Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

How does the landscape of your refrigerator look? Brimming with bottles or baron? I am a sauce girl so mine is usually packed. But then I find myself throwing away half used bottles that get old. And then when I do want teriyaki sauce, I don’t seem to have it on hand. I finally remedied this problem by making my own! This is so simple that I can’t believe I’ve been buying bottled all these years. Now you can make your own too with a few simple ingredients!

Teriyaki Sauce

Course: Main Course


  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds (optional)
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • ¼ cup cold water


  • Add the water, soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, ginger and garlic powder to a sauce pan and warm on medium heat.
  • Separately, mix cornstarch into cold water and stir until smooth
  • When the mixture on the stove top begins to bubble, stir in cornstarch mixture
  • Mix completely (add in the the seeds if using) and take off of heat
  • Serve immediately


The sauce gets really thick if it cools off. If  you have any leftovers or this cools down before serving, just rewarm to a smoother consistency. 
This recipe makes enough to serve over chicken and rice for a family of four. Adjust accordingly to your group size.
This is how it should look when it’s all mixed together.

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