10-Minute Teriyaki Chicken & Broccoli

In just a few simple steps you can make takeout at home with this easy & flavorful teriyaki chicken & broccoli! Consists of 9 simple 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! 

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

Juicy, tender 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.

We love this recipe so much and make it on REPEAT.

Not only is this dish 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!

Ingredients – What You’ll Need

Classic Japanese teriyaki chicken is made with soy sauce, sugar, ginger, sake, and mirin. I simplified the sauce ingredients and used these 9 ingredients:

  • Oil
  • Chicken
  • Broccoli
  • Soy sauce/liquid aminos
  • Coconut sugar
  • Sesame oil
  • Corn starch
  • Ginger
  • Garlic

How To Make Teriyaki Chicken (from scratch)

Make the sauce

Whisk all of teriyaki sauce ingredients together in a bowl or liquid measuring cup and set aside.

When sauce is heated with the cooked chicken it will thicken and become so sticky and delicious! 

Brown chicken

(1) Heat skillet and brown diced chicken in hot pan with oil.

step by step photos showing how to make teriyaki chicken.

(2) add sauce to cooked chicken and let simmer for 1-2 minutes. Sauce should be thickened and chicken cooked through.

Serve with steamed broccoli over rice!

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

Serving Suggestions

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!

Helpful Cooking Tips

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Meal Prep This recipe

Glass Meal Prep Containers

I love meal prepping this recipe for lunch or dinner! To keep the food fresh and the reheating process easy we use these glass airtight containers. They're not only great for meal prep but are perfect for keeping additional leftovers fresh in the fridge!

  • For 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 – swap for agave, honey, or maple syrup.
  • Make as 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.
  • Cooking tools: I love using my cast iron skillet to cook this recipe. You can also use stainless steel or a wok.

How to Store & Freeze Leftovers

Freeze: place cooked chicken and sauce (minus broccoli) in a glass container that is airtight. Let cool, label with date and store in freezer for 1-2 months. When ready to serve, remove and let thaw before heating up in a pan – serve with fresh steamed broccoli.

Refrigerate: leftovers can keep chilled for 2-3 days in an airtight container.

Jar the sauce: make extra sauce and keep in a sealed mason jar in fridge for 1-2 weeks. It’s a great sauce to use for lots of recipes!

Other Stir Fry Recipes We Love

If you’re a big fan of this stir fry, you may also enjoy our 30-minute stir fry vegetables or this zucchini stir fry.

If you want more asian-inspired chicken, you should definitely try our sticky & sweet honey sesame chicken – also VERY delicious and takes only 30 minutes to make!

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

We think you’re gonna love this meal. It’s been enjoyed by SO many readers for several years now and continues to be one of our most popular recipes to date!

Whether you’re just beginning to cook or you’re already an expert in the kitchen – it’s the recipe for you. It has tons of flavor, is easy and fool-proof for beginner home-cooks, and is picky-eater approved! You’ll have the whole family smiling and quite fooled that this profesh’ takeout recipe was made right in you’re own kitchen. 😉

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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 14 votes

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! 

Servings 4
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Japanese
Tags: chicken and broccoli, chicken teriyaki, easy chicken teriyaki
Calories: 244 kcal
Author: Bethany Kramer

Ingredients

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

Teriyaki Sauce

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! 

Notes

Serving Suggestions

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! 

Nutrition Facts
10-Minute Teriyaki Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 244 Calories from Fat 86
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.6g15%
Cholesterol 61.2mg20%
Sodium 487mg20%
Carbohydrates 17.5g6%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 22.4g45%
Vitamin A 3IU0%
Vitamin C 63mg76%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Bethany Kramer

Bethany Kramer is a home cook, recipe developer, and dog mom. She found a deep love for food and nutrition after learning to cook from her mom at eight years old. Since then she’s been developing and sharing recipes from her own kitchen that are bold in flavor and nourishing to the body!

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