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Spicy Grilled Chicken Teriyaki

This Spicy Grilled Chicken Teriyaki is super fast to make. The marinade is a 10-minute wonder. It leaves the chicken with a touch of heat, and a ton of great teriyaki flavor.

Spicy Grilled Chicken Teriyaki

Spicy Grilled Chicken Teriyaki

I finished it off on the grill with some Very Very Teriyaki, but it totally could’ve been skipped. The marinade cooks into its own sauce on the chicken, and definitely holds its own.

This easy and fast grilled dinner is done in a flash, takes almost zero thought, and is a kid-pleaser. Perfect for weeknight dinners or anytime you just want something fast and easy to throw on the table.

Spicy Grilled Chicken Teriyaki

How to make grilled chicken teriyaki

Feel free to experiment with this! You like it spicier? Toss in some more sriracha. Less? Skip the heat completely and add it on at the end on the finished dish.

Cut the chicken

Cut the chicken into strips. You want them thin so they cook quickly and easily. Aim for about 1/2 inch thick for the best results. 

Marinate the chicken

Dump all the marinade ingredients into a baggie. Mash it up to combine, and let sit for 10-15 minutes.

Spicy Grilled Chicken Teriyaki

If you have more forethought than I, you can even do this the day before. A longer marinade time wouldn’t hurt this, even a little. 

Spicy Grilled Chicken Teriyaki

Grill it!

Place on a preheated grill over medium heat. Any kind of grill will work for this. Cook it on the Traeger, a gas grill, or a charcoal grill. It will all work. 

Spicy Grilled Chicken Teriyaki

Flip after about 3-4 minutes, and cook the other side.

Spicy Grilled Chicken Teriyaki

What should I serve with Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Breast?

Serve with veggies or over a bed of rice for a quick dinner or lunch! Here are some ideas from Or Whatever You Do!

Family Stuff

It is the first official day of summer vacation today here in our house, and I’ve been trying to write this post Know what I’ve actually accomplished today?

All of the kids are alive and fed.

That is the entire extent.

Well, okay. A little more. Two boys got haircuts, and these pictures were taken. There were some baths, some mess picking up, some nursing, some baby putting to sleeping, some scraped elbow kissing, and some naughty boy disciplining.

All accomplished from the comfort of my jammies, that I never actually changed out of. Strike that. I changed out of last night’s, into tonight’s.

Some days, that’s the best I can do.

June 20 kids collage

You need some more grilling ideas! I’ve got you covered!

Teriyaki Pineapple Pork Tenderloin Sliders
Grilled Chicken Tacos
Homemade BBQ Rub
Barbecue Chicken Wings
Juicy Lucy (stuffed cheeseburger)

Spicy Grilled Chicken Teriyaki

Spicy Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

Spicy Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Spicy Grilled Chicken Teriyaki is a quick and easy lunch or dinner. You're going to love it! 


  • 2 large chicken breasts, pounded to 1/4 inch and cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/8 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, or 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger


Put chicken breast strips and all marinade ingredients into a large plastic baggie, and mash to combine and distribute.
  2. Let sit for 10-15 minutes.

Place chicken on a preheated grill over medium heat, and cook 3-4 minutes per side.

  4. Serve over rice with your favorite vegetable side.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 183 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 51mg Sodium: 1878mg Carbohydrates: 16g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 12g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 22g
Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!
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