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A bowl with rice, teriyaki chicken, and broccoli.
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4.28 from 11 votes

Baked Chicken Teriyaki

A homemade teriyaki sauce and simple baking method creates incredibly moist and tender Baked Chicken Teriyaki. Serve with rice and veggies for a wholesome and complete meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 to 6
Calories: 306kcal


  • 9 skinless chicken pieces I used bone-in thighs and boneless breasts
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Teriyaki Sauce

  • cup lite soy sauce or tamari for gluten-free
  • cup mirin sweet rice wine
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated or minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

For Garnish

  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 3 or 4 green onions thinly sliced


  • Preheat oven to 400 F degrees. Line a 13- x 9-inch baking dish with aluminum foil and coat the foil with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Whisk together all of the Teriyaki Sauce ingredients, through garlic, in a medium saucepan. Place over MEDIUM-HIGH heat. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk the cornstarch and water until dissolved and then add the mixture to the pan. Bring just to the boiling point then reduce heat to MEDIUM-LOW and cook for several minutes, stirring, until slightly thickened. Remove from heat.
  • Place chicken pieces in the prepared dish and season to taste with salt and fresh ground pepper. Spoon about ⅓ of the teriyaki sauce over the chicken, being sure to coat each piece. Reserve remaining sauce. Cover dish with foil and cook in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove foil and drizzle remaining sauce over the chicken. Bake, uncovered, for an additional 20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Remove from oven and garnish with sesame seeds and green onions.
  • Serve with rice and vegetables of your choice.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 896mg | Potassium: 443mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 128IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg