Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

My husband and I were invited to the home of my aunt’s brother for dinner years ago.  His wife was Korean and that night she made the best chicken teriyaki I have ever had.  She told me how to make it. I was amazed that her sauce only had three ingredients ~ soy sauce, honey, and garlic. The secret, she told me, is to marinate the chicken overnight, bone-in breasts, in her case.  I still use her method.  I made these teriyaki skewers for my son’s birthday, and my husband grilled them for us.  They were delicious, even though I added a few extra ingredients this time around.


1 c. soy sauce

1/2 c. honey

1 T rice vinegar

3 cloves garlic, sliced thinly

1 tsp. ground ginger, fresh would be better, but I just decided to throw the ginger in at the last minute and didn’t have fresh.

8 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts with fat trimmed, thinly sliced against the grain


Combine soy sauce, honey, garlic, vinegar, and ginger to make a marinade.  Toss in chicken and coat well.  Be sure to have all chicken submerged in the marinade.

Cover and refrigerate overnight.  Thread three or four pieces on bamboo skewers.  Repeat until all chicken is used.  Grill until cooked through.


  1. Stacy Caldwell April 17, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    What did you serve with this?

    1. edibletapestry April 17, 2013 at 2:32 pm

      They were for my son’s birthday party. I think we had ham and pineapple skewers. Can’t remember the rest. I’ll see if I have pictures of the party. Can’t believe I didn’t post them here and gab, gab, gab. This was back when the blog was a baby and I was too shy to say much. Imagine that. lol

  2. Hanna Laws June 9, 2013 at 12:12 am

    I save and freeze all the tenderloins from the chicken breasts I buy. Then grill a whole lot at once. I am going to try this next time. It sounds soooo good!


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