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Honey-Teriyaki Glazed Grilled Chicken


As I said before this summer I will have a whole bunch of my favorite grilled recipes. Chicken flavored with sweet honey glaze and balanced with Teriyaki sauce, ginger and infused with strong garlic flavor gives you one harmonious taste. Brine plays a big part because it is just as a fire starter for this chicken makes it tender and ready to grill. There are many recipes and versions of Honey-Teriyaki Glazed Grilled Chicken and this is just one more out of nearly thousands of similar ones.

The kids are on the summer break and I’m enjoying this time with them, so my apologies if I am not posting like before. However, I will try harder that every recipe that I post goes to become your favorite.

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Honey-Teriyaki Glazed Grilled Chicken

Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking


  • 3 Lb. Chicken breast cut into about 1 inch pieces/2 bites (or use any parts of the chicken)


  • 1/2 Garlic head  smashed
  • 3-4 slices fresh ginger root
  • 1 Tbs. Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 4-6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 cups water


  • 1 cup Teriyaki sauce or make your own click here
  • 1/4 cup pure honey
  • 4 slices fresh Ginger
  • 1/2 head garlic
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil + 3 TBS.
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper


  • Scallion green part
  • Toasted sesame seeds


  1. Start making simple brine first. Combine the garlic, ginger, salt, brown sugar, water, and thyme in a large storage food/freezer bag and swirl to dissolve the sugar. Add chicken and let it brine for about an hour (1 hr.) in the refrigerator.
  2. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  3. At this point make the sweet honey teriyaki glaze: In the saucepan, over medium heat, combine teriyaki sauce, honey, ginger, garlic, and 1 teaspoon of sesame oil, and simmer until slightly reduced.
  4. Remove chicken from brine and pat dry with kitchen paper towel Add the chicken to a large bowl, drizzle with the 3 tablespoons of sesame oil and season with freshly ground black pepper. Toss to coat all the pieces and cook on a medium grill for 7-10 minutes per side until cooked through. (For bigger pieces or different parts of the chicken allow to cook up for 20 minutes until cooked through)

  5. Brush with teriyaki glaze for the last 3-4 minutes of cooking.
  6. Garnish with scallions and toasted sesame seeds.
  7. Serve with rice and or salad-I made shredded cabbage, fresh beets, and carrot salad seasoned it with a bit of oil+lemon+salt to taste.

Recipe Notes

You can use any parts of the chicken just allow it to cook more. You could make it spicy only if you add in the glaze bit of gochujang, sriracha or chili powder. This could be made in the oven/400 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until done. For fantastic flavor, you could rub some bacon/pork belly fat on the griddle or grill OR if you do not eat the pork use chicken skin.

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Eve Hunt

Wednesday 17th of July 2019

thank you this worked great! can i freeze the left over spaghetti squash or how long does it keep in the fridge?

Moses Brodin

Wednesday 1st of May 2019

The only spices I had were cinnamon and nutmeg, so I just added a little extra cinnamon, vanilla extract and brown sugar. DELICIOUS!! So good for my first try! I served them with sliced almonds and blackberries and my boyfriend had his with peanut butter and bananas and we both loved them! THANKS :) Ragerds:Moses Brodin

Moses Brodin

Wednesday 3rd of April 2019

Wow! Great recipe for grilled chicken. It was juicy and tender. I used the chicken this time to make chicken pesto sandwiches and will used the leftovers on my salad for lunch tomorrow. Thanks for the great recipe!

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