This Homemade Teriyaki Sauce tastes amazing and was so easy to throw together, I’ll never buy any from the store again.
Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
You guys know I am prone to weird and random cravings that are often brought on by what I see on Pinterest. I don’t make a lot of teriyaki at home because I’ve never found one at the store I really like. When I saw this Teriyaki Sauce from Taste and Tell I knew it was time to try making it at home.
This was so easy to put together, I see a lot more teriyaki in our future. The best thing about teriyaki sauce is how flexible it is. I can use it for marinading, BBQing, or cooking. So many options, I almost didn’t know where to start. After much discussion with Joe about the best way to try it, I started digging around to see what I had on hand. A couple of chicken breasts and some frozen veggies settled the matter and a classic chicken teriyaki hit the dinner menu.
I’m not usually a fan of really sweet sauces but I love a bit of pineapple flavor in my teriyaki so I dumped some in with the rest of the ingredients and turned on the heat.
Y’all I have to admit, this didn’t look attractive at all, I was a little worried that the sauce would be chunky which would make me seriously unhappy. While it was heating, I started playing with some dinner alternatives just in case.
I was thrilled when it all smoothed out and the chunks disappeared because I was so not in the mood for a frozen pizza!
I let the sauce heat until it was thickened up, pulled it off the stove and dumped it in something a little easier to pour from.
I sliced up some chicken breasts and threw them in a skillet with some butter until they cooked through, dumped in my frozen veggies and doused the whole thing in teriyaki sauce.
I let it heat until the veggies weren’t frozen anymore and the sauce had a chance to coat everything. The smells coming out of the kitchen were amazing. I had a line of dogs just out of the forbidden kitchen zone and Joe kept popping his head in to ask when we were eating.
I was so happy with the way this turned out. It had all the flavor I wanted with just enough sweetness to make Joe happy. I loved how easy it was to throw together and it tasted so good! We’ll be eating a lot more teriyaki in our house and I bet once you try it you will too!
- 2 Tbsp Cornstarch
- 1/4 Cup Cold Water
- 1 Cup Water
- 5 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
- 1/4 Cup Pineapple Juice
- 1-2 Tablespoons Honey
- 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
- 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
- Whisk the cornstarch and water together, set aside.
- Combine remaining ingredients in a saucepan on medium heat.
- Add cornstarch mixture to the saucepan and heat until it reaches your desired consistency.
- If sauce gets to thick, add additional water or pineapple juice to thin.
- Sauce can be used immediately or refrigerated for a day or two.
Recipe adapted with permission from Taste and Tell