10-Minute Teriyaki Chicken & Broccoli

Make takeout at home with this easy & flavorful teriyaki chicken & broccoli! Minimal ingredients, no marinating required, and only 10 minutes to cook up. Serve this juicy chicken and homemade teriyaki sauce over rice as a quick dinner or meal prep! 

Black cast iron pan on a grey napkin with chicken teriyaki and

The most delicious teriyaki chicken in an amazing sweet gingery sauce. This sauce is better than any store-bought teriyaki and is so easy to make at home while still feeling like you got takeout. What I love about this recipe is it reminds me of weekends Drew and I would order take out (usually chicken & vegetables over a big bowl of rice) and curl up on our couch watching an episode of Gilmore Girls. We both love a good sauce-y chicken with lots of vegetables over rice or quinoa. So yes, we love this recipe, and it is made quite a bit in our house. 

Not only is this teriyaki chicken super yummy but it’s a fast and easy dinner the whole family will love. All you need is a handful of simple ingredients and a few minutes to whip up this amazing 10-minute dinner! 

How To Make Teriyaki Chicken

step by step photos showing how to make teriyaki chicken.

  1. First, heat a cast-iron skillet or pan on medium heat, brown chicken in oil until cooked on all sides and slightly crisp. 
  2. After whisking teriyaki ingredients into a glass jar, pour over browned chicken and stir in pan for 1 to 2 minutes. Sauce will thicken and absorb into chicken. 
  3. Then, stir in steamed broccoli with chicken and teriyaki sauce. 

What is Teriyaki Chicken Made of?

Classic Japanese teriyaki chicken is made with soy sauce, sugar, ginger, saki, and mirin. I adapted my recipe and left out the saki and mirin to make this recipe more simpler. As a way to make this recipe healthier, I recommend using a natural sweetener like honey, agave, or coconut sugar in your teriyaki sauce. 

A wooden spoon stirring teriyaki chicken in a black cast iron skillet

What to Serve with Teriyaki Chicken

You can serve this chicken over white or brown rice, or quinoa. To get more veggies into your recipe, add sautéed peppers or carrots in with your chicken. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and sliced green onion! 

Extra Tips for Making Teriyaki Chicken

  • For the protein in this recipe, you can use chicken breasts, cutlets, or boneless/skinless thighs. 
  • Other natural sweeteners you can use if you don’t have coconut sugar – agave, honey, or maple syrup. 
  • Make this recipe for meal prep – store in sealed containers over rice/quinoa and enjoy throughout the week. 
  • Add extra vegetables to your teriyaki chicken like sautéed carrots (shredded or sliced), cauliflower, mushrooms, or sliced peppers. 

Takeout never looked so good (and it’s homemade)! So easy, so sauce-y, and all things DELISH. If you like this recipe you may also love my 30-Minute Stir Fry Vegetables – also delicious and easy! 

A close up of teriyaki chicken in broccoli in a cast iron skillet with a wooden spoon.

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A close up of teriyaki chicken in broccoli in a cast iron skillet with a wooden spoon.

10-Minute Teriyaki Chicken

5 from 3 votes
Servings 4
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Make takeout at home with this easy & flavorful teriyaki chicken & broccoli! Minimal ingredients, no marinating required, and only 10 minutes to cook up. Serve this juicy chicken and homemade teriyaki sauce over rice as a quick dinner or meal prep! 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Japanese
Keyword: chicken and broccoli, chicken teriyaki, easy chicken teriyaki
Calories: 422 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 organic chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 cups broccoli, steamed
  • 1 Tablespoon oil

Teriyaki Sauce

  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce (or liquid aminos)
  • 3 Tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (grated fresh or dried)
  • 2 teaspoon corn starch
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds *optional

Instructions

  1. Whisk all of teriyaki sauce ingredients in a small bowl. 

  2. On medium heat in a cast-iron skillet brown chicken in oil until cooked on all sides and slightly crispy. *If pan isn't hot enough the chicken will steam so make sure pan is hot but not burning.* 

  3. Add teriyaki sauce to cooked chicken and stir for 1 to 2 minutes for sauce to thicken.

  4. Stir in broccoli with chicken and sauce. Serve over rice with sprinkled sesame seeds and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

What to Serve with Teriyaki Chicken

You can serve teriyaki chicken over white or brown rice, or quinoa. To get more veggies into your recipe, add sautéed peppers or carrots in with your chicken. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and sliced green onion! 

Extra Tips for Making Teriyaki Chicken

  • For the protein in this recipe, you can use chicken breasts, cutlets, or boneless/skinless thighs. 
  • Other natural sweeteners you can use if you don't have coconut sugar - agave, honey, or maple syrup. 
  • Make this recipe for meal prep - store in sealed containers over rice/quinoa and enjoy throughout the week. 
  • Add extra vegetables to your teriyaki chicken like sautéed carrots (shredded or sliced), cauliflower, mushrooms, or sliced peppers. 
Nutrition Facts
10-Minute Teriyaki Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 422 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Cholesterol 148.9mg 50%
Sodium 809.7mg 34%
Total Carbohydrates 24.7g 8%
Sugars 11.5g
Protein 50g 100%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 99%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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