Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

This teriyaki chicken marinade is a summer favorite in our house! So easy and it really makes juicy, flavorful chicken!

teriyaki grilled chicken recipe

Curious to know…are you a hardcore griller or not so much? 

By ‘hardcore’ I mean, are you out in the snow grilling up chicken all year long or do you save it for nice weather? 

I totally admit that we save the grill for decent weather. I might grill out when it’s chilly, but if there is snow on the ground? Heck no. Not happening.


Which means that when warm weather rolls around, I am READY. TO. GO. Bring on the grilling!

This teriyaki chicken marinade is a favorite in our house. It is super easy for me to mix up and then the chicken soaks up so much flavor and comes out so juicy and perfect every time.

Grilled teriyaki chicken for the win!

grilled teriyaki chicken

How to make teriyaki chicken: 

For this easy teriyaki chicken recipe, you’ll want to whisk together soy sauce, water, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger, and onion powder.

Basic ingredients that any well-stocked kitchen should have!

easy teriyaki chicken marinade 

You can also whisk in some red pepper flakes or sriracha, if you want to give this a little kick. My kiddos prefer the teriyaki chicken marinade without the heat though. 

Pour the marinade over some chicken breasts or thighs and let that sit for a couple of hours in the fridge.

Heat the grill, pop on the chicken, and boom. Grilled teriyaki chicken for dinner!

how to make teriyaki chicken on a grill

More summer recipes below! 

Watermelon Mint Salad: So refreshing and really easy!

Balsamic Chicken: So much flavor in this juicy grilled chicken!

Pineapple Coleslaw: Pineapple adds a great flavor to this slaw. 

Cucumber Salad: One of my favorite summer side dishes!

grilled teriyaki chicken

5 from 4 votes

Teriyaki Grilled Chicken

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Servings: 6
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: easy chicken recipes, grilling recipes, summer recipes
Calories: 281 kcal

We eat this teriyaki chicken all summer long! It's so easy to toss on the grill for a simple summer dinner.


  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons white distilled vinegar
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2-3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs


  1. Add the soy sauce, water, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger, and onion powder to a bowl and whisk to combine.

  2. Place the chicken in a large dish and pour the marinade over the top. Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, preferably 4-8 hours. 

  3. Grill the chicken over medium heat, 6 minutes per side, or until cooked through.

Nutrition Facts
Teriyaki Grilled Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Cholesterol 96mg32%
Sodium 2456mg107%
Potassium 770mg22%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.