This easy Grilled Teriyaki Chicken starts with plump chicken breasts marinated in a tangy teriyaki sauce, then grilled to perfection. The result? A just-like-you’re-in-a-restaurant taste that will have your friends and family begging for more.
– 4 chicken breasts – 1 cup soy sauce – 1 tsp ground ginger – 2 tsp garlic powder – 1 tsp onion powder – 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar – 6 tbsp brown sugar – 4 tbsp water – 2 tbsp cornstarch – sesame seeds for garnish, optional – sliced green onions for garnish, optional
Place soy sauce, ground ginger, garlic powder, onion powder, rice wine vinegar, and brown sugar into a small bowl. Mix well with a whisk. Reserve ¾ cup of marinade and set aside.
Place the chicken strips into a large Ziplock bag.
Add the marinade on top of the chicken. Seal the bag and let it marinade for 30-60 minutes.
Preheat your grill to 350-375 degrees F (or medium heat). Weave chicken slices onto the skewers. Make sure meat is secure.
Place skewers onto a baking sheet. Continue until all of the chicken is threaded on the skewers.
Place each chicken skewer on the grill. Leave space between them, so they cook evenly. Close the lid and grill the chicken for 5 minutes.
While the chicken is grilling, pour the remaining marinade into a small saucepan. Mix water and cornstarch, and whisk into the marinade. Heat over medium heat, frequently stirring so it doesn't burn. Continue to heat until it is hot and thickened. Remove from heat.
Flip the chicken over using tongs or oven mitts. Close the lid and grill the chicken for 5 more minutes.
Flip the chicken over. Baste the chicken with the teriyaki sauce. Grill for 10 minutes
Flip the chicken over. Baste the chicken again with the teriyaki sauce. Grill for 10 more minutes.
Remove teriyaki chicken on a stick from the grill, and serve with teriyaki sauce or your favorite dipping sauce.