Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

Homemade teriyaki sauce recipe that full of flavor. This teriyaki sauce recipe is great to use with chicken, fish, beef, and vegetables.

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There’s just something about this homemade teriyaki sauce recipe that makes me love it even more than anything I can buy in the store or get in a restaurant. Maybe it is that I know everything that is in it, right down to choosing if I want begin with low-sodium or regular soy sauce or if I want to switch it up and use coconut aminos instead, especially if I’m making a Paleo-friendly meal for guests who prefer it. The amount of flexibility that I have making my own teriyaki sauce is so worth the few minutes it takes to prepare it to me. 

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Thankfully, it really couldn’t be much simpler to make. I add all of the ingredients to a small saucepan over medium-low heat and allow it to come to a rolling boil. Then, I let it boil for about a minute to thicken.

Then, the teriyaki sauce is ready to use in any number of dishes or to pour into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks. If you are like me, you’ll find all sorts of uses for your homemade teriyaki sauce recipe that you’ll love to keep it on hand in the refrigerator to use.

Teriyaki Sauce Recipe from addapinch.com

Here’s my Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Yield: 1 cup

Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

Total Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Homemade teriyaki sauce recipe that full of flavor. This teriyaki sauce recipe is great to use with chicken, fish, beef, and vegetables.
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  • 1/2 cup soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 clove garlic minced


  1. Add all ingredients to a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and allow to boil until thickened, about 2 - 3 minutes. Sauce should be thick and able to coat the back of a spoon.


If you'd like to make this recipe Paleo-friendly, use all honey rather than honey and brown sugar and use coconut aminos instead of soy sauce.

All images and text © Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch

Robyn xo

17 comments on “Teriyaki Sauce Recipe”

  1. I never thought about making teriyaki at home, so smart!

  2. Sounds good I love being able to control the sodium !

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  5. Wow, this coconut aminos sounds amazing. My wife is a coeliac and so to finds an alternative to Soy sauce that is gluton free is great. Just need to find someone in the UK that sells it now.

  6. Do you use Regular Sesame oil or Toasted Sesame oil?

  7. Thanks so much for this. We live in Ho Chi Minh City and while Teriyaki Sauce IS available in Japanese Stores and in the bigger markets, it is VERY expensive . This recipe has ingredients which will cut the cost in eighths. With the exception of Sesame Oil, all the ingredients are very inexpensive. Sesame oil costs a lot because, despite very cheap labor costs, it takes a long time for a worker to squeeze each tiny little sesame seed’s oil into a bottle. It is amazing to watch hundreds of little Asian workers sitting cross-legged on a factory floor with pliers squeezing sesame seeds one at a time.
    Palm oil and coconut oil are cheaper because the yields are higher and it only takes two workers to fill a big tub very quickly, altho the attrition rate is very high. They do this– two large males takes a coconut or a date palm seed and holds it out in front like they were going to shoot a free throw. Standing at each end of a long room, they run at one another as fast as possible, trying to smash the nuts into the other. The collision is monumental, but the huge splash of oil quickly fills the tub–unless they miss. If they miss each other, the hope is that they will keep going and smash the nut into the wall where another tub awaits the accidental smash. The attrition is high because the runners often hit their heads, either on the other runner or on the wall, and, well you can imagine. It is said that the character Flattop from the Dick Tracy series was one of these runners. Legends arise in the strangest places!

    • Hahahahahaaaaaa, I loved reading your comment, entertaining and imaginative, you had me going at the thought of a human chain with a pliers (I have an over active imagination). This is the best part of the recipe. Thanks

  8. This was delicious! I marinated chicken breasts for about 3 hours in this delicious sauce, then grilled them. My whole family loved it. The ingredients are all things that I have in my house, so nothing special to buy. This is definitely a keeper. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  10. I just made this and was almost drinking it straight… DELICIOUS!! This one is a keeper for sure. Thanks!!

  11. This sauce is Bulgogi sauce, with the sesame oil. It is my favorite marinade. Recommend cutting the soy sauce. People often comment it is too salty.

  12. Hi Robyn,
    If you don’t have rice vinegar, can Apple cider vinegar be used instead?

  13. Hi Robin. Would you know how long does it last in the freedge?

  14. The sauce was very flavorful and tangy! It was a great recipe because we didn’t have teriyaki sauce and we were in a bind!!! The only change I made was adding more honey, because I LIKE IT SWEET!

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