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Teriyaki Sauce

Sweet and sticky homemade teriyaki sauce is one of our go-to sauces for marinades and stir fry recipes. Homemade teriyaki tastes so much better than store bought and you can make it with easy ingredients! This simple little sauce is full of flavor.

teriyaki sauce in a jar

Teriyaki sauce is such a delicious simple recipe to make at home.

This sauce is great for marinades or any of your favorite homemade stir fry recipes like Teriyaki Noodles and Teriyaki Tofu.

It’s perfect for making tasty takeout style recipes at home just like our stir fry sauce, and orange sauce recipes.

Making your own teriyaki sauce is quick, easy, and so flavorful!

teriyaki sauce being poured onto ramen noodles

What is teriyaki sauce made of?

Make teriyaki sauce with a combination of soy sauce, water, sugar, and ginger.

For this recipe, we use orange juice along with fresh garlic and minced ginger to really make the flavor pop.

I do not recommend using garlic powder or powdered ginger because the flavor is not the same.

The fresh ingredients are what really give it the great flavor!

This sauce is far better than anything you can buy in the store.

5 glass bowls filled with orange juice, garlic, ginger, brown sugar, and soy sauce

How to make homemade teriyaki sauce

This sauce comes together in less than 15 minutes making it perfect for a quick dinner or marinade!

It is so simple to throw together and made with only 8 ingredients.

Step 1: In a sauce pan, combine the soy sauce, orange juice, water, brown sugar, fresh ginger, and minced garlic.

Step 2: Heat the sauce until the brown sugar dissolves, around 5 minutes.

teriyaki sauce in a mason jar

How do You thicken Teriyaki Sauce?

Step 3: In a bowl, mix together the corn starch and cold water to make the slurry.

This is what helps get the sauce to the desired thickness.

It make the sauce that perfect sticky thick texture just like a store bought sauce.

Your sauce will start out thin.

The slurry will thicken it up quickly!

Step 4: Add the corn starch slurry to the teriyaki sauce and whisk or stir for 3 – 5 minutes, as the sauce thickens.

a wooden spoon being dipped in sauce

Once the teriyaki sauce is finished, use it as marinade or pour it on your favorite stir fry recipe.

Recipe Substitutions

You can use pineapple juice in place of orange juice in this recipe for a fun twist!

To make this sauce gluten free, substitute gluten free soy sauce or tamari for the regular soy sauce.

The only thing I do not recommend is to use powdered garlic or ginger like I said previously.

That fresh minced ginger and garlic is what gives the sauce that authentic flavor!

teriyaki sauce in a jar

This sauce is so delicious and really so quick to throw together.

If you have never made teriyaki before, you will really be surprised at how simple it is!

Your family will love this sauce.

grabbing a serving of teriyaki noodles

I love mine poured over teriyaki noodles or for homemade teriyaki tofu.

It really is very versatile and would be lovely in just about any stir fry recipe.

teriyaki tofu over white rice in a bowl

This sauce can easily be made ahead and used for dinner later that day.

Just make the recipe, and place in a mason jar with a lid to seal it.

Pop it in the fridge and use it when you are ready!

teriyaki sauce from an overhead view

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Yield: 6 servings

Teriyaki Sauce

teriyaki sauce in a jar

This sticky and sweet homemade teriyaki sauce is easy to make. The perfect sauce for marinades and stir fry recipes!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger

For the corn starch slurry

  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Instructions

  1. Add soy sauce, orange juice, 1/4 cup water, brown sugar, rice vinegar, minced garlic, and minced ginger to a sauce pan
  2. Heat over medium for around 5 minutes, until brown sugar dissolves
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the corn starch slurry
  4. Add the slurry to the sauce, and continue to cook an additional 3 - 5 minutes, whisking or stirring often, until thick
  5. Use this teriyaki sauce for marinades or any stir fry recipe!

Notes

To make this teriyaki sauce gluten free


To make this gluten free, use a gluten free soy sauce or tamari

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 68Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 775mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g

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Mojoblogs

Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

It looks so easy to make. I can't wait to make my own teriyaki sauce. Thank you for sharing this recipe! :)

Joy Shull

Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

It really is so easy! Enjoy :)

Kim

Wednesday 3rd of February 2021

Hi, I’m wondering how long it would stay good for in the fridge? I made it for a one serving meal, and I’d hate to wage the rest if I don’t have to. Thanks for the recipe!

Joy Shull

Wednesday 3rd of February 2021

I would suggest using leftovers within 3-5 days. Enjoy!

MJ

Sunday 31st of January 2021

It is important to add rice vinegar??

Joy Shull

Monday 1st of February 2021

It helps cut the sweetness of the sauce and give it that authentic taste.

Marty

Wednesday 20th of January 2021

Very good teriyaki! Thanks!!

Joy Shull

Thursday 21st of January 2021

So glad you enjoyed the recipe!

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