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easy shredded chicken teriyaki

Teriyaki Chicken

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

TeriyakiChicken boasts crispy white meat and veggies smothered in a homemadeteriyaki sauce. All the Japanese flavors you love, ready in less than30 minutes!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Teriyaki Chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 278 kcal
Author: Marionela Tiron


  • 3 chicken breasts boiled or shredded - or use rotiserrie chicken
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce reduced-sodium
  • 4 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water cold


  1. Boil the chicken breasts, for about 10-15 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, place a medium saucepan over medium heat and combine all the sauce ingredients. Stir and bring to a simmer.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch with the 1/4 cup water and whisk until fully dissolved. Add the cornstarch mixture to the saucepan.
  4. Heat the sauce and stir until it thickens, if needed add more water to thin it out.
  5. Add the chicken to a large bowl and shred it with two forks.
  6. Pour the hot sauce on top, toss it well until coated. Serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts

Teriyaki Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 278 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 1288mg56%
Potassium 698mg20%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 69IU1%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.