This Baked Teriyaki Chicken Recipe is sweet and delicious and guaranteed to be a hit. With very little time and work, each bite is cooked to perfection and so moist and flavorful.

Close up image of a white plate of teriyaki chicken on a bed of rice.

Baked Teriyaki Chicken Recipe:

This is the best and easiest Bake Teriyaki Chicken Recipe. This chicken is so juicy and the combination of the ingredients make this so flavorful and tender. The homemade teriyaki sauce with simple ingredients make this recipe easy to make any day of the week.

Even though it is not a crockpot recipe, it does not take very long to prepare and it smells oh so yummy while it is cooking. This is sure to impress the entire family while being very simple to make.

The teriyaki sauce is good. It is the perfect blend of sweet, spicy, and savory. Your family will love this recipe.

Easy Baked Teriyaki Chicken packed with flavor:

The chicken marinates after it has been chopped up, so every bite is moist and flavorful. The teriyaki marinade is amazing! It is so good the kids literally could eat it by the spoonful and they always try to get every last drop.

We all could literally just eat the marinade by the spoonful. It is that amazing. We like to heat the teriyaki sauce in a saucepan over medium heat until combine and sauce thickens.

Close up image of a white plate of teriyaki chicken on a bed of rice.

Ingredients for Easy Teriyaki Chicken:

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Sugar – You can also use brown sugar.
  • Soy Sauce
  • Fresh Grated Ginger
  • Minced Garlic

How to make Baked Teriyaki Chicken Breast:

  • Spray 13×9 pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Mix sugar through garlic in a large mixing bowl.
Close up image of fresh ginger with a grater.
  • Pour Soy Sauce in a bowl.
  • Mix together with Sugar and Garlic.
Close up image of teriyaki sauce being poured in a clear bowl.
  • Chop chicken into bite size chunks. When I do have to chop raw chicken, I prefer to do it if it is still semi-frozen. Yes, it is very cold to handle, but it is also a lot less icky.
  • Add chicken to the sugar soy sauce marinade in the large mixing bowl. Mix well.
Close up image of chopped chicken being mixed with the teriyaki chicken with a spoon.
  • Pour chicken mixture into prepared pan. Cover the top of the chicken and let sit in refrigerator at least 1 hour.
Close up image of teriyaki chicken unbaked in a baking dish.
  • When you are ready to bake, take the dish out of the refrigerator. Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).  (Or 400 degrees but adjust cooking time) Bake for 30-40 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink.
  • Serve over rice. If you have them top the chicken with sesame seeds.

If the sauce is too thick, you can thin with a little bit of cold water.

How long do you bake teriyaki chicken?

  • It is so simple and makes for a very quick dinner. Cook the chicken in a preheated oven to 350 F (175 C).
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  • This recipe is perfect in a 9×13 casserole dish. The ones with the lid are really handy if you are taking this dish somewhere.
  • I use the disposable pans if I’m taking this delicious dinner to someone.  It is a delicious recipe to take to someone recovering from surgery or with a new baby.

Dinner will be ready in hardly no time at all! We have even served this for guests and they always ask for the recipe. Once you make this delicious recipe with such a tasty marinade, store bought will never do again.

It is so fast and easy to make that you will never again buy marinade at the grocery store. Baked teriyaki chicken is one of our favorite weeknight meals.

Close up image of a white plate of teriyaki chicken on a bed of rice. It is on a place mat with a fork.

Can you Bake Chicken in Teriyaki Sauce?

Yes, you can! Follow these easy steps:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Lightly spray the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish.
  • Arrange chicken breast in the bottom of the pan.
  • Pour half of the teriyaki sauce over the chicken and make sure the chicken is covered completely. Cover chicken with foil.
  • Bake in the oven for about 20-25 minutes until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Once chicken is done, drain the excess sauce.
  • Then pour the remaining sauce over the baked chicken and serve.
Close up image of a white plate of teriyaki chicken on a bed of rice.

Can I make baked teriyaki chicken tenders?

Yes, you can use chicken tenders instead of chicken breasts in this recipe. You could even use chicken thighs.

I often just use what I have in the freezer or what is on sale at the grocery store. We love simple recipes like this and everyone looks forward to when this recipe is on the menu plan for that week.

Easy dinners like this are always a hit.

What to serve with Teriyaki Chicken in the oven?

  • We love this recipe served over rice with a side of our favorite vegetable.  Such an easy dinner and you are all set.
  • Another favorite is a side of delicious Roasted Green Beans and you have a fabulous dinner.

This dinner is perfect for those busy weeks when a tasty dinner is a must but you have very little time to prepare or even think about dinner!

Print this Teriyaki Chicken Breast Recipe below:

Baked Chicken Teriyaki Recipe

5 from 7 votes
This Baked Teriyaki Chicken Recipe is moist and flavorful and so easy to prepare. Easy Baked Teriyaki Chicken is the perfect meal to impress.
Prep Time 1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine Chinese
Course Main Course
Calories 207
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 3 large chicken breasts
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup soy sauce or teriyaki sauce or a combination of both
  • 2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger or 3 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic

Instructions

  • Mix sugar through garlic in a large mixing bowl.
  • Chop chicken into bite size chunks. (Note – Chopping raw chicken is icky. I know some of you are not bothered by raw meat, but most of you know that I am. It’s just something I avoid if at all possible. When I do have to chop raw chicken, I prefer to do it if it is still semi-frozen. Yes, it is very cold to handle, but it is also a lot less icky.)
  • Add chicken to the sugar soy sauce marinade in the large mixing bowl. Mix well.
  • Pour chicken mixture into prepared pan. Cover the top of the chicken and let sit in refrigerator at least 1 hour.
  • When you are ready to bake, take the dish out of the refrigerator. Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C). (Or 400 degrees but adjust cooking time) Bake for 30-40 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink.
  • Serve over rice. Yum!

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Recipe Notes

If the sauce is too thick, you can thin with a little bit of cold water.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 207kcal, Carbohydrates 18g, Protein 26g, Fat 2g, Cholesterol 72mg, Sodium 1212mg, Potassium 468mg, Sugar 17g, Vitamin A 35IU, Vitamin C 1.3mg, Calcium 10mg, Iron 0.9mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Just found your wonderful website and tried the Teriyaki Chicken and the Philly Cheese Sloppy Joes. Both recipes were hits with the family. Thank you so much for the amazing resource. Keep up the good work

  2. Karen – Yes, that sounds great. I would reduce the cooking time in half since the chicken is already cooked through. Let me know how it turns out!

  3. 5 stars
    I did this recipe last night and did not cover while baking. I went exactly by the recipe…which I love the simplicity of. It turned out great. This is another dish of Carrie’s that my wife and I love.

  4. Tried the baked chicken teriyaki last night. It was extremely quick and easy to prepare and turned out great. I may turn in my wok. I have prepared many of your deserts but this was a first on a meal. It will not be the last.