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Teriyaki Sauce

This homemade teriyaki sauce is a blend of soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger and sesame oil, all simmered together to make a sweet and savory condiment. Teriyaki sauce is great as a marinade or brushed over grilled chicken, meat and vegetables.
Course Sauce
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 78kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce low sodium
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch


  • Place the soy sauce, water, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, honey and sesame oil in a medium pan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer.
  • Whisk the corn starch with 2 tablespoons of cold water until dissolved. Slowly add the corn starch mixture to the sauce and boil for 1-2 minutes or until sauce has thickened, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to one week.



Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 715mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg