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20-Minute Teriyaki Chicken

March 30, 2018

Want a quick and easy dinner recipe that comes together in under 20 minutes? Whip up this 20-minute Teriyaki chicken recipe with steamed broccoli and brown rice for a healthy meal or weeknight dinner.

Want a quick and easy dinner recipe that comes together in under 20 minutes? Whip up this 20-minute Teriyaki chicken recipe with steamed broccoli and brown rice for a healthy meal or weeknight dinner.

Did you know that March is National Sauce Month? Don’t worry, neither did I 😉 But it’s true and just in the nick of time I’ve got this 20-Minute Teriyaki Chicken recipe for you to celebrate. This officially leaves you with 1 more day to whip out your party attire and get your sauce on.

But in all seriousness, I really do think we need to celebrate the glory that is sauce, more often. A meal is not a meal without sauce. All the delicious ingredients can be compiled but without some added sauce goodness it’s going to be pretty bland. So when you say you love teriyaki, piri piri, curry, or even the beloved Buddha Bowl, what you’re really saying is that you love sauce. So let’s give credit where credit is due!

That’s why I’m super excited to be teaming up with Soy Vay for this post to celebrate the cornerstone of every meal, SAUCE!

Veri Veri Teriyaki Chicken and How To Make 20-Minute Teriyaki Chicken

I’m not gonna lie, I was pretty honored/excited when Soy Vay reached out. As most of you know, I’m Jewish but as many of you don’t know, the word “Maven” is actually an ode to my Jewish roots. Maven is the yiddish word for “wise person” though it’s oftentimes interpreted as “know-it-all”. I think the latter is a more accurate description of me. Yiddish is a traditional jewish language from Eastern Europe that is a fusion of German and Hebrew. Both sides of my family came from Eastern Europe and yiddish words are dropped on the reg in my family. Last week on vacation with my parents, we exclusively referred to the steam room as the “shvitz” which is the yiddish word for sweat.

In fact, “Soy Vay” is actually a play on words from the yiddish term “Oy Vey” which means ” Woe is me”! A term that I can be heard using daily, though is usually just shortened to “oy!!!”

Needless to say, this is kind of a dream partnership for me and likely has made Mama Maven *almost* as proud as if I became a doctor…close enough!

How To Make 20-Minute Teriyaki Chicken

Though nowhere near my Jewish roots, this 20-minute teriyaki chicken is easy, quick and full of flavor – did I mention it’s kosher?! It’s also Kosher for Passover, which officially begins tonight so stock up!

More importantly, this 20-minute teriyaki chicken makes for a delicious dinner that comes together quickly so you can spend more time brushing up on your yiddish vocabulary and make your Jewish parents proud!


20-Minute Teriyaki Chicken

20-minute Teriyaki chicken for an easy and delicious weeknight dinner recipe.
  • Author: The Healthy Maven
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour (cornstarch works too)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (divided)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 large head of broccoli, chopped into florets
  • 3/4 cup Soy Vay Veri Veri Teriyaki Sauce
  • optional: rice for serving


  1. Add chicken to a ziploc bag and top with tapioca flour. Seal bag and shake until chicken is well-coated.
  2. Add 1 tbsp olive oil to a large pan and heat over medium-high heat.
  3. Add chicken and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side until cooked through. Chicken should brown slightly.
  4. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Add remaining olive oil to pan and stir in onions. Cook on medium-high heat for 3 minutes.
  6. Add broccoli and 1 tbsp of water and place a top or cover on pan to steam broccoli for 2 minutes.
  7. Stir in chicken and top with Soy Vay Veri Veri Teriyaki sauce. Bring to a boil and then allow to simmer for 3 minutes.
  8. Serve immediately over rice or base of choice.

Healthy 20-Minute Teriyaki Chicken - an easy weeknight dinner recipe that's ready in under 20 minutes. The whole family will love it!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Soy Vay. The opinions and text are all mine.

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  • Reply
    Kimberly Baxter
    April 1, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    Yumm … Love these healthy and quick meal. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply
    April 9, 2018 at 2:39 am

    aha the teriyaki sauce looks delicious! What is the differences between it and soy sauce?
    I think it’s like the combination of soy and sesame..

  • Reply
    John Dovala
    April 15, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    Any particular reason one must use tapioca flour for this recipe? Just curious. Thanks

  • Reply
    Lara C
    April 16, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    I didn’t know that National Sauce Month was a thing, but I’m so glad that I do now lol. This is so quick and simple and it looks so delicious! I can’t resist Asian inspired food. Can’t wait to try this out 🙂

  • Reply
    April 26, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    I love chicken Teriyaki! I loved the recipe and I’ll do it. Kisses

  • Reply
    February 9, 2019 at 5:01 am

    thanks for your sharing, Which taste best for the chicken.. orange juice, pineapple juice or lemon juice?

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