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Close up of baked teriyaki chicken in white casserole dish

Baked Teriyaki Chicken

  • Author: Katya @ Little Broken
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 65 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Asian


Baked teriyaki chicken with brown rice and healthy teriyaki sauce is an easy and healthy family meal.




  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 cups long-grain brown rice, such as Jasmati
  • 3 cups hot (boiling) water
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless, chicken thighs, cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, sliced
  • 16 oz. bag frozen Asian style vegetables
  • Optional: green onions for garnish


  • 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 3 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. fresh grated ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch (whisked together with 1/4 cup water)



  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Rinse the rice under cold water and set aside.
  3. Add onions, garlic, salt and rice to a 9 X 13 casserole dish. Pour hot water and stir to combine.
  4. Stir in olive oil and chicken thighs. Top the mixture with butter; cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes.
  5. Remove foil, add frozen vegetables on top of the rice and chicken mixture without stirring. Return back to the oven and bake, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until tender.
  6. Pour teriyaki sauce over the rice and chicken mixture; cover with foil and let rest for 5-10 minutes before stirring/fluffing. If desired, garnish with fresh green onions before serving.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, honey, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes. Bring the mixture to a slow simmer.
  2. Add cornstarch slurry (cornstarch mixed with water) and simmer over medium-low heat until thickened, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and keep warm.

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