Easy Teriyaki Chicken Breasts

Easy Teriyaki Chicken Breasts

Prep Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Easy and delicious, this dinner is easily cooked up on one pan in the oven. A great weeknight dinner! Be sure to allow some time to marinate the chicken ahead of cooking. 
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  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger minced
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp pineapple juice

To prepare:

  • 3 skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp water


  • In a small saucepan, combine all the sauce ingredients. Bring to boil over high heat, then reduce heat to low and stir until sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Mix in 1/2 cup water.
  • Place chicken in a sealable plastic bag. Add soy sauce mixture, seal bag and turn to coat chicken. Refrigerate and marinate as long as you can, up to over-night (*try for at least 1 hour, 4-6 hours is better, 8-10 hours is best).
  • Remove chicken and set aside. Pour marinade mixture into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to low. Mix cornstarch with water and add to saucepan. Stir until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • For baking chicken: Preheat oven to 400 F. Arrange chicken on baking sheet. Brush top of chicken lightly with sauce. Add other vegetables etc in a single layer on the baking sheet as well, if desired. Bake in preheated oven, turning once, until chicken is cooked through, about 20-25 minutes (165F. when tested with an instant read thermometer).
  • For broiling chicken: Preheat a broiler (6-8 minutes per side/6 inches from heat). Very lightly brush chicken pieces on all sides with sauce, and broil or grill about 3 minutes per side. Test chicken for done-ness. It should be 165F. internal temperature with an instant read thermometer.
  • Allow chicken to rest a few minutes, then slice. Serve drizzled with warm sauce. Garnish with sesame seeds, if desired.


Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 2293mg | Potassium: 512mg | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 2.8mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1.3mg