This gluten free teriyaki chicken recipe is sweet, savory, and packed with delicious Asian flavors. Tender chicken cooked in a gorgeous, silky, gluten free teriyaki sauce is an easy to make dish that everyone will enjoy.
GLUTEN FREE TERIYAKI CHICKEN RECIPE
You'll love making and eating this gluten free teriyaki chicken recipe for a simple and quick weeknight dinner. The whole dish is ready in less than twenty minutes.
Serve this with your favorite vegetables and some rice for a filling and delicious meal for the whole family.
If you enjoy cooking Asian inspired meals, you may even have all of the ingredients for gluten free teriyaki sauce in your pantry and fridge already.
I'll show you exactly what you need to make this amazing Asian-inspired meal.
INGREDIENTS IN GLUTEN FREE TERIYAKI CHICKEN
Olive Oil - I like to use olive oil, but any mild flavored cooking oil will work in this recipe.
Gluten Free Soy Sauce - Also known as tamari, this makes your teriyaki gluten free. All conventional soy sauces are made with wheat.
Water - Water thins out and adds volume to our sauce.
Light Brown Sugar - the dense sweetness of brown sugar nicely balances the salty and sour flavors in this dish.
Rice Vinegar - Rice vinegar is traditional in Asian cooking, but regular white vinegar will work too.
Sesame Oil - Use a toasted sesame oil to really get the warm and nutty flavor of sesame in your dish.
Fresh Ginger - Peeled and minced ginger adds spice and brightness.
Fresh Garlic - This aromatic gives a warm, savory flavor to the sauce.
Onion Powder - A bit sweeter than fresh onion, and easy to use.
Cornstarch - This helps the sauce to thicken up and stick to the chicken
Chicken - Use boneless chicken - either breasts or thigh meat, cut into 1 inch pieces.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment below and I will get back to you.
HOW TO MAKE GLUTEN FREE TERIYAKI CHICKEN
- In a small mixing bowl, add all ingredients except the chicken.
- Whisk until combined.
- Continue whisking until sugar is dissolved and cornstarch is well incorporated.
- Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet and cook the chicken until done, heating to at least 160 degrees.
- Add the sauce to the cooked chicken and continue to cook and toss until the sauce thickens.
- Serve warm garnished with green onions.
These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions, please see the recipe below.
GLUTEN FREE TERIYAKI SAUCE
The gluten free teriyaki sauce used for this chicken can be made and used in a variety of ways and with other meats and vegetables to make delicious stir fries.
Gluten free teriyaki sauce is easy to make using these ingredients:
- Gluten Free Soy Sauce
- Brown Sugar
- Rice Vinegar
- Sesame Oil
- Fresh Ginger
- Fresh Garlic
- Onion Powder
- Cornstarch (or tapioca starch)
HOW TO MAKE ANY TYPE OF TERIYAKI STIR FRY
You can make any type of gluten free stir fry using this sauce. It really is a very versatile Asian inspired sauce that goes well with just about anything.
For a gluten free vegetarian stir fry, use about 4 cups of fresh vegetables of your choosing, cut into bite size pieces. Try broccoli, carrots, snow peas, bok choi, and bell peppers. Sautee the vegetables in oil until they are crisp-tender, then add the gluten free teriyaki sauce and cook until the sauce thickens.
The same can be done with other proteins, such as sliced beef or pork or fried tofu.
To make a gluten free teriyaki stir fry with both protein and vegetables, start by cooking your protein in a pan until it's done. Remove it from the pan, add a bit more oil, and then cook the vegetables. Add the meat back to the pan, and then add the sauce and cook until thickened.
HOW TO MAKE TERIYAKI STIR FRY SAUCE
Lastly, you can make gluten free teriyaki sauce on its own and use it to dip chicken tenders, or as a topping for baked salmon or chicken.
To do this, use a small saucepan to slowly cook the sauce, just until it thickens.
Cooked sauce can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, and will just need to be reheated before using.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH TERIYAKI CHICKEN
I love to serve this gluten free teriyaki chicken with a big bowl of jasmine rice and some steamed or roasted vegetables. Instant Pot Broccoli is also one of my go-to veggie side dishes to serve with gluten free teriyaki chicken.
Did you make this Gluten Free Teriyaki Chicken? Please leave a comment below letting me know what you thought.
- 1 Tbsp olive oil (or oil of choice)
- ¼ cup gluten free soy sauce
- ¼ cup water
- 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar (or white vinegar)
- ¼ tsp toasted sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons peeled and minced fresh ginger
- 2 teaspoons peeled and minced fresh garlic (about 2 cloves)
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 1 ¼ – 1 ½ lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces.
- In a small mixing bowl whisk together all the ingredients except the chicken.
- Heat oil in a 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
- Cook the chicken over medium heat until brown, and the internal temperature reaches at least 160 degrees.
- Add the sauce to the cooked chicken and continue to cook and toss until the sauce thickens, about 1 minute.
- Serve warm garnished with green onions.
- Use this sauce to create your own stir fry meals using other meats and/or vegetables.
- You can use skinless chicken breast, or boneless, skinless chicken thigh meat in this recipe.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 422Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 181mgSodium: 1036mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 67g
This nutrition info is based on the exact ingredients and brands that I used a the time. It may not be 100% accurate. Please check your ingredients nutrition labels.