Teriyaki Chicken

Cooking Teriyaki Chicken on the Blackstone Griddle is a simple yet flavorful experience you won’t want to miss. With just a few ingredients like chicken, teriyaki sauce, oil, salt, and pepper, you can create a delicious meal in minutes. This versatile dish is perfect for a weeknight dinner or entertaining friends and family.

Preheat your Blackstone Griddle to medium-high heat and get ready to transform ordinary chicken into a savory masterpiece. Adding a bit of oil before placing the chicken on the griddle ensures it cooks evenly and prevents sticking. As you cook, the sweet and tangy teriyaki sauce will infuse the chicken with a rich flavor everyone will enjoy.

Don’t forget to toss in some vegetables for added color and nutrition. Not only do they complement the chicken, but they also soak up the teriyaki sauce, making every bite a burst of flavor. Cooking everything on the Blackstone Griddle makes the process quick and easy, giving you more time to savor each delicious bite.

Preparing the Teriyaki Chicken

To make delicious teriyaki chicken on the Blackstone griddle, you need to start with the right chicken and a flavorful marinade. These steps will ensure the best taste and texture.

Choosing the Right Chicken

For this recipe, boneless, skinless chicken breasts or chicken thighs work best. Chicken breasts are leaner and have fewer calories but tend to dry out if overcooked. Chicken thighs are more forgiving due to their higher fat content, which keeps them juicy and flavorful.

Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces for even cooking. Smaller pieces will cook quickly and soak up the teriyaki sauce well. This helps in achieving consistent flavor in every bite.

Making the Teriyaki Marinade

A good teriyaki marinade combines sweet, salty, and savory flavors. Here’s a simple recipe to make your own:


  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice (optional for extra flavor)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. In a bowl, mix soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, garlic, and ginger.
  2. Add the pineapple juice if using.
  3. Season with salt and black pepper.

Marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes. For even better flavor, marinate for 2-4 hours. Place the chicken in the refrigerator during this time to keep it fresh.

When ready to cook, drain the marinade from the chicken. This helps prevent flare-ups on the griddle and ensures your chicken cooks properly. Enjoy your flavorful teriyaki chicken cooked to perfection!

Cooking and Serving

When making Teriyaki Chicken on your Blackstone griddle, it’s important to focus on key steps: griddling the chicken, preparing complementary side dishes, and adding the finishing touches for a perfect meal.

Griddling the Chicken

Start by preheating your Blackstone grill to medium-high heat. This ensures the cooking surface reaches around 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Use either vegetable oil or avocado oil to coat the griddle, spreading it evenly with a spatula. Place the chicken thighs or chicken breasts on the grill, seasoning with kosher salt and pepper. If you’re aiming for a sweet and spicy flavor, consider adding some crushed red pepper flakes as well.

Cook the chicken for around 3-4 minutes on each side. Flip them using hibachi spatulas when the bottom browns. The internal temperature should reach 165 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure they are fully cooked. Frequently toss and flip the chicken to evenly coat it with teriyaki sauce, creating a sweet, thick, and sticky glaze.

Preparing the Side Dishes

Side dishes complete the meal. Steamed white rice is a classic choice that pairs well with the teriyaki chicken. Cook the rice in a rice cooker or on the stovetop while the chicken is griddling.

For veggies, consider onion, yellow bell pepper, red bell pepper, mushrooms, and broccoli. Toss these vegetables on the Blackstone grill with a little oil. Season them lightly with salt and pepper. Cook them until they are tender yet slightly crisp, which usually takes about 5-7 minutes. This creates a wonderful teriyaki chicken stir fry combo right on your griddle.

Finishing Touches and Plating

Once everything is cooked, it’s time for the finishing touches. Thinly slice some green onions and sprinkle them over the chicken for a fresh taste. Drizzle additional teriyaki sauce over the chicken for extra flavor and sprinkle sesame seeds for a bit of crunch.

Arrange the teriyaki chicken, steamed white rice, and veggies on a plate. For a more decorative plating, place the rice in a small bowl or mold and then invert onto the plate to create a neat mound. Garnish with extra green onions and serve immediately.

This method ensures your Blackstone Chicken Teriyaki is both visually appealing and delicious, making it a perfect option for a delightful family dinner.

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