Quick and Easy Teriyaki Sauce

Quick and Easy Teriyaki Sauce

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<p>One work-night evening, my son asked if I could make teriyaki chicken&#8230; only I didn&#8217;t have teriyaki sauce. I found this easy recipe on food.com, with pantry staples that I had on hand. So, maybe this recipe doesn&#8217;t use fresh ground ginger or mirin &#8211; and isn&#8217;t exactly authentic Japanese &#8211; but I have to say that it was delicious and fulfilled my son&#8217;s wish as I glazed it onto grilled chicken. Super easy! I will never buy bottled teriyaki sauce again!</p>

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  • ¼

    cup soy sauce

  • 1

    cup water

  • ½

    teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼

    teaspoon garlic powder

  • 5

    tablespoons packed brown sugar

  • 1 to 2

    tablespoons honey

  • 2

    tablespoons cornstarch

  • ¼

    cup cold water


<p>Mix all but the cornstarch and 1/4 cup water in a sauce pan and begin heating.</p> <p>Whisk the cornstarch and cold water in a cup to dissolve. Add to sauce in pan.</p> <p>Heat until sauce thickens to desired thickness.</p> <p>Add water to thin if the sauce over-thickens.</p> <p>For a quick dinner, grill chicken and baste towards the end.</p>