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Small white bowl filled with thickened teriyaki sauce and sprinkled with white sesame seeds.
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Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

This Teriyaki Sauce Recipe is so easy to make and tastes a million times better than anything you'll get at the store. Made with simple ingredients like soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, honey, and brown sugar, learn How to Make Teriyaki Sauce at home in less than 15 minutes and use on all your favorite recipes including this easy baked teriyaki chicken recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 2 cups (approximately)
Calories: 545kcal



  • In a medium saucepan, whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, apple cider vinegar, grated ginger, sesame oil, garlic, and water over medium heat. Bring it just to a simmer.
  • Immediately reduce heat to low. Allow mixture to simmer for 3-4 minutes, stirring often.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together 3 tablespoons of cornstarch with 4 tablespoons cold water. Add to the soy sauce mixture, whisking continuously until the sauce starts to thicken.
  • Remove from heat and garnish with 1-2 teaspoons sesame seeds, if desired. Use immediately or allow the sauce to cool to room temperature before storing it in the refrigerator for later use.


  • If you prefer not to thicken your sauce, simply omit the cornstarch. 
  • Keep leftover teriyaki sauce stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


Calories: 545kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 8123mg | Potassium: 405mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 73g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 4mg
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