Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

 When people ask how it’s possible to get dinner prepped in 10 minutes,  they always assume that meals must come from a quick fix solution like boxed meals or canned food. While I definitely will use canned items in some of my recipes, like our favorite Dump and Run Taco Soup, there are many other tips and tricks.

After spending nearly two months detoxing of all sugars and carbs in my diet, no, it was not one bit fun, but it yielded amazing results, I’m slowly adding back in my favorite foods, but also attempting to keep more whole foods in our diet.

Many people think that quick and easy meals can’t be done, while including healthy meal options.

This Homemade Teriyaki Sauce is a great example of keeping it healthy and a wonderful option for adding great flavor to my lean chicken, brown rice and stir fry veggies. Try it in my Thai Mushroom Chicken Stir Fry (and if you aren’t a fan of mushrooms, just easily omit them.)

Our family loves all kinds of Asian cooking, and since my Low Fat Orange Chicken and Sesame Chicken are staples on our meal plan, I decided that Homemade Teriyaki Sauce is just as easy.

When I make homemade sauces,  I am guaranteed of what is in it and I can make it for a fraction of the cost. I know it’s not laden with chemicals, nor too sweet for our taste. The majority of Asian sauces, at least the way I make them up, consists of soy sauce, garlic and ginger. This is no exception, but personal preference plays a big part in determining just how you like it.

As you learn to play with flavor profiles, you will feel more comfortable with variations. For instance, the main recipe below has beef broth as a base, but you could easily substitute rice wine and some pineapple juice and then adjust the amounts.

Begin with this base recipe, but then add more garlic, ginger, or sugar based on your family’s taste buds. I always add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes and sometimes onion powder in my Asian mixes, but for many, they don’t want the extra heat when it comes to a sweeter Teriyaki Sauce.

I can’t wait to see what you try.  You will find yourself doubling or tripling the recipe and enjoying this on so many different things. The kids will love dipping their Sesame Chicken Tenders in it.

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  1. I have made this sauce at least six times now, and my family is absolutely crazy about it! I like to stir fry veggies and chicken and serve the sauce on the side. That way we can each use as much or as little as we each like. Turns out sooooo good!

  2. smaria101 says:

    How long does this last in the fridge?

    • We go through it so quickly that I really haven’t tested it. I would guess at least a week, but I’d love to know if you test it out. 🙂

  3. Kimberly says:

    Thank you for this recipe, I can’t wait to try it out tonight! I decided to have a oriental style dinner with my parents and boyfriend. I decorated, have background music, and I’m making Teriyaki chicken with brown rice and vegetables. I’m also making oolong tea, sliced oranges, and egg rolls. The winter time can be very boring, so I thought this would be a fun idea. Thanks again for the recipe, I hope we all really like it 🙂 God bless.


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