Sweet and savory Homemade Teriyaki Sauce is perfect for stir-fries, grilled meat, noodle bowls, and more. This thick and flavorful sauce comes together quickly with ingredients already in your pantry. Once you try this irresistible homemade teriyaki sauce, you’ll never go back to store-bought again.
With just the right balance of salty and sweet, this homemade teriyaki sauce adds addictive flavor to your favorite Asian meals. You’ll need a GoodCook Whisk and a GoodCook Sauté Pan to bring it all together.
Combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, powdered ginger and garlic powder in a GoodCook Sauté Pan. As the sauce heats on the stovetop, add the water and cornstarch slurry. Whisk to thicken the sauce. In a matter of minutes, you’ll have a thick and delicious sauce that’s ready for stir-fries and noodle bowls. Double or triple the recipe and freeze the extra to have on hand for later.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started
- Soy sauce
- Brown sugar
- Powdered ginger
- Garlic powder
How to Make Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
In a GoodCook Sauté Pan, combine soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, powdered ginger and garlic powder. Heat on medium and whisk to combine with a GoodCook Whisk. Add in the rest of the water and the cornstarch. Adding the cornstarch after the other ingredients are combined keeps the sauce from clumping. Whisk the sauce over medium heat until thickened.
Substitutions & Recipe Tips
- Cornstarch acts as a thickening agent in this sauce. If you don’t have cornstarch, use flour or arrowroot powder.
- Are you gluten-free? Use Tamari in place of the soy sauce in this recipe. Tamari is a wheat-free Japanese variety of soy sauce, found right next to the soy sauce in the Asian section of most grocery stores.
- Make this sauce vegan by replacing honey with an equal amount of maple syrup.
- If you don’t have brown sugar, white sugar is a good substitute.
- To marinate meat with teriyaki sauce, place raw chicken or salmon fillets in a resealable bag, add the sauce and refrigerate for 30 minutes to overnight. Cook or grill when ready.
How to Store Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
Store homemade teriyaki sauce in an air-tight jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. You can freeze it in a resealable freezer bag for up to 3 months. Thaw the bag in the fridge overnight before using.
How Can I Use Teriyaki Sauce?
- Stir Fry (chicken, beef, pork, tofu or veggie)
- Teriyaki salmon
- Teriyaki chicken
- Sesame chicken
- Grilled chicken
- Grilled pork
- Asian noodle bowls
- Rice bowls
- Roasted vegetable glaze
- Marinade for meat
Whip up a batch of this incredible homemade teriyaki sauce for dinner tonight. The GoodCook line of cookware, bakeware and kitchen accessories has everything you need to get started. With a GoodCook Whisk, a set of GoodCook Touch Measuring Spoons and a GoodCook Sauté Pan, you’ll have a thick and flavorful Asian sauce that’s ready in minutes. Are you ready to make some addictive homemade teriyaki sauce?
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Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
- 1 cup water (divided)
- 1⁄4 cup soy sauce
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1⁄2 tsp ginger
- 1⁄4 tsp garlic
- 2 tbsp corn starch
In a sauce pan over medium heat, combine brown sugar, 3⁄4 cup water, honey, ginger, and garlic. Combine well and heat.
In a small mixing bowl, mix together 1⁄4 cup cold water and corn starch. Add to sauce and stir in until thickened. Serve immediately.