Baked Teriyaki Salmon

By Rena Awada | Updated On August 31, 2022

A perfectly flaky and tender salmon recipe that’s made with an easy homemade teriyaki sauce and baked to perfection. Makes for a perfect lunch or dinner recipe that can be ready in less than 3o minutes.

healthy Teriyaki Salmon

This baked teriyaki salmon is so easy to make and can be ready in less than 30 minutes. Get dinner on the table in no time. They are also perfect for those who like to meal prep. The teriyaki sauce is so delicious, gluten-free, and is made from scratch.  Enjoy tender, flaky and perfectly cooked teriyaki glazed salmon with your family with a side of rice or quinoa.


Preparing dinner for your family can’t get any easier with this tasty teriyaki salmon recipe.

What to do:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

In a small bowl whisk together all teriyaki sauce ingredients, which are soy sauce, orange juice, water, ginger, garlic, honey, chili, lemon, and flour. 

Spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and place the salmon in it.

Pour the sauce over the salmon and then bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes until cooked through and flaky.

Once the salmon is cooked, remove from the oven, and spoon over with the thickened teriyaki sauce from the baking dish. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions. Enjoy!

Baked teriyaki salmon


Ingredients you need:

1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos (or gluten-free )

1/4 cup fresh orange juice

2-3 Tbsp water

2 Tbsp honey

2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed

1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger

1 tsp chili flakes, or to taste

1/2 lemon, juiced

1/2 Tbsp gluten-free flour

Place all the ingredients for the teriyaki sauce in a bowl and whisk until combined. No need to cook on the stove since it will cook through in the oven and get thicker that way.

Teriyaki Salmon recipe


We’ve gathered a few questions that are frequently asked about teriyaki salmon. If we haven’t answered any that you may have, feel free to leave us a comment below.

Is teriyaki sauce gluten-free

Teriyaki sauce contains soy sauce which contains gluten from wheat and soybeans. Unless you buy gluten-free soy sauce to make your homemade teriyaki sauce it won’t be gluten-free. Look for gluten-free teriyaki sauce like this one.

How to thicken teriyaki sauce

To thicken your teriyaki sauce there are a few options. Try adding a bit more flour or use thickeners like cornstarch, arrowroot powder, Tapioca Flour, or rice flour. Use in moderation. You may only need about 1 teaspoon of thickener. Dissolve in a small amount of water before adding into the sauce.

How to cook teriyaki salmon

There are different ways to cook teriyaki salmon. You can either use the stovetop or the oven.

  • Stovetop: Pan sear salmon over medium heat. About 3 minutes on each side. Then add the teriyaki sauce and allow to cook for a few more minutes until the sauce thickens. Then serve.
  • Oven: Bake, grill or roast the salmon in the oven over a greased sheet pan or dish. We prefer baking since it allows the salmon to cook through without the risk of overcooking or burning. You may hold off on adding the sauce until the salmon is half baked or just add it in along with the salmon like we did to this easy Baked Teriyaki Salmon recipe.

What goes well with teriyaki salmon

Teriyaki salmon pairs well with so many different sides like:

  • White or brown rice
  • Quinoa
  • Cauliflower rice
  • Roasted veggies
  • Baked or roasted potatoes
  • Over Salads

easy Teriyaki Salmon

We assure you that this is the BEST teriyaki salmon recipe and super easy to put together. We hope you love it and share it with your friends and family. Please leave us some feedback in the comments below and don’t forget to rate it!

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Teriyaki Salmon Bake

Baked Teriyaki Salmon

Flaky and tender salmon with a delicious homemade teriyaki sauce, baked to perfection for an easy healthy dinner option.
4.78 from 129 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
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Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 316kcal
Author: Rena


  • 4 Skinless Salmon Fillets about 6 oz each
  • 1 Green Onion sliced
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds

Teriyaki Sauce:

  • Cup Low-sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ Cup Fresh orange juice
  • 2-3 Tbsp Water
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 Tbsp Minced fresh ginger
  • 1 Tsp Chili Flakes or to taste
  • ½ Lemon juiced
  • ½ Tbsp Gluten-free flour


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a small bowl whisk together all teriyaki sauce ingredients. Spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and place the salmon in.
  • Pour the sauce over then bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes until cooked through and flaky.
  • Once the salmon is cooked, remove from the oven, and spoon over with the thickened sauce from the baking dish.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions. Enjoy!



Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 794mg | Potassium: 940mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 277IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg
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Reader Interactions


  1. Debbie says

    5 stars
    Very good and easy recipe. The teriyaki sauce is delicious and would be great over chicken as well. I made 2 salmon steaks with skin on but followed the sauce recipe as written which gave us extra sauce to spoon over brown rice. I served with roasted Brussel sprouts. We loved this an d will make again.
    Definitely add the sesame seeds and green onion after baking.

  2. Theresa R says

    5 stars
    This tasted amazing. The flavoring the sauce was excellent! Thank you for such a simple, quick, and tasty recipe!

  3. Kevin says

    5 stars
    This was really great. Added a teaspoon of sesame oil and a little shake of MSG to the marinade as an extra (can never resist). Also left the skin on and seared them up in a pan for a minute before putting it into the oven to bake for about 10 mins – best of both worlds. Everyone loved it. So quick and simple – this recipe is a keeper.

  4. Shawn says

    5 stars
    Easy to make and delicious. I doubled the sauce because I put it over white rice and put asparagus on the side. Very good healthier meal. I got compliments from my wife and a friend who came over to eat.
    Thank you.

  5. Carol says

    4 stars
    Great Teriyaki recipe! Probably should give it 5 stars because I didn’t follow the instructions and used salmon with skin on…so the oils from the skin while baking gave the sauce a stronger fishy taste…which I could’ve done without but my son loved it! I will try stovetop next time. Thanks for posting!

  6. Sabrina says

    5 stars
    My family loves salmon so I’m always looking for new unique delicious ways to make it. This recipe was amazing & did not disappoint. It was packed with SO much flavour & was a huge hit. Thanks for this, it’s a keeper!

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