Easy Chicken Teriyaki is a recipe made with just three simple ingredients, including the chicken, and can be ready and on the table in about 30 minutes! If you love teriyaki, be sure to check out my Teriyaki Meatballs!

Easy Teriyaki Chicken in a Skillet
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Easy Chicken Teriyaki

This Easy Chicken Teriyaki is definitely easy! It is chicken thighs that are smothered in a teriyaki-like sauce that is made with just soy sauce and brown sugar. Then, the chicken is topped with some green onions, for garnish. The soy sauce does stand out in this recipe, so if you are a fan of that, you really need to make this recipe. I also have teriyaki chicken wings you might want to try, too!

Raw Ingredients for Easy Teriyaki Chicken

Ingredients & Substitutions

I stated this is made with three ingredients; the fourth ingredient is the optional green onions for garnish.

Chicken: I prefer chicken thighs, but you could definitely use chicken breasts if you prefer.

Soy Sauce: As mentioned, the sauce does have a strong soy sauce flavor.

Brown Sugar: Brown sugar adds sweetness to offset some of the saltiness of the soy sauce.

Green Onions: The green onions are the perfect garnish for this dish with their subtle onion flavor.

Cooked Easy Teriyaki Chicken

How to Store Chicken Teriyaki

Store easy chicken teriyaki in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will last 2-3 days. Reheat the chicken on the stovetop over medium-low heat or in the microwave. You can also freeze the chicken for up to 3 months.

Bowl of Easy Teriyaki Chicken

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5 from 4 votes

Easy Chicken Teriyaki

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Easy Chicken Teriyaki is a recipe made with just three simple ingredients, including the chicken, and can be ready and on the table in about 30 minutes!


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into thin strips
  • 1 ½ cups (382.5 g) soy sauce
  • 1 cup (200 g) brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons green onions, diced


  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add chicken. Cook on one side for about 5 minutes.
  • Flip the chicken and add soy sauce and brown sugar. Mix and cook for about 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the internal temperature of the chicken is 165°F.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove the cooked chicken from the skillet. Place the chicken on a plate or in a bowl, tenting to keep warm.
  • Continue cooking the sauce for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until thickened.
  • Remove from the heat and add the chicken back into the pan. Toss to coat.
  • Serve with long-grain white rice, topped with green onions for garnish.

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  1. 5 stars
    Absolutely delish! Made recipe on Father’s Day~ only thing I did wrong was didn’t take chicken out of pan to finish cooking sauce so my thigh pieces got a tad overcooked (dry) but still delish over rice! I did add little ginger & garlic to my sauce and used low sodium soy sauce; thank you for this really great recipe!!!!!!!

  2. 5 stars
    Just made this for dinner. It was delicious!!! I added some steamed broccoli and sesame seeds at the end with the green onion! 👍👍

  3. Can one use boneless chicken breasts ?? Maybe cut in smaller pieces… Looks so good !!
    You have so many amazing recipes !!!

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