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Quick & Easy Teriyaki Sauce

This quick & easy teriyaki sauce is a cinch to make and tastes great! It's great as a sauce, a glaze, or a marinade!
Adapted from Chrisy @ Homemade Hooplah
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Japanese


  • 1 ¼ cup water divided
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar packed
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger*
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  • Combine 1 cup of water, soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, ginger and garlic powder into a sauce pan on medium heat. Wisk all of the ingredients together and keep wisking so your sauce doesn’t burn.
  • While your sauce is coming to a boil, make your slurry. Mix your remaining ¼ cup of water with the 2 tablespoons of cornstarch in a small bowl and mix to combine until the cornstarch is dissolved into the water.
  • Once your sauce is boiling, pour the slurry into the saucepan and bring your sauce back to a boil. Let the sauce cook for 1-2 minutes, or until your sauce has reached your desired thickness. You’ll know it’s good when the sauce will easily coat the back of a spoon.
  • Use the sauce immediately.**


* You can substitute fresh ginger for ground ginger; just keep in mind that the ground ginger packs more of a punch, so you’ll need to scale up when using the fresh stuff. In general, ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger = 1 teaspoon of grated fresh ginger.
** You can store this sauce in the fridge for three to five days in an airtight container OR you can freeze it for two to three months in a freezer-safe container. Let the sauce cool before storing it in a cooler temperature.
Freezer Tip: 
I like to label my freezer food with what it is, any preparation instructions that would be helpful for Future!Katie and the date that it was made/frozen so I have a frame of reference for how long I can keep it.
WW Info:
  • 2 WW Smartpoints for all three plans 💙💚💜 
    • Serving size is 2 tablespoons
      • based on 16 servings per recipe.
  • Calculated using the WW Recipe Creator.
Keyword asian, glaze, marinade, quick & easy, sauce, teriyaki, teriyaki sauce