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 delicious and adorable McCain® Smiles® 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.
What to Eat with Teriyaki Chicken
We paired our teriyaki chicken with a healthy green vegetable (steamed broccoli) and a filling starch (McCain® Smiles®). The McCain Smiles were such a huge hit with my kids, but what I didn’t expect was for my husband and me to love them so much as well! We have five kids so I made two batches and the first batch was gone before I took the second out of the oven!
McCain Smiles Regular Mashed Potato Shapes are fun mashed potato shapes that will make any kid smile. They contain no artificial flavors and are made with real potatoes. They’re crunchy on the outside and deliciously soft on the inside. McCain Smiles go great with any of our chicken recipes!
McCain Smiles at Walmart
We picked up our 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!
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
- McCain Smiles Crispy Mashed Potatoes
- Fried Rice
- Roasted Broccoli
- Roasted Brussel Sprouts
- Cauliflower Rice
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.
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
- SIDE: McCain Smiles Cook according to package directions
- 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!