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Homemade Teriyaki Sauce in Bowl with Spoon

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

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An easy homemade teriyaki sauce completely made from scratch, perfect for stir-fries like teriyaki chicken or broccoli beef + delicious as a dipping sauce or teriyaki glaze.

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Begin by mincing the fresh garlic and ginger. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the soy sauce and brown sugar.
  3. Next, add the rice vinegar, pineapple juice, garlic, and ginger.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  5. Prepare the cornstarch slurry by mixing the water and cornstarch.
  6. Add the cornstarch mixture to the teriyaki sauce.
  7. Bring to a boil once more and cook until visibly thickened.
  8. Remove from the heat.
  9. The sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.
  10. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge.


  • For a spicier variation: add sriracha, chili garlic sauce, or red chili flakes. 
  • Storage: store in the fridge for up 2 weeks.
  • Author: Kelsey Restemayer
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Japanese


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 78
  • Sugar: 15.9 g
  • Sodium: 423.4 mg
  • Fat: 0.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.7 g
  • Protein: 1.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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