Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

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This Teriyaki Chicken recipe is ready in 15 minutes! A delicious one-pan recipe with bite-sized chicken coated in easy teriyaki sauce.

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Photo of teriyaki chicken served with rice on a white plate.

A favorite dish I always enjoyed from Panda Express was their teriyaki chicken. Not having a Panda Express anywhere nearby, I love being able to make this family-favorite copycat teriyaki chicken recipe at home and having it on the table more quickly than we can get in the car and drive to the nearest one! I also love that I can control the ingredients to lighten it up just a bit while not compromising on flavor. 

How to Make Teriyaki Chicken

Ingredients

Be sure to see the recipe card below for the full listing of ingredients, instructions, notes, and estimated nutritional information.

Photograph of ingredients used to make teriyaki chicken recipe.

For this recipe, you’ll need just a few ingredients.

  • Chicken – I love to use boneless, skinless chicken breasts, but you can also use your favorite cut of meat for this recipe. I cut my chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  • Teriyaki Sauce – I use my homemade teriyaki sauce recipe for this recipe. I love to be able to control all of the ingredients in my recipes, including the sauces and marinades. If you prefer, you can also use your favorite store-bought.
  • Oil – You can use your favorite coconut oil or olive oil in this recipe.
  • Rice – I love to serve my teriyaki chicken over cooked rice.

Substitutions and Additions

  • Vegetables – You can also serve your teriyaki chicken over steamed vegetables rather than rice or simply add them to the final dish if you like. Steamed broccoli is delicious as an addition or substitution.
  • Garnish – You can also garnish your teriyaki chicken with freshly chopped parsley or sliced scallions.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Chicken marinating in a zip top bag for teriyaki chicken.

Marinate the chicken. Optional, but it adds so much flavor! Add chicken to a gallon zip-top bag. Pour half of the teriyaki sauce over the chicken, press out as much air as possible, and seal the bag. Toss the chicken to make sure it is well coated and marinate in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours, if possible. If you don’t have time to marinate the chicken, you can skip this step.

Chicken cooked in a skillet with teriyaki sauce.

Cook. Pour the chicken into a medium skillet over medium-low heat and cook until tender, stirring frequently.

Teriyaki chicken ready to be served.

Serve. Then, once it has cooked through, I add more teriyaki sauce to the chicken and then serve it over rice or vegetables. Ready in minutes, it makes for a simple recipe that my family loves!

Storage Tips

To make ahead. Make it according to the directions. Cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

To freeze. Make, cool, and store in a freezer-safe, airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Photo of chicken teriyaki on a white plate.

Here’s my Teriyaki Chicken Recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do (and as much as the Panda Express version!)

Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

5 from 2 votes
This Teriyaki Chicken recipe is ready in 15 minutes! A delicious one-pan recipe with bite-sized chicken coated in easy teriyaki sauce.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Optional Marinating Time:: 6 hours
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

Ingredients 

  • 4 chicken breasts, (boneless, skinless), cubed
  • 1 teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil , or olive oil
  • 2 cups cooked white rice, or steamed vegetables

Instructions 

  • Marinate Chicken (Optional): Add chicken to a gallon zip top bag. Pour half of teriyaki sauce over chicken, press out as much air as possible and seal the bag. Toss the chicken to make sure it is well coated and marinate in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours, if possible.
    Chicken marinating in a zip top bag for teriyaki chicken.
  • Cook. Drizzle olive oil into medium skillet over medium-low heat. Add chicken to the skillet, stirring frequently as it cooks. Cook until tender and cooked throughout, about 8-10 minutes. Add more teriyaki sauce to the chicken, reserving about 1/4 cup for serving. Toss to coat.
    Chicken cooked in a skillet with teriyaki sauce.
  • Serve. Serve on cooked rice or steamed vegetables or the combination. Top with optional garnish of chopped fresh parsley or sliced scallions.

Notes

To make ahead. Make it according to the directions. Cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
To freeze. Make, cool, and store in a freezer-safe, airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 645mg | Potassium: 467mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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11 Comments

  1. Brenda says:

    When you put the chicken in the pan to cook, do you pour the sauce that is in the bag with the chicken into the pan also. Sorry I know it’s probably a silly question it looks great though.

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Hi Brenda,
      It’s not a silly question at all! Actually, I tell at the end of the recipe instructions when and how much to pour into the chicken and the amount to save for serving. I hope this helps.
      Enjoy the dish – it’s so good!
      Thank you very much!

    2. Brenda says:

      Thank you Robyn. I’m making this for dinner tonight.

    3. Robyn Stone says:

      Great, Brenda! I hope you enjoy it! Thanks so much! xo

  2. Erin @ Simple, Sweet & Savory says:

    No Panda Express nearby? How sad! But this looks way better. I’m so excited to try this!

  3. Jocelyn says:

    5 stars
    My family loved this! It is replacing the homemade teriyaki sauce I usually make. Thanks so much.

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      I’m so glad you all loved it, Jocelyn!!! xo

  4. Beckie Smock says:

    5 stars
    This was amazing! I never knew making our own teriyaki sauce good be so good. I only wish I had made more! Thank you for your amazing recipes. They truly are huge hits in the house. We served with snow peas, broccoli, red peppers and carrots. Thanks again

  5. Gaby says:

    This looks so good! I am making it soon!

  6. Kate @FramedCooks says:

    OK, this ends my relationship with our local take-out place for good! It looks SO easy and SO mouthwatering…going on my to-make list right now. πŸ™‚