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Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Recipe- Home in the Finger Lakes

Daylight savings time is doing me in this year, it really doesn’t help that I have a horrible head cold, I am literally sick and tired. So I am going to keep this quick, which is exactly how this Homemade Teriyaki Sauce mixes up.

I think every family has their own meal that goes on the table quickly and is easy on the wallet  stir fry happens to be ours, I probably make stir-fry 3-4 times a month.  I will admit for many years I have relied on store bought bottled sauces for my stir-fries, for some reason I thought it was impossible to replicate Asian sauces without a ton of exotic ingredients.  Oh boy, was I wrong. 

One day when I had procrastinated any sort of dinner planning until about 2:30 pm I pulled out my standby stir-fry ingredients and dug around in my cupboards for a bottle of sauce. Turning up empty handed in the sauce department I turned to Google and ran across this super easy recipe for Homemade Teriyaki Sauce. Figuring the other option is cereal I decided why not give it a go and I am so glad I did, it is excellent!

Chicken Fajita Seasoning Mix Recipe- Home in the Finger Lakes

Chicken Fajita Seasoning Mix

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon granular chicken bouillon
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin


  1. In a large skillet, saute peppers and onions in oil until crisp-tender. Remove and keep warm. .
  2. In the same skillet, cook 1 pound sliced boneless skinless chicken breast over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes or until no longer pink. Return bell peppers to pan; heat through.
  3. Combine 2 heaping tablespoons of fajita seasoning with 1/4 cup cool water.
  4. Simmer until thickened
Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Recipe- Home in the Finger Lakes


Thursday 20th of October 2016

What's substitute for cornstarch?

Jennifer Morrisey

Thursday 20th of October 2016

Unfortunately, I cannot answer this with certainty as I have never tried any other thickener in this recipe, here is a link to a substitution guide that may be helpful... but as always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications.


Wednesday 19th of March 2014

I've never made teriyaki sauce right from scratch before! Definitely need to give your brilliant recipe a go! :)

Joanne/WineLady Cooks

Friday 14th of March 2014

Jennifer this is so easy and has no horrible preservatives. Thanks so much for sharing your homemade Teriyaki Sauce recipe. I hope you start feeling better soon. :)

Jennifer Morrisey

Monday 17th of March 2014

Thank you Joanne! I am on the road to recovery now :-)

Sarah @ The Chef Next Door

Friday 14th of March 2014

What a great looking sauce, and so easy to put together! I will definitely try this the next time I make stir fry. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Jennifer Morrisey

Monday 17th of March 2014

Thank you Sarah! It really mixes up fast and tastes great :-)

Joanne T Ferguson

Friday 14th of March 2014

G'day! looks very healthy indeed Jennifer! Shared the love today! Cheers! Joanne

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