Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

  • Author: Ronda Eagle | Kitchen Dreaming
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1x


This quick and easy, restaurant quality sauce takes just 5-minutes to prepare and you most likely already have most of those ingredients already in your pantry!



For the Sauce:

  • ¼ cup Soy Sauce, Liquid Aminos, or Tamari [See Note 1]
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large clove of garlic, finely minced
  • 12 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground fresh ginger or ginger paste

To Thicken the Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ cup cold water


  1. For the sauce, combine the soy sauce, water, brown sugar, honey, garlic, and ginger in a medium saucepan and set over medium heat.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch with the ¼ cup water and whisk until dissolved. Add the cornstarch mixture to the saucepan.
  3. Heat the sauce until it thickens to your desired thickness. If the sauce becomes too thick, add more water to thin it out. If the sauce is too thin, add a little more cornstarch slurry.


  1. For gluten free, look for a gluten free soy sauce, tamari, or liquid aminos.
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Asian

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