Teriyaki Grilled Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 40 min.


6 servings

Updated: Apr. 27, 2022
Plan ahead to marinate chicken overnight for wonderful flavor. Leftovers of this teriyaki grilled chicken breast are fabulous the next day in a salad. —Jennifer Nichols, Tuscon, Arizona


  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons sherry or chicken broth
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 6 bone-in chicken breast halves (8 ounces each)


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine first seven ingredients; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate at least 5 hours.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Prepare grill for indirect heat, using a drip pan. Place chicken skin side down on grill rack. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat 20 minutes. Turn; grill 20-30 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°.

Teriyaki Grilled Chicken Breast Tips


Why is my Teriyaki Grilled Chicken rubbery?

The leading cause for rubbery chicken breast is overcooking. When grilling chicken, be sure to do so over indirect heat, paying close attention to the grilling time noted in the recipe.  

How do you grill teriyaki chicken breast without drying it out?  

Marinating chicken breast is a great way to avoid dry meat. Grilling chicken over indirect heat also helps keep the meat juicy. Keep an eye on the chicken and flip it as directed in the recipe. Want to become a grill master? Check out our grilling guide to learn it all. 

How do you store teriyaki grilled chicken breast?  

Once cooked, this teriyaki grilled chicken breast can last in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can also wrap the grilled chicken in foil, set it in a freezer-proof storage container and freeze it up to 4 months. Now that you know how to freeze cooked chicken, get a jump start with these easy chicken breast recipes.  

What are some additional ingredients you can add to the marinade?  

Getting creative with marinades is easy. For this recipe, you can simply add a splash of lemon or lime juice, or stir in a little ground coriander or Chinese five spice powder. You could even mix in a dash or two of teriyaki sauce or an Asian-inspired salad dressing.  
 Mark Hagen, Taste of Home Executive Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 301 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 364mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 40g protein.