How to Make Teriyaki Sauce With Honey, Brown Sugar, And Soy Sauce

Teriyaki Chicken is the BEST! The only problem is the store bought varieties of teriyaki sauce usually contain high-fructose corn syrup and fillers. Blah.
BUT NO WORRIES! This simple recipe will give you “take-out” quality teriyaki sauce in less than 10 minutes. You can drizzle this teriyaki sauce over rice, chicken and vegetables. I have also used this recipe in a slow-cooker. Just make teriyaki sauce and add a few chicken breasts. Cook on low for 6 hours. Enjoy!

Teriyaki Sauce:

1/4 cup soy sauce
1 cup water
1/2 t. ground ginger
1/4 t. garlic powder
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 T. honey
1 t. sesame oil
2 T. cornstarch
1/4 cup very cold water

Teriyaki Sauce With Honey, Brown Sugar, And Soy Sauce

  1. In a medium saucepan, add soy sauce, water, ginger, garlic powder, brown sugar, honey, and sesame oil. Bring to medium warm heat, stirring and dissolving brown sugar.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and 1/4 cup cold water. Add cornstarch mixture to saucepan and whisk quickly until combined.
  3. Bring to a low boil, constantly stirring until sauce thickens.
  4. For Teriyaki bowls simply make brown rice and stir fry some vegetables and chicken. Yum!

Perfect Brown Rice:

3 cups water
1 1/2 cups short grain brown rice
Bring water to a boil (do not add salt). Add rice and boil for 5 minutes. Cover with a tight fitting lid and turn to low. Simmer for 20-25 minutes or until water is absorbed. Fluff rice and season with a little salt.

Stir-Fry Vegetables:

Try using any variety of vegetables: zucchini, red peppers, broccoli, and onions. Cut into bite-size pieces. Add 2 T. oil to
wok or skillet. Bring to a high heat and add veggies. Toss or stir vegetables briskly with a wooden spoon for 3-5 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.

Stir-Fry Chicken:

Cut 2 chicken breasts or 4 thighs into 1-inch cubes. Add 2 T. oil to wok or skillet. Bring to high heat and add chicken. Briskly toss or stir with a wooden spoon until fully cooked. Season with a little salt.


  1. I added one more cup of water and another teaspoon of brown sugar in order to achieve proper consistency. But this is the best teriyaki I have ever tried!!! Thank you!!!

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