Create flavorful and wonderfully juicy chicken in the oven with very little effort thanks to this teriyaki chicken recipe. You’re going to love this two-ingredient dinner recipe. Use it for a weeknight meal or meal prep and you’re sure to have a delicious time!
We love making this baked teriyaki chicken often and I’m sure when you try it you’ll find it appearing on the dinner rotation list more often too. You really can’t beat a flavorful chicken with hardly any effort and even on the busiest of days, this is a simple and comforting dish to serve up to the family.
Is there any better flavor combination than teriyaki sauce and cooked chicken breast? Seriously, the salty, sweet, and savory flavors pair so well with perfectly cooked chicken that it’s wonderful for any occasion.
Make your own homemade teriyaki sauce using my homemade teriyaki sauce recipe (it’s the best!) or simply use a bottle of your favorite storebought variety. Either way, you’re in for a great meal.
Meal prep idea for teriyaki chicken
If you’re into meal prepping then know that these baked chicken tenders are perfect for easy meals and taste just as good reheated as they do fresh from the oven. After your tenders have cooled, store them in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge.
Personally, it’s hard to think of anything that doesn’t go well with teriyaki chicken, so finding side dishes should come pretty easily. My favorites include brown rice and steamed broccoli for a healthier spin but even quinoa or cooked yakisoba noodles can be an enjoyable experience.
How to bake teriyaki chicken
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
- Baste your chicken tenders with the teriyaki sauce to cover them well and then place them on a foil-lined baking sheet. You can also lay the chicken down and then brush the teriyaki sauce on with a pastry brush if you find that to be easier.
- Bake the chicken in the oven for 10 minutes.
- Turn the chicken over with metal tongs, and then reapply a new layer of teriyaki sauce over them. This helps to create an extra flavorful chicken with a nice skin to seal in the juices. Yum!
- Bake the chicken for another 10 minutes or until the center of the chicken registers 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer.
FAQs and Tips
This flavorful meat choice can go well with just about anything from rice to noodles, veggies, and more. While we often eat it with cooked rice and steamed veggies, you can enjoy it with anything that you think would taste good next to a sweeter chicken. For example, egg fried rice, stir fry, coleslaw, or a nice Asian salad with ginger dressing as all great ideas too.
This will depend entirely on the type and brand of teriyaki sauce that you use. If you use my homemade teriyaki sauce recipe then it will be 100% gluten-free. If you choose to use storebought teriyaki sauce make sure to pay close attention to the ingredient label for glutens and allergen warnings. Gluten-free bottles should also include a GF symbol on the front to let you know that it is safe from this allergen.
Oven Baked Teriyaki Chicken
- 12 chicken tenders
- 1 cup teriyaki sauce see note
- Preheat oven to 425ºF.
- Baste chicken tenders with teriyaki sauce and place on a lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Turn each chicken tender over and baste again.
- Bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the centers register 165ºF.
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