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Super Easy Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

Prepare Teriyaki sauce with 4 common ingredients you find at home. Add this sauce as the last step in your home stir fry. This homemade sauce works well with tofu, chicken and pork dishes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese
Keyword: homemade sauce, Teriyaki sauce
Servings: 4
Calories: 31kcal
Author: Gloria Tsang, RD


  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tbsp muscovado sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp chili-garlic sauce or sriracha optional


  • In a measuring cup, whisk all ingredients together.
  • After finished cooking your stirfry, leave all the meat and veggies in the cooking pan and do not turn off the heat or gas. As a last step, stir in your sauce. As the sauce heats up, it will turn translucent and start to bubble. This means that the sauce is ready.
  • Give it a last stir to make sure all ingredients are coated with the sauce. Serve immediately.


Each serving provides:
31 kcal | 0.8 g protein | 7.2 g total carb | 0.1 g fibre | 4.6 g sugar | 0 g total fat
Excerpted from Dinner, Uncomplicated: Fixing a Delicious Meal Every Night of the Week by Claire Tansey. Copyright © 2020 by Claire Tansey. Photography by Suech & Beck © 2020. Reprinted by permission