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jar of homemade teriyaki sauce

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

This delicious homemade teriyaki sauce recipe is easy to make and goes perfect in stir-fry or tossed with chicken, beef, pork, or vegetables.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 391kcal


  • 1 ½ cups soy sauce
  • ¾ cup mirin
  • 1 cup sake
  • ¾ cup honey


  • Add all the ingredients to a large mixing bowl.
  • Whisk everything until it is completely combined and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.


Chef Notes:
Make-Ahead: You can make this recipe up to 2 weeks ahead of time.
How to Store: Cover and keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks. You can freeze this covered for up to 3 months. The sauce will need to be brought to a boil before using if you freeze it.
You can add garlic, ginger, onion, and/or rice vinegar to this recipe to further enhance the flavor.
If using cane sugar or brown sugar, you can substitute for honey, you will need to cook the ingredients over low heat while whisking until the sugar is dissolved.
Feel free to replace the mirin with sherry wine.
If you can’t get sake substitute for equal parts vodka and water.


Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5202mg | Potassium: 232mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 64g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg