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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Flip after about 3-4 minutes, and cook the other side.
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!
- Instant Pot Basmati Rice
- Coconut Shrimp
- Gochujang Chicken Stir Fry
- Spicy Yaki Udon
- Honey Garlic Ginger Chicken Stir Fry
It is the first official day of summer vacation today here in our house, and I’ve been trying to write this post all.day.long. 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.
You need some more grilling ideas! I’ve got you covered!
- 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.
- Let sit for 10-15 minutes.
- Place chicken on a preheated grill over medium heat, and cook 3-4 minutes per side.
- Serve over rice with your favorite vegetable side.