Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

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Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

Teriyaki sauce has a variety of flavors, from sweet to spicy. You can prepare it at home from scratch using common pantry items and this simple recipe!
You should switch now if you’ve been purchasing items from stores because this is Asian inspired.

Homemade teriyaki sauce recipe

You can readily purchase teriyaki sauce from the nearby store, but did you know that you can also make it quickly and easily at home? The result is also more delicious!
It has a hint of acidity and is sweet, salty, and savory. You can use it in a variety of ways thanks to the variety of tastes it has.
You can thin it out and use it as a marinade, or you can make it thicker and use it as a dip. Use this easy recipe to enjoy it both ways. It works well for flavoring stir-fries as well as glazing meat and seafood. This variation is based on the dip that is traditionally given with grilled meat in Japan. Enjoy Japanese-inspired cuisine at home without the expense of going to the store.

What is teriyaki sauce:

It consists of a sweetener mixed with a vinegar and soy sauce mixture. It goes great with grilled meat or seafood because of the flavors.
After all, “teriyaki” combines the words “yaki,” which means broiled, with “teri,” which means glaze. This westernized variation was created by Japanese immigrants using regional components.

Try this with our Oven Baked Chicken Tenders

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes.
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings of about 1/4 cup
Calories: 123kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet


  • 1 cup water
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (reduced-sodium)
  • 2 tablespoons honey (or maple syrup)
  • 4 cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water (cold)


  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat combine 1 cup water, brown sugar, soy sauce, rice wine, honey, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes. Stir and bring to a simmer.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch with the 1/4 cup water and whisk until fully dissolved.
  • Add the cornstarch mixture to the saucepan.
  • Heat the sauce and stir until it thickens to your desired thickness. If the sauce becomes too thick, add more water, little by little, to thin it out.


Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 820mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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