Grilled Teriyaki Chicken is the perfect quick and easy weeknight grilling recipe! These Teriyaki Chicken Breasts start in an easy homemade teriyaki marinade and then are grilled. The result is tender, juicy grilled chicken breasts with tons of flavor. Make this for an easy weeknight meal tonight!
We love to pair our Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Breasts with our favorite Baked Potatoes made on the grill. If you are making these during the summer when fresh vegetables are at their peak don’t forget the Grilled Corn Salad on the side!
Grilled Chicken Teriyaki Perfect for Dinner!
If you’re craving a super simple dinner that won’t take a ton of work, this is the grilled chicken recipe for you. Packed full of taste and flavor, it really doesn’t get that much more simple than this.
Every bite has that wonderful grilled teriyaki flavor that is certain to steal the show.
I love popping my chicken into this easy marinade in the morning and then coming home and throwing the marinaded chicken on the grill. In about 15 minutes I have a delicious main dish hot off the grill.
Easy weeknight meals off the grill during the summer come in so handy. Especially when the kids are outside playing!
Make it a meal on the grill and check out these easy side dish recipes that you can prepare right along with you teriyaki chicken!
What ingredients do I need for Grilled Teriyaki Chicken?
If you’d rather skip my (very helpful, I think) tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to this delicious easy Teriyaki Chicken recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
- Soy sauce
- Brown sugar
- Worcestershire sauce
- Onion Flake
- Minced Garlic
- Powdered Ginger
- Chicken breasts
How do I grill Teriyaki Chicken?
Prepare Teriyaki Marinade -All you need to do is whisk together all the ingredients in a bowl until the sugar is dissolved.
Marinade Chicken Breasts – Place the chicken breasts in a sealable bag and pour the marinade on top. Let set for at least 2 hours.
Grill Chicken – Grill the chicken at 425 degrees for at least 7-10 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
It’s doesn’t get easier than that! Anyone can throw this recipe on the grill!
You’ll notice that as you grill, the marinade will start to caramelize a bit due to the added brown sugar.
Quick Tips and Tricks for Teriyaki Chicken!
Here are some frequently asked questions about grilling Teriyaki Chicken! If you have additional questions please comment below and we will do our best to answer them!
What should the internal temperature of grilled chicken be?
Use an instant read meat thermometer and always double-check the internal temperature of the chicken to see if it’s done. To be able to pull it and serve, the internal temperature needs to be at least 165 degrees.
Make sure you don’t grill it past that 165 degree F mark or you will be left with dry, chewy chicken breasts and no one wants over cooked chicken!
Can I use leftover marinade?
I wouldn’t chance it. Since you mixed it with raw chicken, whatever you don’t use, you’ll want to toss. No chance of worrying about contamination this way.
If you’d like to baste your chicken while grilling remove about 1/2 c. before putting the chicken in the marinade!
How should I store leftover grilled chicken?
Simple add it in a seal-able bag or container and place it in the fridge. It should stay good for the next 48 hours without issue.
What can I do with leftover Teriyaki Chicken?
So many things! You can use it as a stir fry with veggies or add it to the top of your favorite salad. Or, if you like leftovers, just heat it up and eat it as is.
When it comes to eating and dealing with leftover chicken, the options are truly endless.
What should I serve with Grilled Teriyaki Chicken?
- Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges
- Grilled Asparagus
- Grilled Sweet Potatoes
- Grilled Green Beans Foil Packet
- Grilled Zucchini and Yellow Squash
More Grilled Chicken recipes!
- BBQ Chicken on the Grill
- Caesar Grilled Chicken Breasts
- Teriyaki Chicken and Sausage Kabobs
- Taco Lime Grilled Chicken Breasts
- Sticky Asian Grilled Chicken
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- 1 c. low sodium soy sauce
- 1 c. water
- 1 c. brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 Tbsp dried onion flakes
- 2 Tbsp minced garlic
- ½ tsp powdered ginger
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
- In a small bowl whisk all the ingredients until sugar is dissolved.
- Place chicken breasts resealable gallon bag. Pour marinade over the top. Seal and marinate for at least 2 hours.
- Grill chicken at 425ºF for 7-10 minutes on each side or until the chicken reaches 165º F on the inside.