Teriyaki chicken stir fry in white skillet.

Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry

Colorful vegetables, juicy chicken and sweet homemade teriyaki sauce simmered together stir-fry style. Fast dinner for busy days!

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Asian chicken, stir fry, teriyaki chicken stir fry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 333 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 cups steamed broccoli (see note)
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion

for the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha or chili paste optional
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds for garnish
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  1. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, oil, ginger, garlic, cornstarch and water. Add chili paste if using. Set aside.

  2. In a large skillet, heat up olive oil. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink, done and starts to have golden brown color. Remove onto a plate. Set aside.
  3. Add 2 teaspoons more of oil to the skillet. Add onion and pepper. Saute until the pepper is tender.

  4. Add chicken back to skillet. Add sauce mixture and cook, stirring often until the sauce has thickened. Add steamed broccoli.

  5. Serve over rice, garnished with sesame seeds and/or chopped green onions.

Recipe Notes

I highly recommend using steamable vegetables for this recipe. Steam broccoli and add to stir fry just before serving. If you add it with onion and pepper and then saute the vegetables together, the broccoli will loose it's vibrant green color and add too much water to the sauce. You can buy frozen bags of broccoli florets in the freezer section of any grocery store. 

Use my recipe to make the Perfect Fluffy Rice to serve with this Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry. Over the years, I've got a wonderful feedback from those who made it to serve with my Asian takeout recipes. It's fail-proof and you do not need rice steamer to make it. 

Nutrition Facts
Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 333 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 763mg33%
Potassium 902mg26%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 1265IU25%
Vitamin C 82.5mg100%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.