Super Easy and Healthy Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry with Vegetables

By Rena |

Sweet and savory easy Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry with Vegetables is a healthy dinner recipe you can prepare at home on those busy weeknights! This recipe is the best and contains a homemade, sticky teriyaki sauce made of soy sauce, ginger, honey, and more. Serve this stir fry recipe with noodles or rice for a well-rounded meal!

teriyaki chicken stir fry in skillet with wooden spoon

Tender, juicy chicken breasts are cooked with a yummy sauce that makes the chicken extra flavorful and terrific. Then, bright flavors of sesame oil, garlic, fresh vegetables, soy sauce, and more are combined to create the best, easy Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry recipe.

Serve this fried teriyaki chicken with your choice of bright fresh vegetables like crunchy asparagus, tender mushrooms, vibrant bell peppers, sweet peas, and more. The options are endless for stir fry teriyaki!

This chicken stir fry is made in one pan so it is perfect for those nights at home when things need to be easy and quick. One-skillet dinners are the best and perfect for families who love comfort meals.

You can make this stir fry with this recipe or use my honey garlic chicken as the protein. However, you make this healthy recipe, we guarantee you will love it because the sauce is the best part!

WHY THIS TERIYAKI STIR FRY IS THE BEST

  • Sweet and savory: The sticky sauce is made with both sweet and savory ingredients so it is the ultimate blend of flavors. Honey, garlic, soy sauce… What more could you ask for?
  • Juicy and tender: The bonessless, skinless chicken breasts are simmered in the sauce and become extra moist and tender. The chicken is cooked just right!
  • Fresh and healthy: You may use fresh or frozen vegetables in this chicken stir fry recipe and adds fiber and fresh flavors to the recipe. You can easily make this stir fry gluten-free by using coconut aminos or Tamari sauce.
  • Quick and easy to customize: Switch things up with different vegetables and proteins. Any kind of seasonal veggies will work like zucchini or other types of squash. Also, you may replace the chicken with tofu, seafood, shrimp, beef, etc.
chicken stir fry recipe in skillet with wooden spoon and sesame seed

HOW TO MAKE TERIYAKI STIR FRY VEGETABLES

  • Make the sauce; First, mix the soy sauce, water, garlic, ginger, honey, and sesame oil in a small pot over medium-high heat. Cook for a couple minutes until it starts to boil, then make the cornstarch slurry. Combine cornstarch and water in a bowl and mix until thin. Pour the cornstarch mixture into the sauce and cook until thickened.
  • Cook the vegeteables: Next, in a large pan, heat vegetable oil over medium-high eat until hot. Once the oil is hot, add the chopped frozen or fresh vegetables to the pan and cook until the vegetables start to soften and become a little dark–about five minutes. Meanswhile, add a couple tablespoons of water to the pan until the veggies are vibrant and tender. Remove the cooked vegetables from the pan and set aside on a plate.
  • Add the chicken: Then, wipe out the pan with a clean towel and heat a couple more tablespoons of cooking oil in the hot pan. Next, place half of the cut chicken pieces and season with salt and pepper until well covered. Cook the chicken for a few minues on each side until cooked through and repeat with the rest of the chicken in batches. Avoid overcrowding the pan or the chicken will not evenly cook.
  • Combine the ingredients: Next, add all of the cooked chicken and vegetables back to the pan and pour the sauce over the top until the stir fry is warmed through.
  • Garnish and serve: Finally, top the warm stir fry with sesame seeds, then serve. Enjoy!
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What do you eat teriyaki chicken with?

Teriyaki chicken is delicious with rice or cauliflower fried rice, noodles or zoodles, crunchy vegetables, etc. Some other delicious options include edamame, sushi, etc.

Is teriyaki sauce the same as teriyaki marinade?

Teriyaki marinade is used to soak the protein in for an extended amount of time and teriyaki sauce is what is used to cook the chicken with.

Is chicken teriyaki healthy?

This chicken teriyaki recipe is healthy because it is made with fresh vegetables and clean ingredients that are whole and nutrient-rich.

What is teriyaki?

Teriyaki is known as a Japanese dish that is typically made with beef or poultry and cooked in a sweet-savory sauce with garlic, soy sauce, ginger, and sesame oil. Teriyaki sauce can be used as a marinade, sauce, glaze, and even dipping sauce for proteins and vegetables.

RECIPE NOTES, TIPS, SUBSTITIONS

  • Use chicken thighs instead of the breasts for even juicer tender chicken.
  • Replace the honey with maple syrup if needed.
  • For vegetarian stir fry, omit the chicken and replace with tofu or add extra vegetables like mushrooms.
  • Serve this recipe with cauliflower rice or fluffy regular rice.
  • Instead of chicken, use shrimp, salmon, or beef.
  • Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.

GOOD SIDE DISHES FOR TERIYAKI CHICKEN

Some good side dishes include rice, vegetables, and more. Here are some healthy ideas:

Sweet and Sour Vegetable Stir Fry

Easy Homemade Veggie Soup

Vegetable Minestrone Soup Recipe

Easy Zucchini Casserole

Garlic Roasted Broccolini

teriyaki recipe in pan with sesame seeds

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Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry

Super Easy and Healthy Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry with Vegetables

Sweet and savory easy Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry with Vegetables is a healthy dinner recipe you can prepare at home on those busy weeknights! This recipe is the best and contains a homemade, sticky teriyaki sauce made of soy sauce, ginger, honey, and more. Serve this stir fry recipe with noodles or rice for a well-rounded meal!
4.91 from 21 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Diet: Low Fat
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4
Calories: 240kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

For the stir fry:

  • 1 and ¼ lbs boneless skinless chicken breast cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 3 cups of mixed vegetables such as broccoli, asparagus, bell pepper, mushrooms
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

For the sauce:

  • ¼ Cup soy sauce
  • ½ Cup water
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon cornstarch

Instructions

For the sauce:

  • Place the soy sauce, water, garlic, ginger, honey, and sesame oil in a small pot over medium-high heat. Cook for 2 minutes. Turn up the heat to high and bring to a boil.
  • Mix the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of cold water until dissolved. Add the cornstarch mixture to the sauce and boil for 1-2 minutes or until sauce has thickened. Set sauce aside.

For the stir fry:

  • Heat 1 teaspoon vegetable oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the vegetables and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until the vegetables have started to brown and soften. 
  • Add 2 tablespoons of water and cook, until water has evaporated. When your vegetables are crisp-tender remove them from the pan and set aside.
  • Wipe out the pan. Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil in the pan over high heat.
  • Place half of the chicken in the pan and season generously with salt and pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Set the first batch of chicken aside and repeat the process with the rest of the chicken.
  • Add all of the chicken and vegetables back to the pan. Pour the sauce over the top and cook for 2-3 minutes over medium-high heat until warmed through.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and serve.

Notes

  • Use chicken thighs instead of the breasts for even juicer tender chicken.
  • Replace the honey with maple syrup if needed.
  • For vegetarian stir fry, omit the chicken and replace with tofu or add extra vegetables like mushrooms.
  • Serve this recipe with cauliflower rice or fluffy regular rice.
  • Instead of chicken, use shrimp, salmon, or beef.
  • Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.

Nutrition

Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 910mg | Potassium: 451mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 6930IU | Vitamin C: 14.5mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2.2mg
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  1. Hannah Flack says

    5 stars
    I love one-pot meals especially when it’s my wok. Easy peasy and my family will love all the flavors. Great recipe. I can’t wait to make it for my family!

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