This teriyaki chicken stir fry recipe is full of chicken and colorful veggies, all tossed in a sweet and savory homemade teriyaki sauce.

This chicken teriyaki tastes like it came from a restaurant but is so easy to make at home. It’s healthy, quick and kid friendly! Be sure to also try my chicken and broccoli stir fry and honey garlic chicken stir fry for a quick and healthy meal.

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Teriyaki chicken with asparagus and red peppers in a frying pan.

So it’s no secret that I love stir fries. In fact, many of the most popular recipes on this site are stir fries! This teriyaki chicken stir fry is a little bit different because it’s got the whole sweet and savory thing going on with the sauce. Plus all of those brightly colored vegetables just make me happy, it’s like a rainbow on a plate! Try serving your stir fry with my sushi rice recipe for a complete meal.

A pan of chicken teriyaki stir fry with chicken pieces, asparagus and red peppers.

How to make teriyaki chicken stir fry

The first step in making this chicken teriyaki is to cook your veggies. I used a combination of asparagus and bell peppers here, but other great options would be broccoli, mushrooms, red onion or carrots.

Sauteed vegetables like asparagus and red bell peppers form the base of this teriyaki chicken stir fry.

After the veggies come out of the pan, the chicken goes in. I use chunks of boneless skinless chicken breast, but you can use cut up chicken thighs if you prefer.

Browned chicken is coated in a homemade teriyaki sauce for this healthy stir fry recipe.

While you cook the veggies and chicken, make the teriyaki sauce. Pour the sauce into the stir fry, top with sesame seeds and serve! Homemade teriyaki sauce only takes a few minutes to make, but if you’re really pressed for time, you can pick up a bottle of store bought sauce and be good to go.

Chicken teriyaki in a pan with a spatula.

How to serve chicken teriyaki

My favorite way to serve this teriyaki chicken stir fry is over rice. You can use brown or white rice, whichever you prefer. Other great options are quinoa, or some type of Asian noodle like soba noodles, rice noodles or chow mein noodles.

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5 from 24 votes

Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry

AuthorSara Welch
Teriyaki chicken stir fry is a healthy and easy dinner option.
This teriyaki chicken stir fry recipe is full of chicken and colorful veggies, all tossed in a sweet and savory homemade teriyaki sauce.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine Asian
Serves 4


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil divided use
  • 1 1/2 cups asparagus pieces
  • 1 cup red bell peppers cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onions

For the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  • Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Add the peppers and asparagus and cook for 3-4 minutes until softened and lightly browned. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Remove the vegetables from the pan; place on a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
  • Add the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil to the pan. Add the chicken, then season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the meat is browned and cooked through, 4-6 minutes.
  • While the chicken is cooking, make the sauce. Place the soy sauce, water, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, honey and sesame oil in a small pot over medium high heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes. Turn up heat to high and bring to a boil.
  • Mix the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of cold water until dissolved. Add the cornstarch mixture to the sauce and boil for 1-2 minutes or until sauce has thickened.
  • Add the vegetables back to the pan with the chicken. Pour in the sauce and toss to coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions, then serve.


  1. You can mix and match the veggies here, other great options are zucchini, broccoli, mushrooms and red onions.
  2. Concerned about your sodium instake? Use low sodium soy sauce in this recipe.


Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 747mg | Potassium: 656mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 14.7mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1.8mg

This post was originally published on April 5, 2017 and was updated on January 1, 2018 with new photos.

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  1. Can you leave out the honey? Or use a low carb replacement? This recipe sounds great but I’m living the Keto lifestyle and need a low carb version

    1. You’d need to use some kind of sweetener to make it taste like teriyaki, you could try substituting your favorite low carb sweetener but I’ve never tested the recipe this way!

  2. 5 stars
    I have made many homemade teriyaki sauces from online recipes… they have all been okay. Fine. Good. But this sauce was fabulous! Awesome! Lip-smacking!!! Most of these types of sauces are similar in ingredients, but for my family, this was the one that got the exact right balance of soy sauce, sweetness and thickness. My husband called the meal “way better than anything you could get at a restaurant.”. My (very picky) 11-year old daughter gobbled it up and asked for more. I made my stir fry with lots of chicken, red pepper, onion and asparagus and served it over rice. Absolutely amazing and I will never make another teriyaki sauce again. I have finally found the hands-down winner!!!!

  3. 5 stars
    Best teriyaki sauce I’ve tried!! I’ve added a bit of pineapple juice and that’s all I changed and it was a hit with my family! Thanks!

  4. 5 stars
    Wow! This is perfection. My two toddlers (2 & 3.5 years old) gobbled it up without complaint. Quietest dinner I’ve had in a LONG time. This is a keeper. Thank you.

  5. 5 stars
    Totally amazing! I’ve never knew that this sauce is so easy to make and it tastes wonderful, especially when its soaked in broccoli’s hairy heads, yum!

  6. 5 stars
    Perfect recipe for any day of the year. I am adding this to our menu plan. I love your choice of veggies. I only usually add onions and mushrooms. I will try making my own teriyaki sauce too. Had no idea it was just that simple to make!

  7. I love stir fry recipes because they’re packed with flavor and easy to put together! I think this one’s perfect. The teriyaki will definitely make this even tastier!

  8. This teriyaki chicken stir fry looks so delicious and healthy for you. I have been looking for some new healthier recipes to add to my meal plans for the new year. I will have to add this one to my list.

  9. 5 stars
    That looks so good! I love to make dishes like this that are both healthy and full of great flavors. I can’t wait to make this for the fam.