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Teriyaki Chicken

This Teriyaki Chicken takes 25 minutes from start to finish! Tender chicken simmered in a sweet and salty teriyaki sauce.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Dish - Chicken
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: chicken breast, easy, healthy
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 432kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes more or less to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts cubed into bite sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • Green onion and sesame seeds optional for garnish
  • Cooked rice for serving


  • In a large bowl, whisk together pineapple juice, soy sauce, honey, lime juice, sesame oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, ginger, and black pepper.
  • Stir in cubed chicken, cover, and marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, but preferably 8 hours.
  • Heat extra virgin olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Remove chicken from marinade with a slotted spoon, reserving the marinade in the bowl.
  • Add chicken to the hot pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden and cooked through, about 5 minutes.

  • Transfer chicken to a clean bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and orange juice (this is our slurry). Set aside. 

  • Pour reserved marinade into the hot pan, then whisk in the slurry.
  • Bring to a boil, whisking constantly until slightly thickened, about 1 minute.
  • Remove from the heat, add chicken back to the pan and stir to combine.
  • Serve with optional garnishes, rice, and enjoy!



Serving: 1person | Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1077mg | Potassium: 919mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg