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Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

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This simple Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Recipe is so full of flavor and perfect for a quick family dinner or backyard BBQ with company. This teriyaki chicken only has 3 ingredients and turns out delicious every time!!

marinaded grilled teriyaki chicken that has been cooked and has sesame seeds on top

This marinade recipe has been around for years and is one of our go to BBQ favorites. You can make a small batch for a quick dinner or double the recipe and invite over the whole fam or some friends. 

zip top bag with chicken breasts and a marinade inside

3 Ingredient Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

I love this chicken marinade recipe because of how simple it is to make, really all you need are the 3 following ingredients. I usually throw this together in the morning at breakfast time and then it is perfect in time for dinner. 

  • Lemon-Lime Soda- you do not need to go with a brand name for this one any lemon lime soda will work great in this recipe, so I say save a few cents and go with what is on sale!! One thing to note for this recipe is to NOT use a diet soda, it will alter the flavor. 
  • Soy Sauce- I just use regular, but low sodium is a great option for this recipe too
  • Vegetable Oil- vegetable oil or canola oil 

This marinade recipe makes enough for 6 chicken breasts. If you are making less than six you can still follow the same recipe and just marinade what you have, if you are making more, I would suggest doubling the recipe. 

one half image is chicken in marinade in a zip top bag and the other half is chicken breasts on a grill

How to make Teriyaki Chicken

Combine the ingredients for the marinade in the zip top bag. Zip up the bag and shake or squeeze to combine the ingredients. Open up the bag and place the chicken breasts in with the marinade. Remove all the air from the bag and zip closed. 

Place the bag in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours and up to 8 to marinade. When you are ready to cook, remove from the marinade and let any excess drip off back into the marinade bag. Discard the marinade. 

grilled teriyaki chicken breasts on a wooden board with forks and a lemon and lime on the side

How to grill Chicken

Preheat your grill to 350-375º F. Place the chicken on the grill and cook for about 10 minutes on each side. Try to only turn once if you can, the more you open the lid to your grill, the harder it will be for your grill to maintain the right temperature. 

The best way to know if your chicken is done cooking is to use an instant read thermometer. You want the chicken to cook to an internal temperature of 165º F, use an instant read thermometer to check the temperature.  This is ensure that your chicken is still tender and juicy and not dried out. 

 

sliced chicken breast on a wooden platter

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

This simple Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Recipe is so full of flavor and perfect for a quick family dinner or backyard BBQ with company. This teriyaki chicken only has 3 ingredients and turns out delicious every time!!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Marinade4 hours
Course: Chicken, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: BBQ Recipes, Chicken Recipes
Keyword: Grilled Teriyaki Chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 326kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 12 oz lemon lime soda
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Instructions

  • In a large zip top bag or a plastic container with a lid, combine the soda, soy sauce and vegetable oil. Close the bag and shake to combine.
  • Add the chicken breasts to the bag and remove the air from the bag, zip closed
  • Place in the refrigerator to marinade for at least 4 hours and up to 8.
  • Heat a grill to 350-375ºF. Remove the chicken from the marinade and place on the grill.
  • Cook on each side for 10 minutes, until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165ºF, or no longer pink inside.

Notes

  • Chicken thighs can be substituted for the chicken breasts in this recipe. Cook the chicken thigh to an internal temperature of 175ºF
  • This recipe can be baked in the oven. Heat the oven to 350ºF, place in a shallow baking dish and bake for 20 minutes, until 165ºF or no longer pink in the center. 

Nutrition

Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 1757mg | Potassium: 480mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
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This simple Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Recipe is so full of flavor and perfect for a quick family dinner or backyard BBQ with company. This teriyaki chicken only has 3 ingredients and turns out delicious every time!!

grilled chicken on a wooden cutting board. One chicken breast is sliced

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