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Easy Teriyaki Chicken

Hello Loaves and Dishes crowd! It’s me – Sarah Uselton – you might have heard my mom announcing LOUD AND CLEAR that I am going to be doing some guest contributing here at Loaves and Dishes. I am really super excited about this – my mom has told me a lot of nice things about you all and I can’t wait to cook for you! Lol.


Sarah Uselton

Sarah Uselton

Anyway, my focus here will be on budget meals for the young adult – because that is who I am and what I need myself these days. As I said in my bio, I have had the opportunity to work in some of the finest kitchens in Western North Carolina during the past 4 years. I have experience working in one of the most awesome farm to table fine dining establishments found anywhere as well as in the kitchen of an exclusive dining room at a large casino. I am ALL ABOUT farm fresh, organic and natural foods but in my world – budget has to come first.

The foods you find on my pages will be delicious – I promise you that. I also promise, they will be friendly to your wallet.


Just so you know – I am taking photos of my food with an iphone5c.


Now lets get busy cooking and creating in the kitchen! My first Loaves and Dishes recipe is for Easy Teriyaki Chicken. A lot of people my age love Japanese food and it is SO easy to fix at home. There really is no need to go out and spend $10 on teriyaki chicken at your local Japanese place. For less than $10 you can fix this same dish at home and feed several people!


Stun your friends and try my recipe!

Serving suggestions:  Serve with rice and a green salad or perhaps steamed broccoli!

You MUST make some of my mom’s Shrimp Sauce Yum Yum Sauce to go with this recipe! You simply MUST! Its delicious and will give you the “real Japanese food” experience! Get the recipe HERE.

Easy Teriyaki Chicken 2

Easy Teriyaki Chicken 2

Teriyaki chicken with sesame seeds and chives on top

Easy Teriyaki Chicken

This easy teriyaki chicken recipe is easy and delicious!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: main
Keyword: teriyaki chicken
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Loaves and Dishes


  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 tsp water
  • 1 Tbs cornstarch
  • ½ Cup Soy Sauce
  • ¼ Cup Water
  • 2 Tbs Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tbs plus 1 tsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp Garlic - minced
  • 1 ½ tsp powdered Ginger
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 4-5 chives for garnish


  • Prepare chicken breasts by sprinkling with salt and pepper.
  • Heat Olive Oil in skillet over medium heat on stovetop. When pan is hot – add chicken breasts one at a time to gently sear. Cook on each side for 3-4 minutes. Turn and cook 3-4 minutes. Cook until juices run clear.
  • Mix the 1 1/2 tsp water and cornstarch together in a small bowl. Mix well and set aside.
  • Mix soy sauce, water, vinegar, brown sugar, garlic and ginger in a saucepan and heat over medium heat until it starts to simmer.
  • Add the water/cornstarch mixture to the sauce pan. Turn the heat off and stir constantly until it thickens.
  • When chicken is done, serve and pour sauce over the top. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and chives.


simple with sauce


Nutrition Facts
Easy Teriyaki Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Friday 2nd of February 2018


Marcia Rethwilm

Wednesday 17th of December 2014

Thanks for sharing your favorite with us! It looks delish and easy. Will need to make this for my nephew Kyle, who also loves teryiaki chicken.


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