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

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.
4.72 from 101 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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  1. Roberta says

    5 stars
    I love salmon, but rather loathe cooking fish. This recipe, however, is so easy and SO delicious! I just made it for the second time and added 1 Tbsp. cornstarch and 1/4 tsp. sesame oil. The sauce thickened up beautifully. I will make this again and again. Thank you!

  2. Nicci says

    4 stars
    i followed the recipe almost exactly & it’s great but could use a couple improvements depending on preferences. I personally prefer slightly crispy salmon so I baked it a bit longer. The salmon was a little plainer than I would’ve wanted (I want pro, restaurant style teriyaki salmon), I’m also the type to tons and tons of spices, I love me some flavor. I think adding a little more flour to make the sauce thicker would be better so the sauce doesn’t run off as easy, if not, maybe marinate the salmon for 30 min to an hour would make a huge difference? Also a little more soy sauce might be good & I added 3 garlic cloves instead of 2, I think 4 maybe 5 would be better. I completely forgot to add sesame seed so that could’ve also made a huge difference. Also Instead of using nonstick spray I lined the pan with orange slices. I wanted to follow the recipe as closely as possible since I’ve never made this & don’t know what to expect, now I do! I’ll definitely be marinating in the future.

  3. Ellie says

    5 stars
    I don’t eat salmon but my husband is crazy about it. It hard to make something you won’t try or like He went crazy, said it was the best ever!!! woohoo me and you. Can’t wait to make for our folks

  4. Reenie says

    5 stars
    Because of time constraints I cooked this on the stovetop. Cooked the salmon for about three minutes each on each side and then added the thickened sauce for a few minutes. Really good and easy. Will be making it again. Thank you for sharing

  5. Dana says

    5 stars
    Delicious easy recipe – can’t ask for more. Have omitted ginger previously and still tasty. Often add a dash of sesame oil to the sauce as an extra, and also try to let the salmon marinade beforehand for as long as possible, when I have the time / remember to. Thank you for sharing!!

  6. Anne says

    5 stars
    I love Teriyaki Salmon and have missed it so much since going gluten-free a few years ago. This was delicious!! It will be a regular on my meal list now. Thank you for a great recipe to add to my rotation! I can’t wait until I can entertain again.

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