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Pollo Teriyaki served on a white platter and topped with cilantro sprigs for garnishing.
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Pollo Teriyaki (Chicken Teriyaki)

Rotate your chicken dinner routine with this easy, delicious Pollo Teriyaki (Chicken Teriyaki)! The chicken pieces are sauteed in a savory, sweet Asian sauce which makes this chicken recipe perfect topped on white rice. Bonus, it all comes together in under 30 minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Teriyaki Chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 440kcal
Author: Mexican Appetizers and More


  • 2 lbs chicken breasts or boneless thighs cut into ½ or 1 inch pieces
  • 1 red pepper julienned
  • 1 onion sliced or coarsely chopped
  • 4 oz white or crimini mushrooms cleaned and sliced
  • 3 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil (found in Asian aisle section)
  • 4 garlic cloves peeled and minced
  • 4 oz low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch may need a little more for even thicker sauce
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

Other Veggie Ideas

  • scallions
  • broccoli
  • snow peas
  • asparagus spears
  • frozen peas
  • frozen corn
  • cornlets (Asian baby corn)


  • Rinse and cut all vegetables, set aside.
  • Rinse and cut chicken into ½ -1 inch cubes or strips if you prefer.
  • In a small bowl, add soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, sesame oil, light brown sugar and cornstarch. Mix well with a fork.
  • Heat 1-2 tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium heat in a cast iron pan or skillet. 
    When oil is heated through and really hot, add chicken pieces and stir fry until golden brown on one side.
    Flip and stir pieces with a spatula or wooden spoon. Continue cooking for a few more minutes until golden brown.
  • Add all the veggies and mix in with the chicken.
    Stir fry for 5-7 minutes or until veggies are cooked to your liking.
  • Lower heat, add the sauce blend and stir into chicken and veggie mix.
  • Cook for 5 minutes longer or until sauce thickens a little.
    Pollo Teriyaki is done!
    Serve with white rice, enjoy!


If you like your sauce extra saucy, add ½ cup of water to pan and a little more cornstarch to thicken sauce further.
Need a white rice recipe for this dish, try our Arroz Blanco (Puerto Rican White Rice) recipe. Excellent!


Serving: 4g | Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1216mg | Potassium: 1118mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1000IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg