Your new favorite weeknight dinner! Teriyaki Chicken is an easy dinner recipe that your whole family will love, my kids are so happy when we make this teriyaki chicken recipe!
Teriyaki chicken used to be called “mall chicken” when my kids were younger because every time we would eat in the food court, they wanted teriyaki chicken. When they found out we could make it at home, they were thrilled!
We love this recipe because it’s so incredibly simple. Serve your teriyaki chicken with a simple potato side like roasted potato wedges and some steamed or roasted broccoli. For dessert, Nutella cookies are always at the top of my list!
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Teriyaki Chicken Ingredients
- Chicken – We prefer bone-in chicken thighs with the skin for this teriyaki chicken recipe. The meat stays moist and delicious and the skin crisps beautifully at the end. If you prefer to use boneless and skinless and/or chicken breasts, the recipe will still work, but you’ll want to watch the time carefully and not overcook.
- Teriyaki Sauce – Grab a bottle of your favorite teriyaki sauce from the market. We like a thicker sauce that coats the chicken well. You can usually find it near the barbecue sauces and marinades.
- Sesame Seeds – Sesame seeds are optional but we love both the way they look and the crunch they add. You can find sesame seeds in the Asian section at Walmart.
- Green Onion – I always keep green onion in the windowsill and love to add it to dishes for both brightness of flavor and look.
How Do You Bake Chicken with Teriyaki Sauce
★ First add chicken to a roasting pan in a single layer.
★ Next pour teriyaki sauce over chicken, and lift each piece of chicken to make sure sauce is on all sides.
★ Then bake until cooked through, turning on the broiler at the end for 2 – 3 minutes to brown and crisp skin.
★ Finally garnish with sesame seeds and green onion.
What to Serve with Teriyaki Chicken
- Fried Rice
- Roasted Broccoli
- Roasted Brussel Sprouts
- Cauliflower Rice
- Stir Fry Noodles with Vegetables
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- Easy egg roll in a bowl recipe
- Instant pot honey garlic chicken
- Sheet pan peanut butter chicken
- See all our Asian dinner ideas
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Teriyaki Chicken Making Tools
- Roasting pan – You’ll want a good deep roasting pan with high sides so the teriyaki sauce and juices from cooked chicken don’t spill over the sides and make a mess or burn you. I have one with handles on the sides that I love.
- Tongs – Tongs are perfect for giving the chicken a turn in the sauce before broiling. You want to be able to turn them easily without burning yourself. Tongs are also great for serving the dish.
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How to Make Teriyaki Chicken
- 8 chicken thighs - with bone and skin
- 1 bottle teriyaki sauce approximately 20 ounces
- sesame seeds optional
- green onion optional
- Place chicken thighs in single layer, skin side up, into a 9 x 11 roasting pan.
- Cover with teriyaki sauce, lifting each to make sure sauce is on all sides.
- Bake on middle rack of oven at 350 degrees uncovered for 50 minutes, or until chicken reaches safe internal temperature. Using tongs, turn 360 degrees once, to recoat tops of chicken with sauce.
- If using a broiler safe dish, turn on broiler for 2 - 3 minutes to brown and crisp skin. (Watch carefully to avoid burning).
- Garnish with sesame seeds and green onion and pair with perfectly browned McCain Smiles.
Need more chicken? Try these stuffed chicken breasts or our chicken parmesan sandwiches!
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What does chicken teriyaki taste like?
Chicken teriyaki is a wonderful mix of sweet and salty with an underlying umami flavor. Similar to honey mixed with soy sauce, but more complex in nature.
Does teriyaki sauce contain gluten?
Teriyaki sauce is typically gluten free, but make sure to check your bottle to confirm.
How can I thicken my teriyaki sauce?
Heat up the sauce to simmer in a skillet and stir in a cornstarch slurry (1 TBS cornstarch & 1 TBS water). Stir until thickened.
This was originally a sponsored conversation written on behalf of McCain Foods USA, Inc. ©. Opinions and text are mine.
McCain Smiles at Walmart
We picked up McCain Smiles at Walmart. They are available at both Walmart and Walmart Neighborhood Markets in the potato section of the frozen food aisle.
McCain also has several other frozen products available such as Extra Crispy Crinkle Fries, Seasoned Curly Fries, and Craft Beer Battered Thin Cut Fries. We love these for dinner, parties, and afternoon snacks!
those potato shapes are SOO fun! My kids would love those and my husband would think that Chicken is amazing! thanks for the yummy recipe.
Kelly Dixon says
This looks so tasty! Must try…
Rachael Yerkes says
We are obsessed with McCain Smiles, and this looks like such a tasty dinner. Thanks for sharing.
Yum! This looks so tasty! I will be making it for my husband.
I love those little potato smiles and that Teriyaki Chicken looks great.
YUM on everything!! Delicious!
Tayler Ross says
This chicken looks to die for! So flavorful and delicious!
Mall chicken! I love it. It looks like an amazing chicken to me and who wouldn’t love eating those little smiley faces. What a great way to make a meal fun.
You neglected to give the oven temperature.
350 degrees! sorry, fixed! I was making edits earlier, I probably bumped it 🙂 Thanks for catching that!