7 Teriyaki Restaurant Style Recipes You Can Make at Home

Do you dare to try your hand at homemade teriyaki? The popular flavor can be mastered by more than restaurant chefs. As long as you have the right ingredients, you can make the thick, sweet, tangy sauce, too and what protein you pair it with is completely up to you. The main ingredients for teriyaki sauce are soy sauce, sugar, garlic, and ginger, so once you have those, stock up on the rest of the essentials and you’re good to go. Check out these 7 teriyaki recipes that are easy and delicious to eat.

1. Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli

Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli

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We’re starting off strong with a dish that is one of the most popular at restaurants, but is rarely made at home. Table for Two has a recipe for teriyaki chicken and broccoli that requires only a handful of ingredients and just takes 20 minutes to make. The dish can be perfected by even the most amateur of chefs, and it’s bound to be enjoyed by all. Take your typical chicken and broccoli up a level and pair the combo with some homemade teriyaki sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups fresh broccoli
  • 1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Sauce:

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

 

See recipe directions at Table for Two.

2. Teriyaki Salmon

Teriyaki fish, salmon

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For a fish dish, here’s a recipe for teriyaki salmon from Cooking Classy. It’s a nutritious dinner that can be enjoyed on a weekend or busy weeknight, as aside from the teriyaki sauce ingredients, it only requires salmon, green onions, and sesame seeds. Teriyaki Salmon is a fun twist on your favorite tried-and-true fish, and it’s a good way to get any picky eaters to eat their omega-3’s.

Ingredients:

  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • Sesame seeds, for serving

Sauce:

  • ½ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • ½ cup water, divided
  • 3 tablespoons packed light-brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 medium cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch

 

See recipe directions at Cooking Classy.

3. Teriyaki Beef Stir-Fry

Teriyaki Beef Stir-Fry

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Another way to enlist your teriyaki sauce is by using it in a stir-fry. Stir-fry is flavorful, nutritious, and easy to make. Beef, veggies, and sauces blend together easily in a skillet and the total cooking time is always under 20 minutes. Take this teriyaki beef stir fry from PaleOMG for example. It’s packed full of good-for-you veggies, flank steak, and it’s dressed with a teriyaki sauce. The dish is even paleo-friendly and can be appeal to all kinds of eaters.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • ½ cup coconut aminos or gluten free soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder, divided
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • ½ yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup sliced button mushrooms
  • 1 pound flank steak, thinly sliced against the grain
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • chopped green onions, to garnish

See recipe directions at PaleOMG.

4. Chicken Teriyaki Skewers

chicken skewers, kebabs

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And if you’re feeling ambitious and want to take your teriyaki game up a notch, try these chicken teriyaki skewers from Baked By Rachel. The ingredients enlist all the usual suspects and the prep time for this dish is still only 15 minutes.

Ingredients:

Sauce:

  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

Skewers:

  • 1 ½-2 lb boneless chicken breast
  • sesame seeds, optional
  • 8-inch bamboo skewers
  • hot dry mustard, option

 

See recipe directions at Baked By Rachel.

5. Teriyaki Chicken Stew

Teriyaki Chicken Stew

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Teriyaki can also be mastered in the slow cooker. Take this recipe for teriyaki chicken stew from Taste of Home and see what we mean. Your chicken and vegetables will marinate and cook in the homemade teriyaki sauce for 6 to 8 hours until they’re done, and the dish will still only take you 20 minutes of prep time. Serving 6, this stew is one you can cook for guests on a Sunday or keep for leftovers all week. It’s happy, healthy comfort food that is a tasty deviation from your routine recipes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 bone-in chicken thighs
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium parsnip, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup teriyaki sauce
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

 

See recipe directions at Taste of Home.

6. Roasted Vegetable Teriyaki Bowls

Roasted vegetables, eggplant, tomatoes

Roasted vegetable teriyaki bowls | iStock.com

For a vegetarian-friendly teriyaki treat, try this recipe from The Roasted Root for roasted vegetable teriyaki bowls. You can make anyone eat their vegetables when teriyaki sauce is involved, and this dish will prove it. The bowls are loaded with sweet potatoes, broccoli, peppers, and squash, and even has some crunch thanks to the addition of roasted cashews. The recipe yields 4 to 5 servings, and your tangy sweet veggies will go great with brown rice so you can enjoy a fibrous, satisfying meal.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium sweet potato, chopped into ¼” pieces
  • 1 medium head broccoli, chopped into florets
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 yellow squash, chopped
  • ¼ cup teriyaki sauce + more for serving
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (or to taste)
  • 2 to 3 cups cooked brown rice for serving
  • 1/3 cup roasted cashews for serving

 

See recipe directions at The Roasted Root.

7. Teriyaki Shrimp

shrimp and rice

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One last protein you can serve with your teriyaki sauce is shrimp. You can easily buy frozen shrimp at the grocery store and eat gourmet on the cheap. This teriyaki shrimp from Eat Good 4 Life will only take you 30 minutes to prepare and it serves 4 to 6. Served over rice, it feels like a fancy restaurant meal but can come out of your kitchen in a pinch. Better yet, you’ll even get your veggies and lean protein in, too!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb frozen medium shrimp, thawed out
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 12 oz fresh broccoli
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, you can also use ginger
  • 4-5 large carrots, sliced
  • Thai fresh basil, chopped you can also use regular basil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Teriyaki sauce:

  • 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 2 ½ teaspoons arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • ¼ cup honey, or unrefined sugar

 

See recipe directions at Eat Good 4 Life.

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