Teriyaki Sauce

5 from 5 votes

Add an Asian-inspired flair to your meals!

You know you’re tired of the plain ‘ol chicken, the plain ‘ol beef, and now you’re even sick of the plain ‘ol tofu! Well, we’re going to give you what they’re asking for. We’re going to give you a flavor party.

And how do you provide a flavor party, you ask? Good question! We’ll do it by breaking out your super secret Skinny Ms. weapon, the uber simple and relentlessly tasty teriyaki sauce recipe, that’s how. With just a very small number of ingredients and less than five minutes, you can create a flavor sensation that will put a stop to the sighs and groans at the dinner table once and for all. We’ve used a bit of light soy sauce and a dahs of mirin to supply savory, mouth-watering flavor that holds off on the excess fat, calories, and cholesterol. And instead of packing this teriyaki recipe with loads of refined and processed sugar, our secret weapon is honey. Honey brings on the sweetness without the processed ingredients.

The chicken will be dancing in teriyaki zest. The beef will become a teriyaki flavor festival. And the tofu will wonder what it was doing with its life before your teriyaki sauce came along. Seriously, it’s that good. But don’t just take our word for it, give the Skinny Ms. teriyaki sauce recipe a whirl! The feedback from the folks ’round the dinner table will speak for itself, we’re sure.

5 from 5 votes

Teriyaki Sauce

With no refined sugar and zero fat, this homemade teriyaki sauce is a must-have in your kitchen.
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 24 people
Serving Size 1 tablespoon
Course Condiment
Cuisine Asian
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar or mirin
  • 1 tablespoon honey or coconut palm sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 teaspoons ginger root fresh, peeled and grated
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water


  • Combine the soy sauce, vinegar or mirin, sweetener, garlic, and ginger in a small saucepan with 1/4 cup water. Bring to a boil. Mix the cornstarch with the water and add it to the pot. Boil for 1 minute and turn off the heat. Serve.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 9kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 354mg | Sugar: 1g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 0
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Diabetic-Friendly, Low-Carb, Quick and Easy

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    1. Karen, 2-1/2 teaspoons of cornstarch should be whisked into the 2 tablespoons of water to form a slurry, and then whisked into the pot. Thanks for checking.

  1. Hi, I have been a vegan chef for 30 years and I specialized in health food, owning a wholesale vegetarian packaged food company as well as catering. Mirin is generally made with sugar, and rice vinegar will give a totally different flavor. A better substitute would be dry sherry, it gives the sweetness without the sugar and not the acid of vinegar.

  2. Tried it and doesn’t taste sweet with only one tablespoon. Too much vinegar in my opinion. So sorry, but not a fan of this sauce

    1. We’re sorry to hear you didn’t care for this sauce. Please feel free to reduce the vinegar to your taste preference!

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