Baked Teriyaki Salmon

By Rena |

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

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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.
4.74 from 110 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. Sohail Ali says

    5 stars
    Great recipe, the wife rated it very highly and loved it and found it hard to stop eating. Cant give higher praise than that. Thank you !

  2. JM says

    Thanks for this recipe! What brand of gluten flour do you use? I have a few options in our home. Also, San-J makes a great GF soy sauce.

    • Rena says

      Hi there. I mostly use Bob’s red mill brand. Or good and better brand. Thanks for letting me know about the soy sauce. I will be on the lookout for it.

  3. Lydia says

    5 stars
    This recipe is SO easy & quick- and delicious! Made it twice now and love it. It was a bit salty the second time, but I think it really depends on what soy sauce you use. Also I’m a garlic lover so I used 5 cloves instead of 2. Thank you for this delicious & easy recipe!

  4. Beth says

    If I was to use chicken breast instead, how long do you think I should bake it? Still learning how to properly cook

    • Rena says

      Chicken takes longer to bake. Depending on the size of the chicken breast I would say another 15-20 minutes.

      • Henry says

        At 400, chicken breast take around 35 minutes depending on the size of the breast and your oven. Just be sure to use a meat thermometer to check it bis around 160 before you pull it out.

  5. Ariel says

    5 stars
    This was so good! I used coconut aminos instead of soy sauce. My entire, very picky, family cleaned the pan! This will be a new recipe on rotation. Thank you so much!!

  6. Deborah says

    5 stars
    Love this recipe, will definitely make again. So easy and quick, next time will try it with chicken but will not pour the sauce over it till chicken is halfway done. Thanks

  7. Kristi says

    3 stars
    The sauce was way too salty for us, even using low sodium soy sauce. If I make again I would definitely increase the honey and maybe add some brown sugar. It did thicken up nicely tho so will probably try it with those changes.

    • Rena says

      Thank Alisa
      The flour make the sauce thicker. If you don’t have any that’s fine. If you have some corn starch you can use about 1 teaspoon of that

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