10-Minute Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry
In just a few simple steps you can make takeout at home with this easy & flavorful teriyaki chicken stir fry! It requires 9 simple ingredients, no marinating needed, and the cooking time is just 10 quick minutes. We love to serve this juicy chicken with homemade teriyaki sauce over rice as a quick dinner or meal prep!
Over the years SO many readers have loved this recipe! And for good reason – it has a ton of flavor, requires only a little effort to accomplish, and everyone loves it. Making it one of our top choices for family weeknight dinners!
The dish involves perfectly tender bites of chicken that are soaked in a sticky & slightly sweet homemade teriyaki sauce! We also serve this with steamed broccoli, but we love to add even more veggies like shredded cabbage, snow peas, and carrots. Feel free to be creative and add any veggie you like! See our tips below for some of our favorites to add.
Drew and I have loved this recipe for so many years, and it’s always our go-to when we want takeout at home. I hope you love it as much as we do!
Below you’ll find the list of key ingredients needed to make this delicious recipe!
Chicken: I like to use chicken breast, but you can also use boneless/skinless chicken thighs.
Broccoli: to serve with the chicken.
Tamari: this adds saltiness to the sauce, if you do not have tamari you can use soy sauce or liquid aminos instead.
Coconut sugar: to naturally sweeten the teriyaki sauce.
Sesame oil: this oil adds so much flavor to the sauce!
Corn starch: to help thicken the sauce. Keep in mind, corn starch needs to be activated by heat, so this sauce won’t thicken until it’s heated with the chicken.
Ginger: I like to use fresh ginger, but you can also use ground dried ginger too.
Garlic: fresh garlic is best for adding another level of flavor to the sauce!
Sesame seeds: for sprinkling over top!
How To Make Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry
First, steam the broccoli – place the broccoli with a small amount of water in a pot and cover. Place on a gentle simmer and steam for about 5 minutes, then remove from the heat.
Next, make the teriyaki sauce – in a small bowl or mason jar, add the ingredients for the teriyaki sauce and whisk with a fork. Set aside for later.
Cook the chicken – Next, in a skillet pan, heat up the oil on medium heat. Then add the pieces of chicken and cook on all sides until completely cooked through, about 5 minutes.
Add the sauce – Then, when the chicken is cooked, add the teriyaki sauce and cook with the chicken for about 1-2 minutes. The sauce will thicken and soak into the chicken. Serve with steamed broccoli and rice!
Tips for Success
Add different veggies – one thing we love about this dish is customizing it with whatever veggies we have on hand. In addition to broccoli, we like to add red or green cabbage, carrots, snap peas, bell pepper, or edamame!
Other natural sweeteners you can use – if you don’t have coconut sugar you can swap for honey or maple syrup as natural sweetener options. For refined sugar you can use brown sugar or white sugar! I have not tested this recipe with sweeteners such as stevia or monk fruit.
Make it ahead – this recipe is great for making ahead! Cook the recipe as instructed, let it cool, then store in an airtight container until ready to reheat with rice! Reheat the chicken and sauce in a pan until warm, then serve with broccoli.
Our favorite ways to serve it – this stir fry goes perfectly served alongside a grain such as rice (we use either white, brown, or wild rice), quinoa, or a medley of grains!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use a thickener other than cornstarch? Yes, instead of corn starch you can use tapioca flour, arrowroot, or potato starch.
Can I use bottled sauce instead of homemade sauce? Of course! I personally think homemade teriyaki sauce is so much better than store-bought, but if you’d prefer to use bottled sauce to save time, go for it.
Is this recipe gluten-free? Yes! If you use tamari or liquid aminos this recipe is gluten-free friendly. But, if you use soy sauce, they are generally not gluten-free so check the labels before using them!
How to Store & Freeze Leftovers
Keeping leftovers fresh: let leftovers cool to room temperature before placing them in an airtight container. Refrigerate for up to 3-5 days! Reheat in a pan until warm.
Freeze: allow the chicken & sauce to cool completely before placing them in a freezer-friendly container or ziplock bag (air removed). Label the container with the date, and freeze it for up to 1-2 months! When ready to serve, remove and let thaw overnight in the fridge before heating up in a pan until warm – serve with fresh steamed broccoli.
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.
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10-Minute Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry
In just a few simple steps you can make takeout at home with this easy & flavorful teriyaki chicken stir fry! It requires 9 simple ingredients, no marinating needed, and the cook time is just 10 quick minutes. Serve this juicy chicken with homemade teriyaki sauce over rice as a quick dinner or meal prep!
- 3 organic chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
- 3 cups fresh broccoli florets
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil
- 1/4 cup tamari or use 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
- generous pinch of red pepper flakes *optional for some heat
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds *optional
Steam the broccoli: in a pot or saucepan, add 1 cup of water with the broccoli florets, and cover while it cooks on a gentle simmer for about 3-5 minutes. Or until the broccoli is tender when tested with a fork, but not overly cooked.
Prepare teriyaki sauce: In a small bowl or mason jar, use a fork or small whisk to mix together the tamari, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and coconut sugar.
Cook the chicken: Heat up a pan of oil on medium heat, then add the pieces of chicken to it and cook on all sides until completely cooked through – about 5 minutes. Note: If the pan isn't hot enough the chicken will steam so make sure the pan is hot but not burning.
Add the sauce to the chicken: When the chicken is cooked, pour in the teriyaki sauce. Stir with the chicken for about 1-2 minutes until the sauce thickens and soaks into the chicken. If you would like to coat the broccoli in sauce, you can toss it in with the chicken at this point.
Serve: Then serve the chicken & broccoli with the sauce over rice or your favorite grain! Sprinkle with optional sesame seeds if desired.
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I made this for my family. I used regular sugar instead of coconut sugar because that’s what I had on hand. It’s super easy, super fast, and delicious! I’ll definitely be making this again! Thanks for the recipe! 🙂
I made this for my wife and I this evening. SO good! We like a little extra spice so I added some red pepper flakes. Thank you for this awesome recipe.
Ryan! That means so much. I’m SO glad you both enjoyed it 🙂 And glad you could adjust the heat to your liking!
I made this last night for dinner and it was so easy and delicious! I subbed asparagus for broccoli since that’s what I had and the whole family loved it!
Love it! Thanks so much, Zee! 🙂 So happy you enjoyed it.
Made this for dinner and everyone who ate it raves about it!! Soooo yummy!
Yay! Thank you so much, Mel 🙂
The recipe for flavorful teriyaki chicken & broccoli is a healthy recipe and I have used pure ghee instead of using sesame oil. Ghee offers better flavor, higher smoke point, and nutritional benefits. The taste of chicken was too good. You may try the recipe with ghee.
This recipe is so easy to make and is a quick delicious meal.
Love to hear it! Thanks so much, Kacee!
can you use diet sugar, (like splenda) as a sweeter?
I am trying this for dinner tonight and I will be back with results ☺️can’t wait!
I hope you love it!
This was so good! I marinated the cubed chicken beforehand (about an hour) in a little bit of the sauce. The chicken was so juicy and the sauce had a nice consistency. Would definitely make this again!
This is the best teriyaki sauce I’ve ever made. Last night I tried pork tenderloin in stead of chicken and it was equally as good. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe
That sounds delicious! Thank you so much, susan! So glad you enjoyed it.
Wow this recipie is close to the same one we use. I am going to give this one a try. Thank you for the share.
I have never heard about teriyaki chicken before seeing this post and this recipe looks perfect. I will definitely try it soon.
This is the best recipe I ever found… But I never tried it yet. But maybe I might do it today and try it as soon as POSSIBLE…
This is my first time trying the Stir-fry!!!!!
So thank you,
This was a HUGE hit with my family! Doubled the recipe to feed my kids plus a couple extras. We didn’t have so much as a crumb left.
I added shredded carrots and served over minute rice for speed. This will be a regular go to dinner. Thanks!!
that’s awesome! thank you, Anna. I’m thrilled to hear it!
YUM! This was easy and delicious. Used chicken thighs since it was what I had on hand and it was great with brown rice!
Thanks so much Kayla! i’m so happy to hear it was a success 🙂
Husband and grown kids love this and are now making it for their kids!
This recipe is the bomb, my family loved it. Thank you so much
Ive never really cooked on my own before and this was extremely simple to make!! Delish 😀
So awesome! I’m really glad to hear it was a success. Thanks sarah!
Very good and easy. Thank you!
one of my families favorite meals. I love it, quick and easy.
This was absolutely Delicious. I used half soy sauce and half coconut amino, and added half tsp of chili powder and a little water to thin it a bit. It was so simple to make and hubster loved it. This one is a keeper for sure…..Thank you
It’s such a great and easy recipe and my family loves it
I’m so happy to hear that! Thanks you, Mia! 🙂
Add shredded carrots ,use brown sugar instead of coconut sugar, and make a double batch of sauce
I made this for tonight’s dinner and OMG! So good! I’m not the greatest cook but this worked for me. Thank you!
Awesome! So happy it was easy enough to make! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂
This recipe is a keeper. Super fast , easy and YUMMY!!! Served over brown rice. I doubled the sauce .
Thank you, Carolyn! So glad to hear 🙂
What can you substitute the coconut sugar for?
You can swap coconut sugar with brown sugar, honey, or maple syrup. 🙂
So yummy & easy 💓
Delicious and easy to make. Even my picky eaters loved it!
Super happy to hear it was a success! 🙂
This has become one of our favorite dinner recipes!! So easy and sooo delicious
Thanks so much hannah! So happy to hear it’s become a regular 🙂
We make a Teriyaki Chicken dinner regularly with a GF sauce but its not that great, so I’m super excited to try your recipe! We usually serve ours over sauteed cabbage which I love!
I love that idea!! I will have to try that. I love cabbage! Hope you enjoy this recipe:)
Hi! Is one serving measured as 1 cup? Thanks.
yes about 1 to 1 1/2 cups!
On my list to do. Looks very easy and delicious.
Sooo good and easy
This recipe is the bomb, my family loved it. Thank you so much
Sorry didn’t take pictures but made 10 min Chicken Teryaki with Broccoli and Detox Salad (with Chia seeds, avocado, strawberries, radishes, cucumbers and field greens) for a friend and she will be adding them to her favorite dishes too:-)
Wonderful! So happy to hear 🙂
Delish girl! Super cinchy. Served 1 serving over brown jasmine rice & the other over japanese egg noodles. Next time adding shredded carrot!
yay! So glad you liked it. 🙂