Incredibly easy and delicious homemade Teriyaki Sauce that goes perfectly in many dishes and takes only a few minutes to prepare. This sauce has a great rich flavor from a few simple ingredients cooked together. You can easily make this sauce any time and add it to chicken, vegetables, wings, chicken tenders, and so much more.
There are a few sauces and dressing that I make every month and keep in the fridge until I run out. Teriyaki is one of those sauces. It’s so easy to make, takes about 15 minutes, and you can use it on so much more than just chicken teriyaki.
Besides chicken, it’s great with wings, vegetables, on sandwiches, and even as a dip. For things like wings and sandwiches, I make it just a tad thicker. I use a little more cornstarch to make the sauce thicker and easier to coat wings or chicken tenders.
After you make your own teriyaki sauce, you’ll never buy another one again. Homemade doesn’t just taste the best, it really is extremely simple. All you have to do is whisk ingredients together and then bring to simmer to thicken it. Once the sauce is thickened, it’s ready to use. The whole thing takes less than 15 minutes.
INGREDIENTS IN TERIYAKI SAUCE
Soy sauce – Use your favorite soy sauce like regular, low sodium, or gluten free.
Garlic – fresh pressed garlic is the best to use because it is most potent and flavorful.
Ginger – do use fresh ginger root and grate it on the grater.
Honey – use your favorite honey for the best tasting sauce.
Rice vinegar – if rice vinegar is not available, you can use apple cider vinegar.
Chicken broth – chicken broth can also be substituted with vegetable broth if cooking a vegetarian dish.
Cornstarch – cornstarch is the best way to thicken Teriyaki sauce but make sure to mix it into cold ingredients.
HOW TO MAKE TERIYAKI SAUCE
Making Teriyaki Sauce from scratch can’t get much easier. All you have to do is whisk all ingredients together in a bowl first, making sure you whisk in cornstarch well. Then, pour the mixture into a sauce pot and bring it to simmer over medium heat. Make sure to slowly stir often and it gets hot and as it simmers. Simmer it for just a few minutes and it’s done!
IS TERIYAKI SAUCE GLUTEN FREE?
The beauty of making this sauce at home, is that you can easily make it gluten free. Soy sauce is the only ingredient in this recipe that contains gluten. Substitute regular soy sauce for a gluten free soy sauce and that’s all. Gluten free soy sauce is widely available in most grocery stores.
HOW TO STORE HOMEMADE TERIYAKI SAUCE
Best way to store homemade Teriyaki Sauce is in a glass jar with an air-tight lid. Store it in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.
To use some of the sauce, make sure to pour some out instead of scooping it with the spoon. This will ensure that bacteria is not introduced to the sauce by the spoon and extend the shelf life.
SOME MORE RECIPES TO TRY
Teriyaki Rice and Salmon Patties
Honey Garlic Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs
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Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
- 3/4 cup soy sauce (can use gluten free sauce)
- 6 garlic cloves pressed
- 1 tsp fresh ginger grated on a fine grater
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- Combine all ingredients for the sauce in a small mixing bowl. Whisk well until everything is incorporated.
- Pour in the mixture into a sauce pot and bring it to simmer over medium heat. Stir often while the sauce heats up and thickens.
- Let is simmer for a couple more minutes, stirring often. Take off heat and the sauce is ready for use.
Robin Harris says
My 16 yr old daughter and I fixed this for dinner tonight… quick, easy, and super yummy! We doubled the recipe so we would have leftovers. So happy we did! Wish I had taking a picture.
That’s awesome! I am so glad you liked it!
Mary Mack says
Thank you – easy and delicious!
F&F: Ammi's Kitchen says
Yum! One of my favorite sauces and your recipe looks so easy!