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Easy Homemade Teriyaki Sauce - teriyaki sauce on spoon in a glass jar on marble countertop

Easy Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

  • Author: Laney Schwartz
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: about 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Asian inspired


Sweet, tangy and full of flavor, this Easy Homemade Teriyaki Sauce is just what your stir fry or grilled dinners are missing!


  • 1 cup water plus ¼ cup
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot or cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (as needed)


  1. In a small saucepan add 1 cup water, brown sugar, soy sauce, honey, garlic and ground ginger. Heat over medium heat, whisking until sugar dissolves, about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Make the arrowroot (or cornstarch) slurry on the side. In a small bowl add ¼ cup water and 2 tablespoons of arrowroot and mix until combined. Pour mixture into the saucepan and whisk until your desired thickness is reached. This should take about 4-6 minutes. Turn off heat and set aside to cool.