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Teriyaki Sauce

You can't have chicken and rice without this classic tangy sauce.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 21 kcal
Author Dylan Corizone


  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 5 teaspoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey or more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ cup cold water


  1. In a saucepan, combine 1 cup of water with the soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, ginger, and garlic powder. Get all of that going on medium heat, then cook until it's nearly heated through, about a minute.

  2. Mix the cornstarch and the 1/4 cold water together in a cup and stir until the cornstarch has dissolved. Add that to the saucepan, and continue cooking, making sure to stir the sauce around, until it's nice and thick, 5 to 7 minutes.