Skip to Content

Easy 20-Minute Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases

Jump to Recipe | Jump to Video | Save Recipe

This easy 20-minute teriyaki chicken and broccoli will soon be a favorite in your house! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

This easy 20-minute teriyaki chicken and broccoli recipe will be one that you keep on your dinner menu rotation WEEKLY.

OBSESSED is one way to describe this recipe but most importantly, EASY.

It takes no time to make it and it is one of our favorite dishes to make now. I make it at least once a week because of how quickly it comes together (yes, really, 20 minutes!) which is super helpful for me during weeknights after work.

You can also watch a video of me making it below! I think once you see how easy it is to make, you’ll want to make it too!

This easy 20-minute teriyaki chicken and broccoli will soon be a favorite in your house! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

Why do we love this teriyaki chicken and broccoli recipe so much?

Well, first of all, the homemade teriyaki sauce is drool-inducing.

Its got the perfect amount of sweetness and I love how thick it is.

It coats the dish so well and you’ll basically want to pour it all over your rice, too. Or noodles!

You can totally make teriyaki chicken and broccoli with noodles too.

Additionally, you can use this sauce for virtually anything – swap out the broccoli for your favorite veggie, swap out the chicken for your favorite protein.

You can use brown rice, quinoa, noodles — whatever floats your boat!

We also can’t complain that dish comes together in 20 minutes. This is WAY better than take-out!

Faster than any take-out restaurant can get to you.

Can we call that a win?!

This easy 20-minute teriyaki chicken and broccoli will soon be a favorite in your house! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

What is in the teriyaki sauce that makes it so good?!

All you need are basic pantry ingredients to put together this teriyaki sauce for the teriyaki chicken and broccoli.

  • Soy sauce
  • Brown sugar
  • Garlic
  • Rice vinegar
  • Cornstarch

The full recipe with measurements is below!

This easy 20-minute teriyaki chicken and broccoli will soon be a favorite in your house! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

Would you serve teriyaki chicken and broccoli with noodles?

Why not? I think it would be SO good with lo-mein style noodles.

The thick sauce would coat all the noodles and you can twirl the noodles together with the chicken and broccoli!

If you like quick and easy recipes such as this teriyaki chicken and broccoli, you’ll love these easy Chinese recipes:

Watch me make this easy 20-minute chicken and broccoli teriyaki recipe below!

This easy 20-minute teriyaki chicken and broccoli will soon be a favorite in your house! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com #teriyakichicken #quickdinner #easymeal #chickenandbroccoli #chickendinner #chickenrecipe #dinnerrecipe

Easy 20-Minute Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli

This easy 20-minute teriyaki chicken and broccoli will soon be a favorite in your house!
4.82 from 22 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Julie Chiou
Save Rate Print

Ingredients 

  • 4 cups fresh broccoli, (see notes below if you're using frozen broccoli)
  • 1 large boneless skinless chicken breast, diced into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

For the sauce

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
  • Bring a medium pot of water to a boil and add the broccoli. Blanch the broccoli for 5 minutes then immediately transfer the broccoli to an ice bath (a large bowl of water with ice in it) to stop the cooking process. Set aside.
  • In a skillet, brown chicken on both sides with vegetable oil over medium high heat. Add the broccoli (excess water drained well) then turn the heat down to medium. Gently pour in the sauce and let thicken, about 5 minutes. Gently toss the ingredients in the sauce until everything is coated well.
  • Serve over rice.

Video

Notes

If you're using frozen broccoli, you will not need to do step 2. Make sure you thaw the broccoli out well and drain it of excess water. Add to the skillet the same time the fresh broccoli is added in step 3.

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 356 kcal | Carbohydrates: 47 g | Protein: 22 g | Fat: 10 g | Fiber: 5 g | Sugar: 27 g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

Course: Dinner, Main Course, Main Entree
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: beef and broccoli, cake recipe, chicken, dinner, quick and easy, teriyaki
Recipe Rating




beth

Monday 21st of June 2021

Made this for lunch today.. blended the sauce first thing this morning and refrigerated.... Cooked chicken and broccoli and brown rice at lunchtime. Threw in some raw snowpeas at the end... All was Wonderful! Srinkled on some toasted sesame seeds and red pepper flakes........ SO Good! Thanks for a great recipe. Look forward to trying more from your interesting collection!

Taylor

Tuesday 9th of March 2021

Can I sub out the teriyaki sauce for bottled Lawry’s teriyaki sauce? I have a pretty limited pantry.

Julie Chiou

Thursday 11th of March 2021

yes, you can

Kim

Tuesday 9th of February 2021

This is so easy and so good! Add cashews before serving!!

Jean manning

Monday 4th of January 2021

It’s 11:30 a.m. here & I’m going to start prepping the broccoli & chicken. Going to use chicken drummettes. Will play around with this but you’ve given me the basics I needed.

Could I do this with thinly sliced beef?

Julie Chiou

Monday 4th of January 2021

yup, you could but i think this recipe for thin sliced beef is better: https://www.tablefortwoblog.com/take-out-fake-out-mongolian-beef/

Beth

Monday 7th of December 2020

How long do you cook the chicken during the browning stage?

Julie Chiou

Thursday 24th of December 2020

about 5-7 minutes