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homemade teriyaki sauce

Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

Teriyaki Sauce is salty, sweet, and everything in between! With this easy recipe, you can make it from scratch at home using basic pantry ingredients!

Course Sauces
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Teriyaki Sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings of about 1/4 cup
Calories 123 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 cup water
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce reduced-sodium
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 4 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water cold


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat combine 1 cup water, brown sugar, soy sauce, rice wine, honey, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes. Stir and bring to a simmer.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch with the 1/4 cup water and whisk until fully dissolved.
  3. Add the cornstarch mixture to the saucepan.
  4. Heat the sauce and stir until it thickens to your desired thickness. If the sauce becomes too thick, add more water, little by little, to thin it out.

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Nutrition Facts
Teriyaki Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 123 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 820mg36%
Potassium 51mg1%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 19IU0%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.