Here it is… the middle of a freezing winter in Oregon, but on one clear, cold, yet beautiful evening last week, we grilled Teriyaki Chicken With Homemade Sauce OUTSIDE on our BBQ! It was fun, and made us anticipate the hot days of summer which, thankfully, are coming SOON!Teriyaki Chicken with Homemade Sauce / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
I got this simple recipe for an “enhanced” Teriyaki sauce marinade from my sister Julie many years ago. I usually cut the chicken into cubes, marinate them then place chicken on skewers and grill, but this time, I left chicken breasts whole (thin ones) and grilled them, with the same delicious results!  The sauce is ridiculously easy to make, and the chicken is full of flavor. See the Tips section of printable recipe for info. on using this marinade for steak).

Here’s how you make the sauce:

In a medium sized bowl, mix together teriyaki sauce, sugar, cooking sherry, ground ginger, and minced garlic. Stir well until ingredients are fully combined.  Lightly season chicken pieces with salt.

Teriyaki Chicken with Homemade Sauce / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Place chicken into a covered container (or heavy duty gallon sized resealable plastic bag) and pour the marinade over the top. Turn to coat all pieces with marinade sauce.

Cover container; refrigerate chicken and marinade for at least 6 hours for best flavor (overnight is the best!). Turn chicken occasionally to fully coat.

Teriyaki Chicken with Homemade Sauce / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

When chicken has finished marinating, place chicken onto hot BBQ grill (outdoor or indoor grill) and cook until done.

If desired, you can baste the chicken while it cooks with the sauce. (Do NOT use the leftover sauce once the chicken is fully cooked- discard).

Teriyaki Chicken with Homemade Sauce / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

That’s it! See how very easy that was?  The teriyaki chicken has a wonderful flavor, and can be served as an entree.

It can be used to make teriyaki chicken sandwiches (with some grilled pineapple rings- yum!), or can be used in salads or teriyaki rice bowls. The possibilities are endless, and the flavor is wonderful!

Teriyaki Chicken with Homemade Sauce / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Teriyaki Chicken with Homemade Sauce / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

I love recipes that can be made up ahead of time (like marinading the chicken all day), then cooked at the last minute without a lot of fuss. It sure makes an easy main dish for the family!

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Recipe Source:  My sister Julie M.

Teriyaki Chicken with Homemade Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
22 mins
Marinating (inactive time)
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 27 mins
 
This enhanced teriyaki sauce marinade will add additional flavor to grilled chicken (whole boneless breasts, thighs, or kebabs) OR thinly sliced steak.
Category: Dinner, Entree
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: teiyaki chicken with homemade sauce
Servings: 6 servings
Calories Per Serving: 226 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cooking sherry
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 pinch salt (to season meat with)
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs
Instructions
  1. In medium sized bowl, combine teriyaki sauce, sugar, sherry, ginger, and minced garlic. Stir until sugar has dissolved and sauce is fully combined.
  2. Season chicken lightly with salt. Place chicken pieces into a large covered container (or gallon sized resealable plastic bag. Add marinade. Turn to fully cover all pieces of chicken with sauce. Cover container and place in refrigerator for at least 6 hours (overnight is the best!) to marinade.
  3. Once meat is done marinating, grill (on outdoor or indoor grill) until done. Serve, and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Caloric content calculated using 6 boneless, skinless breasts.
TIPS:Chicken can also be cut into 1-2 inch chunks, marinated then placed on skewers for grilling (kebabs).
Top sirloin steak can also be used if sliced very thin, then marinated. Place strips onto skewers, then grill. If you use round steak, meat must be marinated for a longer amount of time.

Nutrition Facts
Teriyaki Chicken with Homemade Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 breast)
Calories 226 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 1058mg46%
Potassium 487mg14%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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