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5-Star Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

There is a reason this Grilled Teriyaki Chicken has 5 stars - the overnight marinade uses simple ingredients and explodes with flavor. This teriyaki chicken is juicy and moist every time.
Prep Time8 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time8 hrs 25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best chicken marinade, Favorite family dinner, Healthy grilled chicken recipe, Homemade Teriyaki marinade
Servings: 6
Calories: 187kcal


  • Ziploc Bag
  • Grill
  • Grilling Tools
  • meat thermometer


  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil


  • Place chicken, teriyaki sauce, lemon juice, garlic, and sesame oil in a large Ziploc bag or sealable container.
  • Close bag and shake to thoroughly coat the chicken.
  • Place chicken in the refrigerator for 4-8 hours or overnight.
  • When ready to cook, turn the grill on to high heat.
  • Remove chicken from bag and immediately throw away any remaining marinade.
  • Grill for 6 to 8 minutes on each side, or until chicken is cooked through.


Serve with baked sweet potatoes, yellow rice, and green beans for a quick and delicious meal!


Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 1971mg | Potassium: 541mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg