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This teriyaki grilled chicken marinade is an easy and healthy dinner!
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Teriyaki Grilled Chicken Marinade

One taste of this Teriyaki Grilled Chicken Marinade and you'll never need another recipe again! The thick, sweet-and-savory glaze yields a beautifully charred piece of meat that's tender and juicy on the inside. It's summer cookout perfection!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Keyword chicken marinade, grilled chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinating Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 1 cup of marinade
Calories 51.4kcal
Author Blair Lonergan


For the Marinade (Yields 1 cup of marinade):

  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ cup white wine (or substitute with chicken broth)
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Lawry’s seasoned salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For Grilling:

  • 1 - 1.5 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts*

Optional, for serving:


Prepare the Marinade:

  • Whisk together marinade ingredients in a large measuring cup or bowl.
  • Place chicken in a large dish or in a zip-top plastic bag.
  • Set aside ¼ cup of marinade for basting. Pour the rest of the marinade over the chicken and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes (or up to 24 hours).


  • When ready to grill, remove chicken from the marinade.
  • Discard marinade from the dish.
  • Heat a grill pan or outdoor grill over medium-high heat. Coat grill or pan with about a teaspoon of oil so that the chicken doesn’t stick. Grill chicken on each side until golden, crispy and cooked through (about 5 minutes per side, or until meat reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees F). Use the reserved ¼ cup of marinade to baste the chicken once or twice while it cooks on the grill.
  • Allow meat to rest for about 5 minutes before slicing and serving over rice and garnishing with sliced green onions.


*You can substitute with chicken thighs or chicken wings, if you prefer.
Serving a larger group? If you're feeding more than 3 or 4 people, I would suggest doubling the marinade ingredients and grilling about 2 - 2 1/2 lbs. of chicken.


Serving: 1tablespoon of marinade | Calories: 51.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 0.9g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 184.4mg | Sugar: 10g