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Honey Teriyaki Chicken (Quick and Easy Recipe!)

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This Honey Teriyaki Chicken recipe is super easy to make and tastes even better than takeout! It is made with clean and nourishing ingredients and is ready in just 15 minutes. Learn how to make homemade healthy teriyaki chicken with this quick recipe the whole family will love.

Overhead view of a bowl of Healthy Honey Teriyaki Chicken with rice and chopsticks on a grey background.

This quick and easy Honey Teriyaki Chicken recipe makes a fabulous weeknight meal. It is high in protein, super tasty and takes mere minutes to prepare. This recipe is one you will want to add to your regular dinner rotation, because it delivers maximum flavor with minimum work. In addition, it is made with clean ingredients and is naturally gluten-free.

How to Make Honey Teriyaki Chicken

To make this healthy honey teriyaki chicken recipe, simply:

  1. Make the teriyaki sauce: First, whisk together a simple homemade teriyaki sauce, made from tamari, honey, rice wine vinegar and cornstarch.
  2. Stir-fry your chicken: Next, slice some boneless skinless chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces and stir-fry them with a bit of garlic and ginger in a wok or frying pan.
  3. Coat the chicken with sauce: Once the chicken is cooked, pour in the teriyaki sauce. Continue cooking until the sauce has reached a boil and has thickened to a consistency of a syrup.
  4. Garnish and serve: Top with green onions and sesame seeds if desired and serve with steamed rice and/or veggies.

How simple is that?! I bet you could whip up this dish in less time than it takes to get takeout.

Where to Get the Best Organic Chicken

I highly recommend purchasing and consuming free-range, organic chicken if you can. This is due to the fact that organic and naturally-raised meat is way more healthy, humane and better-tasting than conventional meat. And for the highest-quality organic chicken and other meats, I highly recommend using Butcher Box.

If you would like to learn more about Butcher Box, I have written an in-depth Review of Butcher Box on the blog. However, if you would rather use another delivery service, check out this post: The Top Healthy and Organic Meat Delivery Companies. In that article, I discuss other sources for organic meat delivery online that might suit you better.

Close-up overhead view of a bowl of Healthy Honey Teriyaki Chicken with rice and chopsticks on a grey background.

Honey Teriyaki Chicken Recommendations:

Here are a few pantry essentials that I suggest using to make this recipe. All of these ingredients can be ordered online from Thrive Market, which is an online retailer that sells healthy, organic food at wholesale prices. I like to think of it like Amazon (online retailer) meets Costco (wholesale prices) meets Whole Foods (all wholesome, junk-free foods).

  • Avocado Oil – This is my favorite cooking oil to use for stir-frying, because it is one of the few oils with a high smoke point and neutral flavor that is actually good for you.
  • Thrive Market Cornstarch – Only use cornstarch made from organic, non-GMO corn which contains no preservatives or artificial ingredients. Alternatively, you can use arrowroot starch as a thickening agent in the sauce for this recipe.
  • San-J Tamari – I prefer using tamari rather than soy sauce, because it is gluten-free and has a richer and milder taste than regular soy sauce. This particular brand of tamari is organic, contains 100% whole soybeans, and uses unique, natural fermentation process that gives it an amazing, delectable taste.

If you’re interested in purchasing any of the above items, you’ll need to get a Thrive Market membership. However, if you’re a reader of my website, you will get an exclusive bonus when you sign up: Click here to get a free gift when you get started with Thrive Market!

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If you make this Honey Teriyaki Chicken recipe, let me know! Leave a comment with a star rating ★ below, because I love hearing from you! ♡

Honey Teriyaki Chicken (Quick and Easy Recipe!)

Overhead view of a bowl of Healthy Honey Teriyaki Chicken with rice and chopsticks on a grey background.
This Honey Teriyaki Chicken is easy, healthy, and ready in just 15 minutes! It tastes even better than takeout and is so much better for you.
Alia Kay
4.88 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4 servings
Calories 259 calories

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons tamari (gluten-free soy sauce)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • Optional toppings: thinly sliced green onions and sesame seeds

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the broth, tamari, honey, rice vinegar and cornstarch. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet or wok set over medium-high heat, heat the oil. When the oil is hot, add the chicken and cook for 3-5 minutes or until the chicken is almost cooked through.
  • Add the garlic and ginger. Cook for 1 minute further until fragrant.
  • Add the teriyaki sauce to the pan and stir to combine until the chicken is evenly coated. Continue cooking for about 3 minutes or until the sauce is bubbling and has thickened.
  • Top with green onions and sesame seeds if using. Serve warm with cooked rice, quinoa and/or vegetables.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Honey Teriyaki Chicken (Quick and Easy Recipe!)
Amount per Serving
Calories
259
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
10
g
15
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Trans Fat
 
0.01
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
6
g
Cholesterol
 
73
mg
24
%
Sodium
 
959
mg
42
%
Potassium
 
467
mg
13
%
Carbohydrates
 
16
g
5
%
Fiber
 
0.2
g
1
%
Sugar
 
13
g
14
%
Protein
 
26
g
52
%
Vitamin A
 
34
IU
1
%
Vitamin C
 
2
mg
2
%
Calcium
 
13
mg
1
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

  1. If possible, I highly recommend using organic chicken in this recipe for maximum health benefits.
  2. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to five days or in the freezer for up to three months.
Keyword Honey Teriyaki Chicken

This post was originally published on July 14, 2017. It has been updated to reflect new information and helpful content.

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10 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I love quick and easy recipes and I just KNOW my husband and stepson would LOVE this! YUM!! XOXO

    1. Hi Kelly! Thanks so much! ♡ I love quick and easy recipes too! I hope you get a chance to make this for them sometime!! 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve been looking for a good teriyaki chicken recipe and yours looks awesome. I can’t wait to try it out!!!!!

  3. 5 stars
    So, simple, so beautiful, so delicious. I’m maybe kinda sorta obsessed with this recipe– cannot wait to make this for the fam!

    1. Hi Karly! Thanks so much! ♡ I am obsessed with Teriyaki Chicken too, well actually Japanese food in general. 🙂 I’m excited for you to make it!

  4. 5 stars
    I love simple, healthy. and easy-to-make weeknight dinners! Printing the recipe so I can make it!

  5. 5 stars
    I have cooked the Honey Teriyaki Chicken following the recipe but with a little change. I have used ghee instead of avocado oil. I have compared ghee vs oil and found the high smoke point of ghee is a definite advantage of oil. Thanks for sharing the recipe.