Sweet and savory Homemade Teriyaki Sauce is a flavorful marinade for any protein, then add an extra splash to stir-fry packed with veggies for the finishing sauce!
This fabulous versatile sauce is made with simple ingredients that you probably already have stocked and it can be ready to use in just 5 minutes!
When I want a quick meal that everyone loves teriyaki sauce is what I often use for flavor.
This sauce is delicious with just about anything it is paired with like chicken, salmon, steak, pork, and tofu!
Although this recipe calls for a minimal 1/4 cup of brown sugar, if you want a sugar-free alternative then give this low carb stir fry sauce recipe a try!
Not only can teriyaki sauce be used as a sauce, but if you plan your menu ahead, this sauce can also be used as an overnight marinade.
Don’t fret if you are more of a spur of the moment meal planner like I tend to be.
You’ll appreciate that although you can keep a stash of this sauce ready to go anytime, it’s a snap to whisk together at the last minute.
Ingredients for Homemade Teriyaki Sauce and Marinade
Gather the following ingredients to make homemade teriyaki sauce.
- Low sodium soy sauce
- Rice vinegar
- Brown sugar
- Sesame oil
- Sriracha hot sauce
- Cornstarch, optional (to use as thickener)
How To Thicken Homemade Teriyaki Sauce?
Thickening the teriyaki sauce is simple! All you need to do is whisk up a slurry of cornstarch of one tablespoon to one tablespoon of water (1:1).
Next, whisk it in the prepared sauce, then pour it over cooked protein and veggies like I did with this easy stir-fry.
Heat all the ingredients up and watch the sauce thicken beautifully!
With this Homemade Teriyaki Sauce recipe you’ll never have to buy another prepared bottle of sauce again!
How Long Will Teriyaki Sauce Last?
Fresh made teriyaki sauce will be fine in an airtight container placed in the refrigerator for months. That is if it lasts that long!
The only ingredients that may be perishable is the garlic and ginger and I have never had those ingredients turn bad.
Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons Sriracha hot sauce
- 2 cloves fresh garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and whisk until the sugar is dissolved. Use as a marinade, glaze or pour over cooked meat and vegetables. To thicken up the sauce mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of water. Whisk into sauce. Heat for about 3 minutes to thicken.
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Recipes Using Teriyaki Sauce
- Teriyaki Pineapple Turkey Burgers – flavorful burgers with a slice of pineapple
- Instant Pot Chicken Wings – Replace BBQ sauce with teriyaki sauce
- Teriyaki Chicken Stir-fry – Light and delicious family meal
For a sugar free stir fry sauce try this recipe!