Condiment/ Recipe

Teriyaki Sauce

March 19, 2016 (Last Updated: March 2, 2019)

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce…simple and delicious

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce pouring from a bottle

I have always used store bought teriyaki sauce.  Never thought anything about it until we ran out.  I decided to make it ourselves and wouldn’t you know it….super easy and super delicious!

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

This teriyaki sauce can become really salty tasting.  Here are my tips to avoid that over salty taste:  Use a low sodium soy sauce and don’t boil the mixture.  Just bring to a simmer and then remove from heat.  If it’s too salty, add 1/4 cup additional water and taste.

Homemade teriyaki sauce

5 from 2 votes
Homemade Teriyaki Sauce. You know exactly what you are eating when you make your own!
Teriyaki Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Homemade teriyaki sauce
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: How to make Teriyaki Sauce, Teriyaki Sauce
Servings: 1 Cup
Calories: 39 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Sherry
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup water
  1. Add all ingredients to a sauce pan.
  2. Bring to a simmer.
  3. Turn off heat and let cool.
  4. Use or store in the refrigerator.
Recipe Notes

Use low sodium soy sauce to avoid overly salty taste.
If too salty, add an additional 1/4 cup of water.

Nutrition Facts
Teriyaki Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 39
% Daily Value*
Sodium 811mg 34%
Potassium 38mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Sugars 7g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 0.7%
Iron 2.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Reply
    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    March 25, 2016 at 11:02 am

    You made teriyaki sauce?!?!?! Impressive! Pinned!

    • Reply
      March 26, 2016 at 6:39 am

      Thanks, Rachelle! You’ll be surprised how easy it is to make!

  • Reply
    Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy
    March 22, 2016 at 9:17 am

    LOVE the idea of making my own teriyaki sauce. This looks fantastic!

    • Reply
      March 22, 2016 at 6:59 pm

      Thanks! I hope you give it a try!

  • Reply
    March 22, 2016 at 7:18 am

    I’ve never made homemade teriyaki sauce, but now I’m not sure why – it looks so straightforward! I’ll have to try this sometime soon. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • Reply
    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    March 22, 2016 at 12:51 am

    I love teriyaki sauce but never tried making my own. I need to try this recipe very soon! Thank you for this! 🙂

    • Reply
      March 22, 2016 at 5:10 am

      I hope you give it a try!

  • Reply
    March 21, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    I usually cook my food from scratch but haven’t made teriyaki sauce, yet. Its a good recipe to start with.

    • Reply
      March 22, 2016 at 5:11 am

      Homemade is so much better! Give it a try.

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