Easy 20-Minute Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli


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

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

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

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

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!

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Easy 20-Minute Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

This easy 20-minute teriyaki chicken and broccoli will soon be a favorite in your house!

Course: Dinner, Main Course, Main Entree
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 2
Calories: 356 kcal
  • 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
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Serve over rice.

Recipe Video

Recipe 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
Easy 20-Minute Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 356 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 27g
Protein 22g 44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.


Posted on July 09, 2018

dinner for two by julie wampler



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  1. Julie Austin
    10/12/2017 at 9:00 am

    have made this and it was delicious 😋 X

  2. Jean Grimes
    12/29/2017 at 6:15 pm

    I love this recipe 🙏 Thanks Jean

  3. Kathleen Epps
    12/30/2017 at 4:36 pm

    It was a big hit in our family. My 1 yr old grandson absolutely loved it.

  4. Denise
    01/10/2018 at 5:35 pm

    This was amazing! So excited I had all of the ingredients at home too! Thanks!

    • Julie
      01/12/2018 at 7:26 am

      Great news!

  5. Kirsten
    02/01/2018 at 2:20 pm

    Made this recipe! It is delicious! The whole family loved it. Definitely recommend doubling or tripling for large families. My family contains 6. First time doubled. This time I’m tripling! When I mean good! You will want to make the sauce to put on everything!

  6. Sherry Hardin
    02/02/2018 at 4:54 am

    Omg that’s the best teriyaki sauce! Thanks so much for the recipe. That will be my go-to teriyaki recipe for now on! I had left over ribs and extra broccoli, so I cut up the ribs and made this recipe. 😁 It was awesome!

  7. Monet
    02/23/2018 at 1:31 pm

    I loved this !! I actually served it over noodles & I used avocado coconut oil instead of olive oil it was soooo good !!

  8. bianca t
    03/29/2018 at 12:09 am

    hi! quick question, is there another type of vinegar i can use in place of the rice vinegar?

    • Julie
      03/29/2018 at 7:57 am

      white vinegar would work fine

  9. Morgan
    04/16/2018 at 7:57 pm

    So good! So easy! So delicious! Thank you so much for sharing. We will definitely be adding this to our weekly rotation now.

    • Julie
      04/18/2018 at 7:05 pm


  10. Brenda Marie
    04/20/2018 at 6:46 pm

    I just put the broccoli (chopped/frozen) into a strainer and run it under hot water while the chicken is cooking. Less time spent and less cleanup. Super easy and delicious (especially for those of us who can’t have Chinese food) recipe! Have already made it several times.

    • Julie
      04/22/2018 at 12:21 pm

      Great idea!! So glad you enjoyed!!

  11. Persiasbloom
    05/06/2018 at 3:24 pm

    I’m out of cornstarch. Is there a way I can use flour as a replacement?

    • Julie
      05/07/2018 at 7:09 pm

      You could

  12. Tanya White
    05/06/2018 at 10:28 pm

    The first time I made this the sauce came out insanely thick and the flavor was overpowering. So I added an extra half cup of water at the end of cooking and let it thicken a bit again. It’s so good! I make it every other week and my kids love it. Thanks!

  13. Rebeca
    06/25/2018 at 9:57 pm

    Lovely recipe! Life saver for a busy week night for sure. Any chance you have nutritional info for it handy?

    • Julie
      06/26/2018 at 6:33 am

      Not yet, I’m slowly working through recipes to add them. In the meantime, you can use Google and find a nutritional calculator and input it that way.

  14. Mag
    07/12/2018 at 7:30 pm

    Just made this today. Used regular vinger and flour instead of cornstarch. Everyone loved it! Omg! This recipe is so easy and so yummy! Thanks!

    • Julie
      07/15/2018 at 7:00 am

      Yay! Thanks for letting me know

  15. Jutta
    07/15/2018 at 2:31 pm

    Made this today and I can only agree with all others who commented: absolutely awesome and delicious. Thanks for all your cooking inspiration, not only with this recipe. This surely will become a staple in our kitchen. Greetings from Germany, Jutta

    • Julie
      07/20/2018 at 8:31 am

      So wonderful to hear! Thank you!

  16. Jeremy Holloway
    07/30/2018 at 9:38 pm

    This was an absolute hit at my house. We have 5 kids so meals like this are normally ideal. I made extra sauce then added carrots and mixed in rice noodles. I haven’t heard the dinner table so silent in a long time!!! Loved it!!!

    • Julie
      08/01/2018 at 7:22 pm

      Ha, that’s amazing!!

  17. Vineeta Hendry
    08/29/2018 at 11:31 pm

    so good!!! Thank you!!

  18. Janteen
    09/02/2018 at 4:58 am

    So easy to cook and so delicious.
    If you cook regularly, you will find that you have most ingredients already in your kitchen. So you just need to buy the meat and vegetable. That is easy too.
    Just don’t forget to start with cooking the rice first (I did), then it really only takes 20 minutes to serve your family a easy, healthy, great meal.
    It will definitely become one of our regular recipes. THANK YOU!

    • Julie
      09/03/2018 at 7:55 am

      Thanks so much for the review!!

  19. Boyd Kobe
    09/26/2018 at 1:31 am

    WoW, I will definitely try this. sounds so easy!

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