a jar of Homemade Teriyaki Sauce with two chopsticks on top

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce (Low Sugar + Paleo Friendly)

This easy homemade Teriyaki Sauce recipe from This Mess is Ours uses prune purée in place of refined sugars. Keep a batch on hand to whip up delicious meals that you can feel good about serving to your family. Need some inspo? Be sure to check out our recipe for Chicken Teriyaki Bowls!

jar of teriyaki sauce with chopsticks resting on top

Make Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

Our recipe for homemade teriyaki sauce couldn’t be easier! Here’s what you’ll need:

Soy Sauce or Tamari

Orange Juice

Garlic

Ginger

Prune Purée

Simply add all of the ingredients to a saucepan, bring to a simmer, and let it cook down for 10 minutes. Easy, right?

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce: Marinade, Stir Fry + More

There are so many delicious ways to use this superb sauce. Use it as a marinade for grilled chicken or beef, toss it into a stir fry, or use it as a dipping sauce for tempura veggies. And of course, you’ve got to try our recipe for Teriyaki Sheet Pan Chicken.

How long does Homemade Teriyaki Sauce last?

If stored in an airtight container in the fridge, your teriyaki sauce should last up to a month.

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two Chicken Teriyaki Bowls with chopsticks and a napkin

Your new favorite dinner: Teriyaki Chicken Bowls

Use our homemade teriyaki sauce to make Teriyaki Chicken Bowls! It’s tastier than takeout…and healthier, too. Bonus: this quick and easy meal cooks on one single sheet pan, meaning clean up is a breeze.

a jar of Homemade Teriyaki Sauce with two chopsticks on top

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce (Low Sugar + Paleo Friendly)

Meg van der Kruir
This easy homemade Teriyaki Sauce recipe uses prune pureé in place of refined sugars. Keep a batch on hand to whip up delicious meals that you can feel good about serving to your family. Need some inspo? Be sure to check out our recipe for Sheet Pan Chicken Teriyaki Bowls!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dip
Cuisine Quick & Easy
Servings 6
Calories 47 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • cup Tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 cloves garlic finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 3 tablespoons prune puree

Instructions
 

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer.
  • Simmer the sauce for 10 minutes until reduced and slightly thickened.

Notes

Makes one cup.
Paleo option: Substitute coconut aminos for the Tamari.

Nutrition

Calories: 47kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 2gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.03gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.02gSodium: 721mgPotassium: 173mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 140IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 0.5mg
Keyword Meg van der Kruik, sauce, teriyaki
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