3-Ingredient Teriyaki Chicken

Even though this chicken teriyaki dish uses just three ingredients, the flavor is outstanding, and you can't beat the quick cooking time! This effortless weeknight meal starts with browning pieces of boneless chicken thighs in a hot pan. Soy sauce and brown sugar are added, infusing the meat with the perfect balance of sweet and salty. The liquid sizzles and thickens in the pan into a delectable teriyaki sauce that envelops the chicken, ensuring each bite is packed with flavor. Paired with fluffy white rice, this dish goes from stove to table in 30 minutes, proving that minimal effort can yield maximum satisfaction.


  • 2 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs(910 g), cubed
  • 1 cup soy sauce(240 mL)
  • ½ cup brown sugar(110 g)


  1. Heat a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sear until golden brown on both sides.
  2. Add the soy sauce and brown sugar and stir to combine, then bring to a boil. Cook until the sauce reduces and coats the chicken.
  3. Serve with rice, if desired.
  4. Enjoy!
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