This is such an easy and delicious dinner. Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken is a straightforward recipe cooked within 15 minutes.

Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken

This is a great beginner recipe if you love Japanese food as much as I do. Today, I made a simple homemade teriyaki sauce, but if you are in a pinch, grab a bottle of store-bought teriyaki sauce, and you can still have a delicious dinner.

This dish will quickly become one of your favorite dinners in your house. My kids love when I make this dish. I usually serve it over a bed of rice, with either a side of broccoli or a side salad. It is such an easy and wonderful meal.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make
  • Delicious flavor
  • Great for a weeknight dinner
  • Healthy and low in sodium
  • A great way to use up any leftover chicken
  • You can customize the recipe according to your taste preference.
  • Perfect for meal prepping or freezing for later.
  • Perfectly cooked chicken each time!
  • Served with cauliflower rice or white rice, this is a fantastic dish that the whole family will love.

Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, diced into 1-inch cubes
  • Olive oil spray

Easy Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Teriyaki

How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Teriyaki

Step 1: Prep the chicken and ingredients

  • Start by cutting up your chicken into 1 to 2-inch pieces.
  • Mix the soy sauce, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, mirin, sesame oil, and minced garlic in a small mixing bowl.
How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Teriyaki

Step 2: Marinate the chicken

  • Pour the sauce over the diced chicken, and cover with saran wrap. Allow marinating for about an hour in the refrigerator.
How to Make Air Fryer Chicken Teriyaki

Step 3: Air fry the chicken

  • Spray your air fryer basket with olive oil.
  • Spread your marinated chicken pieces into the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Set the time for 6 minutes at 360 degrees F, air fryer setting.
  • Flop the chicken with tongs, and air fry for another 3-5 minutes.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!

Tips and Variations

  • You can use a low-sodium soy sauce to reduce the salt content.
  • You can use chicken thighs instead of breasts for a juicier and more flavorful teriyaki chicken.
  • Add a pinch of red pepper flakes for some heat.
  • Try using coconut aminos if you want a gluten-free alternative to regular soy sauce.
  • Add maple syrup or honey to the marinade for an extra-sweet teriyaki chicken.
  • Add some fresh ginger and garlic for added flavor.
  • For best results, cook your chicken in single layers to air fry evenly.
  • If you are not an air fryer fan, you can always bake or pan-fry this delicious teriyaki chicken.
  • Serve your teriyaki chicken with some rice or noodles and veggies for a complete meal.
  • Add fresh green onions on top before serving for an extra flavor boost.
  • Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • Be sure to use a meat thermometer to check the chicken’s internal temperature to ensure it reaches 165 degrees F.
  • You can use boneless skinless chicken thighs instead of breasts if you wish.
  • Use tamari instead of regular soy sauce if you want to make gluten-free teriyaki sauce.
  • Sear the chicken in a pan until golden brown before placing it in the crockpot for more flavor.
How to Serve This Easy Teriyaki Chicken Recipe
Serve your chicken teriyaki with some brown rice, air fryer broccoli, or a side of your favorite veggies.
Sprinkle some sesame seeds over the top for added crunch.
Garnish with fresh green onions and serve with a drizzle of teriyaki sauce.
For an extra spicy kick, add some red pepper flakes!
It also pairs well with stir-fried vegetables, noodles, or even mashed potatoes.
If you're looking for a healthier alternative to traditional white rice, try serving this dish with cauliflower rice instead!

How to Serve This Easy Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

  • Serve your chicken teriyaki with brown rice, air fryer broccoli, or a side of your favorite veggies.
  • Sprinkle some sesame seeds over the top for added crunch.
  • Garnish with fresh green onions and serve with a drizzle of teriyaki sauce.
  • For an extra spicy kick, add some red pepper flakes!
  • It also pairs well with stir-fried vegetables, noodles, or mashed potatoes.
  • If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to traditional white rice, try serving this dish with cauliflower rice instead!
  • You can also freeze any leftovers to enjoy later on. Just store it in an airtight container and use it within four months.
  • Sprinkle some white sesame seeds on top for a garnish.
How to Serve This Easy Teriyaki Chicken Recipe
Serve your chicken teriyaki with some brown rice, air fryer broccoli, or a side of your favorite veggies.
Sprinkle some sesame seeds over the top for added crunch.
Garnish with fresh green onions and serve with a drizzle of teriyaki sauce.
For an extra spicy kick, add some red pepper flakes!
It also pairs well with stir-fried vegetables, noodles, or even mashed potatoes.
If you're looking for a healthier alternative to traditional white rice, try serving this dish with cauliflower rice instead!

Some Common Questions Asked About This Recipe

What is Mirin?

Mirin is commonly found in the Ethnic aisle of your grocery store. It is a common Japanese ingredient, and it is in a lot of Japanese dishes. It adds some sweetness and tang to the sauce.

Can I use a store-bought teriyaki sauce?

Yes, you can definitely use a store-bought teriyaki sauce if you don’t have all of the ingredients to make the homemade sauce. Just be sure to check the sodium content in it before using it!

Do I need an air fryer for this recipe?

No, you do not need an air fryer for this recipe. You can also make it in the oven or on the stovetop.

Is this dish healthy?

Yes, this dish is very healthy and low in sodium. It’s full of protein from the chicken and vegetables and has no added sugar. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create

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Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken

Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
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Total Time: 21 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings

Description

This is such an easy and delicious dinner. Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken is a straightforward recipe that is cooked within 15 minutes.

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced into 1 inch cubes

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced

Instructions

  • Start by cutting up your chicken into 1 to 2-inch pieces.
  • In a small mixing bowl, mix the soy sauce, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, mirin, sesame oil, and minced garlic.
  • Pour the sauce over the diced chicken, and cover with saran wrap. Allow marinating for about an hour in the refrigerator.
  • Spray your air fryer basket with olive oil.
  • Spread your marinaded chicken into the air fryer basket.
  • Set the time for 6 minutes at 360 degrees F, air fryer setting.
  • Flop the chicken with tongs, and air fry for another 3-5 minutes.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Cooking Spray

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 219kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 26gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 1009mgPotassium: 466mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 34IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg

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