Teriyaki chicken is a favorite for takeout lovers. The sweet and tangy sauce combined tender and juicy chicken is a recipe for an intoxicating meal. Luckily, you don't have to make an order at your local Japanese and pay for delivery, you can make it right at home. Follow this recipe for this classic takeout meal.

What You'll Need

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup of juice from 1 large orange
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 6-7 medium boneless skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of fat
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • Lemon Squeezer
  • Zester or grater
teriyaki chicken


  • First, peel ginger using a spoon and grate using a zester or grater.
  • Next, using a lemon squeezer, juice the orange.
  • To make the marinade, whisk together soy sauce, orange juice, honey, ginger, and sesame oil.
  • Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces and place in the teriyaki marinade. Stir and cover with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  • Then, heat oil a large skillet over medium heat. Using a slotted spoon, remove chicken and place in the skillet.
  • Cook chicken until it is golden brown and done thoroughly.
  • When the chicken cooked, turn off the heat and place chicken in a bowl.
  • Pour the remainder of the marinade in the skillet and add butter and place on medium heat.
  • Bring to a boil and stir until it thickens. Then, add chicken and combine with sauce.
  • This dish is best served with perfectly steamed rice. If you want a healthier alternative you can swap out the rice with quinoa. For further reading, view our guide for cooking flavorful quinoa.
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