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Learn how to make a homemade teriyaki sauce for all your Asian dishes.
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Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

Make your own homemade Teriyaki Sauce with this easy and healthy recipe. Use this sweet and tangy sauce in stir-fries or marinades for chicken, beef, shrimp, or veggies.

Course Dinner, lunch, marinade, sauce
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 53 kcal


  • cup soy sauce gluten-free, or Tamari sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar brown or coconut sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. honey or pure maple syrup
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp. ginger paste or minced ginger
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil toasted
  • 1 tsp. Sriracha sauce optional
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch or tapioca starch
  • ¾ cup + 2 Tbsp. water divided


  1. Add all of the ingredients except for the starch and 2 tablespoons of water to a medium-sized saucepan over high heat.

  2. Bring sauce to a boil and then reduce heat to low. Simmer for 1-2 minutes or until sugar begins to dissolve.

  3. Make a starch slurry by whisking together starch and water in a small bowl until smooth. Add starch slurry to the saucepan.

  4. Whisk sauce for 2-3 minutes over low heat until it is thickened to your desired consistency. (Sauce will thicken even more once it cools.)

  5. Use teriyaki sauce on chicken, salmon, or in some beef teriyaki foil packets.

Recipe Notes

  • This recipe yields 1 cup of teriyaki sauce.
  • Two tablespoons equals one serving size.
  • To Store: This sauce can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 53 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 557mg24%
Potassium 20mg1%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.