Whether you love Asian-style dishes or just need a tasty sauce for dipping, this homemade teriyaki sauce is fast to make and easy to adjust to your tastes.

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Homemade Teriyaki Sauce! Whether you love Asian-style dishes or just need a tasty sauce for dipping, this homemade teriyaki sauce is fast to make and easy to adjust to your tastes. | HomemadeHooplah.com

About Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

Whenever you’re looking to pack a lot of flavor in an easy package, nothing beats homemade teriyaki sauce. From tasty meat marinades to a fast and easy dipping sauce, this sauce is a one-size-fits-all for dinners, parties, or snacks.

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce! Whether you love Asian-style dishes or just need a tasty sauce for dipping, this homemade teriyaki sauce is fast to make and easy to adjust to your tastes. | HomemadeHooplah.com

What’s in teriyaki sauce

For as much flavor as teriyaki sauce packs, the ingredient list is actually very simple:

  • Water
  • Soy Sauce
  • Light brown sugar (or dark brown, if you prefer a sweeter taste).
  • Honey
  • Ground ginger
  • Garlic powder
  • Cornstarch

How to thicken teriyaki sauce

To thicken any sauce, the easiest way is to heat the sauce up to boiling and add a small amount of “slurry” (a mixture of cornstarch + water).

  • Measure out the sauce in increments of one cup (one cup, one cup, etc), then bring the sauce to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • While sauce comes to a boil, add one tablespoon of cornstarch and one tablespoon of cold water to a small bowl, then mix together until cornstarch is dissolved.
  • While whisking sauce, slowly pour in a little bit of the slurry (1/3 or so), then let the sauce come to a boil again. Check the thickness to see if it’s to your liking. If the sauce is still too thin, repeat the step of adding slurry, coming to a boil, and checking the thickness.

How to thin teriyaki sauce

The easiest way to thin teriyaki sauce is to add a little bit of warm water.

For every one cup of teriyaki sauce, try whisking in half a teaspoon of liquid. Keep adding as needed until desired consistency is reached.

How long is teriyaki sauce good for?

Once cooled and stored in the refrigerator, homemade teriyaki will be good for three to five days.

Can you freeze teriyaki sauce?

Yes, teriyaki sauce can be frozen.

Let the sauce cool to room temperature, then store in a freezer-safe container of your choosing.

Teriyaki sauce can be frozen for two to three months.

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How to make teriyaki sauce

This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.

Step 1 – In a small saucepan, cook and whisk one cup of water with the soy sauce, brown sugar, ground ginger, and garlic powder.

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Step 1 - Add water. Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Step 1 - Add soy sauce. Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Step 1 - Add brown sugar. Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Step 1 - Add honey. Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Step 1 - Add ground ginger. Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Step 1 - Add garlic powder. Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Step 1 - Whisk well. Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Step 1 - Whisk well.

Step 2 – While the sauce comes to a boil, whip up some slurry by whisking the water and cornstarch together.

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Step 2 - Add water. Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Step 2 - Add cornstarch. Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Step 2 - Mix well. Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Step 2 - Mix well.

Step 3 – Once the saucepan is boiling, pour in the slurry. Whisk and cook the sauce until it’s thick enough to your liking (it should easily coat the back of a spoon).

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Step 3 - Add slurry to saucepan. Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Step 3 - Add slurry to saucepan. Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Step 3 - Cook and whisk. Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Step 3 - Cook and whisk.

Step 4 – Serve and enjoy!

How to make teriyaki sauce from scratch.

Recipe Details

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce! Whether you love Asian-style dishes or just need a tasty sauce for dipping, this homemade teriyaki sauce is fast to make and easy to adjust to your tastes. | HomemadeHooplah.com
4.56 from 9 votes

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

15 mins cook
438 kcal
Yields: 1 cup
Whether you love Asian-style dishes or just need a tasty sauce for dipping, this homemade teriyaki sauce is fast to make and easy to adjust to your tastes.

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add 1 cup water, soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, ground ginger, and garlic powder. Let mixture come to a boil, whisking frequently.
  • While sauce comes to a boil, create a slurry by adding remaining 1/4 cup water and cornstarch to a small bowl, then whisking until cornstarch is dissolved.
  • Pour the slurry in the saucepan, then bring the sauce back to a boil, whisking frequently. Once boiling, cook for 1-2 minutes or until desired thickness is reached. For best results, sauce should easily coat the back of a spoon.
  • Use teriyaki sauce immediately as a sauce, glaze, or dip.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 108g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3274mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 89g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 2mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I'm not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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5 comments

    • Lisa
    • 5 stars

    I just made this and I love it so simple and easy to make and taste delicious!

    • Jen
    • 5 stars

    I made this in a pinch because I forgot to buy teriyaki sauce from the store. It was PERFECT! The right amount of sweet and tang. And so so easy to throw together. I’ll definitely be adding this to my list of regulars. Thank you!

    • Princess

    Do you glaze the chicken then bake or pour sauce over already baked chicken?

    • Amber Dover

    How long does it keep for?

    • Lisa

    Nice Recipe but a bit too sweet, would either cut the brown sugar in half and the same with the honey