning new ways that I can cook up chicken!

Alexandrea Harrelson

Tuesday 21st of May 2019

Teriyaki chicken is one of my favorite meals when we go to a Japanese restaurant. Now, I can make it at home. Thanks for sharing!

Claudia Krusch

Tuesday 21st of May 2019

We're hosting a weekend party, I can't wait to use your recipe! Such a flavorful barbecue option!

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