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This Teriyaki Chicken comes together quickly for a copycat of a take-out favorite at home! 

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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 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. 

I begin by using my homemade teriyaki sauce recipe that I’ve shared previously. I cut my chicken into large cubes and then use about half of one recipe of the teriyaki sauce to marinate the chicken. If you don’t have time to marinate the chicken, you are fine to skip that step, it just adds even more depth of flavor to the chicken.

I pour my chicken into a medium skillet over medium low heat and cook until tender, stirring frequently. 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!

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

5 from 2 votes

Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

Dinner 20 mins

Cooked chicken teriyaki and rice on a white plate.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 4
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
This Teriyaki Chicken recipe is ready in 15 minutes! A delicious one-pan recipe with bite-sized chicken coated in easy teriyaki sauce.



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


  • 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.
  • 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 ¼ cup for serving. Toss to coat.
  • Serve. Serve on cooked rice or steamed vegetables or the combination. Top with optional garnish of chopped fresh parsley or sliced scallions.

Nutritional Information

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

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Robyn Stone

Robyn Stone is a wife, mom, blogger, recipe developer, and cookbook author. Welcome to Add a Pinch where I share thousands of delicious, tested and perfected easy recipes that the whole family will love.

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  1. 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. 🙂

  2. 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

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

  4. 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. 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!