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Chicken Teriyaki

Updated on April 3, 2011

Easy Chicken Teriyaki

If you are into Japanese food, then this is a great tasting and easy to make recipe that your family will enjoy. It serves a family of four. I have had this recipe for years. The serving sizes are a little small for my family. It is usually doubled. You can be the judge.

Often I will substitute the celery for green or red peppers sliced diagonally.

Chicken Teriyaki


3/4 cup soy sauce

1/4 vinegar

1 teaspoon garlic powder

2 teaspoons sugar

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 1/2 pound boned chicken breasts and thighs

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

2 cups diagonally sliced celery

16 ounces frozen stir-fry vegetables, thawed, drained


Blend soy sauce, vinegar, garlic powder, sugar and ginger in a large bowl. Cut chicken into thin strips about 2 inches long. Place in bowl. Toss chicken until coasted with marinade. Marinate in for 10 minutes in refrigerator.

Drain chicken and discard marinade. Heat vegetable oil in a wok or large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Stir-fry chicken for 7 minutes or until cooked through and lightly browned. Add celery and vegetables. Stir-fry for 3 minutes. Serve immediately with cooked rice or Chinese noodles.

Serves 4

Frozen vegetables can be replaced with any fresh vegetables. For example, green peppers, baby corn, and carrots. Often I will substitute the frozen vegetables and add the Teriyaki Zucchini and Onion recipe below. Many times the zucchini and onion recipe are the main course.

Chicken Teriyaki

Chicken Teriyaki with peppers and the Zucchini and Onion recipe
Chicken Teriyaki with peppers and the Zucchini and Onion recipe

Teriyaki Zucchini and Onion


2 medium zucchini (cucumber size) cut into strips

1 small onion sliced and separated into rings

2 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup teriyaki sauce

1/8 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds


In a large skillet, sauté zucchini and onion in butter for 7-8 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Stir in the teriyaki sauce and pepper. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Serves 4

Nutrition Facts: 64 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 362 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Note: Many of your probably already know this, but for those that don't...when cutting the zucchini into strips, core and discard the seeds.

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If you would like to make Zucchini Bread, here is a site with an easy recipe. Easy Zucchini Bread

Below is a video of a different version of Chicken Teriyaki.

Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry

What Qualifies Me As a Cook

I love to cook. I have been cooking since I was young. I am one of those cooks who often create her own recipe without even writing it down. This irritates people who would like a copy of one of my homemade recipes. Then I have to think the steps through. This is what I did when I wrote about my Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup on Squidoo. I gave away my secret ingredient. You can look me up there under sandyspider. My soup recipe was published in a recipe book, along with some other special cooks on Squidoo.

If you get a chance to try any recipe that I write about, let me know what you think about it. Bon Appetite.

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      Sandy Mertens 4 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      One of my favorites. Thanks for the visit here.

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      molometer 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great recipe Sandy and so easy to make.

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      Susan 5 years ago from India

      Wow. This looks very delicious.

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      Jobs Etc 6 years ago

      The recipe sounds good; I will mark this one.

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Springboard, let me know how it turns out for you.

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      Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

      I am definitely going to have to put this one to task. I love chicken teriyaki as it is, and my recipe is a little different—but I like the ginger added. Nice touch.

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      boxxies 6 years ago

      Love this stuff with teriyaki.


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      Mary Beth Granger 6 years ago

      This sounds really good. I will have to try it.

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      katrinasui 7 years ago

      Its sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing such a nice recipe.

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Thanks everyone for your comments.

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      Tony McGregor 7 years ago from South Africa

      I too love chicken teriyaki. I usually substitute the vinegar with a red wine or semi-sweet sherry though.

      Thanks for sharing this one.

      Love and peace


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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      I do enjoy a good chicken teriyaki.

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      ugina 8 years ago

      i love your delicious recipes, specially this one. Yummy. i have become your fan. Thanks for the great recipes.

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      Holle Abee 8 years ago from Georgia

      I tried this, and it was great! I did leave out the celery, however.

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      Maria Teresa Rodriguez - Laurente 8 years ago from San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

      This is good food; veges and all. Thank you for sharing this recipe. More power to you.

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      AndyPo 8 years ago

      I shall try this. Sounds great

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      Holle Abee 8 years ago from Georgia

      I LOVE teriyaki! these sound awesome - thanks!

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I like chicken teriyaki so much. I think you have different recipes and looks so delicious.Hmmmm...Yummy. Do you have more for me?

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      jacobkuttyta 8 years ago from Delhi, India

      Nice hub. want to eat something now.

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      chandanakumarct 8 years ago from Bangalore

      Sounds very good.

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Queen of Lint, let me know what your variation is. That is the great thing about making this.

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      Queen of the Lint 8 years ago from The Laundry Room

      I've got a variation of this, but I'm going to add your ingredients next time I prepare it!

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      Shadesbreath 8 years ago from California

      Always seems so easy until I try to do stuff like this and then the food tastes like ass and NEVER looks like it's supposed to. Is there an equivalent term for the gardener's "green thumb" that applies to cooks? Like, "Golden Brown and Sizzling Succulently Thumb?" If there is, I don't have it. :)

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      Christine Mulberry 8 years ago

      This does sound simple but tasty. We love teriyaki at my house so this should be perfect.

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      Patty Inglish 8 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Wow! - These are simple recipes thatlook and sound delcious. I'm bookmarking this Hub and adding it to my Recipe Box at home as well.

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      debnet 8 years ago

      Yum! Sounds great!

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      LondonGirl 8 years ago from London

      add me to the teriyaki fan club! Great dinner (-:

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      Gary Anderson 8 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      I love teriyaki. Looks like a lot of other people do as well.

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      Heartaday 8 years ago

      If it's anything like your chicken noodle soup recipe, it's going to be great!

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      Mohideen Basha 8 years ago from TRICHY, TAMIL NADU, INDIA.

      going to try this recipe.

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      Sylviane 8 years ago

      Hum sounds delicious!