The Best Teriyaki Sauce Recipe Ever

I discovered this Teriyaki Sauce Recipe about 18 years ago when I was trying to experiment with more recipes and food ideas to please the hubby and the picky kids.

The first time I made it I seriously considered bottling it and trying to market it. It’s THAT good!  I called the neighbor over and made her taste it to ensure my taste buds were working properly. She demanded the recipe and stayed for dinner that night. Good thing I always cook for an army!

How to Make This Teriyaki Sauce 

You will not be disappointed if you decide to try this sauce. It’s so versatile and can be used on any type of meat, poultry, or even shrimp. Once you make this teriyaki sauce recipe, you will never buy the watered-down, overly salty teriyaki sauce in a bottle again.

teriyaki sauce recipe ingredients

Ingredients for Teriyaki Sauce

  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon cold water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Directions for Teriyaki Sauce

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan.

Using a whisk, give it a stir. Be sure to scrape the bottom so all of the cornstarch and sugar aren’t sticking. mix it well with your whisk.

Bring to a low boil. Continue to boil until the sauce thickens. This happens kind of fast once it reaches a boil. So stir it constantly so it does not burn.

Remove from heat and let it cool.

If you wish to use this as a marinade, add the juice of half a lemon. (acid helps break down the fats in your meat)

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5 from 11 votes

The Best Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

Easy and delicious. Simple to make. You'll never buy teriyaki sauce again!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: best teriyaki sauce, teriyaki sauce, teriyaki sauce recipe
Servings: 26 servings
Calories: 19kcal
Author: Daily DIY Life

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tbsp water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients in a medium saucepan. Using a whisk, give it a stir. Be sure to scrape the bottom so all of the corn starch and sugar aren't sticking. mix it well with your whisk.
  • Bring to a low boil. Continue to boil until the sauce thickens. This happens kind of fast once it reaches a boil. So stir it constantly.
  • Remove from heat and let it cool.
  • If you wish to use this as a marinade, add the juice of half a lemon. (acid helps break down the fats in your meat)

Nutrition

Serving: 1tbsp | Calories: 19kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 0.02g | Saturated Fat: 0.002g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.003g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.001g | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 0.05g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 0.1IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Best Ways to Use Teriyaki Sauce

Teriyaki Beef

Cut thin strips of London broil or your favorite cut of beef. Marinade for 1 hour to overnight covered in teriyaki sauce. Soak wooden skewers for 20 – 30 minutes in water (so they don’t burn), and skewer the meat strips onto the skewers. Grill or bake your beef skewers to the desired doneness. They don’t take long to cook if your meat is cut thin.
Perfect! Just like the Chinese restaurant!

teriyaki sauce recipe on chicken

Teriyaki Chicken

Spray a baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. place boneless skinless breasts (or your favorite cut of chicken) in the pan in a single layer. brush on one coat of your sauce. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 10 minutes. Add another layer of sauce. I do this 3 to 4 times, depending on how thick the meat is (every 10 minutes)
Delicious! Serve with rice or noodles for a sweet & tangy dinner!

Teriyaki Shrimp

Saute your shrimp in butter just until pink. add in your teriyaki sauce and serve over rice. Try adding in some steamed veggies for a complete meal. Wonderful every time!!

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Beef Jerky

We tried something new with this sauce for the first time tonight! ….. BEEF JERKY!!  In the NuWave oven. We marinated the thin strips of beef in the teriyaki sauce for about an hour. Then we cooked the beef strips in our Nuwave oven on power level 3 for 2 1/2 hours. Flipping them over halfway through. They were amazing!

My 15-year-old left us a note while hubby and I were at the store. 1 piece for mom, 1 piece for dad, 1 piece for the 13-year-old. and the rest of the container for him. Haha ..I don’t think he really liked it .. do you?

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