3 Ingredient Chicken Teriyaki

chicken teriyaki

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Do you want to experience the delicious taste of Panda Express without having to leave your own kitchen? Who doesn’t! This simple 3 ingredient Chicken Teriyaki recipe is sticky, tangy, hearty, flavorful, and it will quickly become a dinnertime staple in your home!

Try it once and you will be hooked.

This is one of our family’s favorite dinners. We make it at least once per month, sometimes more. All my friends who’ve tried this recipe rave about how delicious and simple it is, and it’s a pantry staple for them now too!

The best part? It’s so easy.

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chicken teriyaki

The best part about this chicken teriyaki recipe is it doesn’t take a lot of complicated ingredients to get big flavor. The sauce I use in the recipe does all the work, and it makes it taste like amaze-balls takeout!

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3 Ingredient Chicken Teriyaki

Delicious, sticky chicken teriyaki with only 3 ingredients? Yes, it's possible!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken dinner, chicken teriyaki, easy chicken recipes, easy chicken teriyaki
Servings: 4
Cost: 12


  • 4 Tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 2-4 Lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 1 Bottle 20.5 oz Panda Express Mandarin Teriyaki Sauce
  • 2 Cups White Rice
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

Optional Toppings:

  • Green Onion
  • Sriracha Sauce


  • Add rice to rice cooker or cook on the stovetop according to package directions.
  • While rice is cooking, add cooking oil to a large heavy skillet on medium high heat.
  • Flatten the boneless skinless chicken thighs as much as possible. Leave each piece of chicken whole (do not pre-slice). Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add to skillet and brown on both sides until cooked through. You may have to cook them in 2 batches if they don't all fit in the pan.
  • Remove chicken from skillet onto a cutting board. Rest 5-10 minutes.
  • When the chicken has rested, slice into strips. Return to pan on low heat and add teriyaki sauce to coat the chicken well. You probably won't need the whole bottle. Heat through.
  • Serve over rice and top with optional toppings, if desired.


The Panda Express sauce can be found at Walmart and other retailers. It sometimes goes by “Mandarin Sauce” or “Mandarin Teriyaki Sauce” depending on the packaging. It’s the same thing! Although this is by far my favorite brand, if you can’t find it, substitute with a similar sauce. You want it to be thick, sticky teriyaki sauce, not a marinade.
We typically make this in a huge batch and the bottle of teriyaki sauce stretches really far,  we only need 1/2-2/3 of a bottle for each batch of chicken we make.
For cooking oil, vegetable oil or sesame oil are recommended.

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