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Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken


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5 from 14 votes
Cook Time : 15 mins
Total Time : 1 hr
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Last Updated on January 2, 2023 by Corinne Schmitt

Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken is a delicious and healthy recipe that can be enjoyed at any time. This recipe is simple to make, and always a crowd-pleaser with the entire family. 

If you love air fryer chicken fried rice, then you may also enjoy this takeout favorite made at home. There’s no need to head out to your local takeout restaurant when you can make this dish at home.

Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken in a bowl, topped with sesame seeds with chopsticks on the side.

Air Fryer Hibachi Chicken 

Do you love the chicken at your local hibachi restaurant? This recipe allows you to make it at home. Not only is this meal delicious, but the chicken is also full of protein and other nutrients, such as calcium, iron, potassium, and zinc. 

Why I Love This Recipe

No matter if you are looking for a quick weeknight dinner or even a special occasion meal, this Teriyaki Chicken will be sure to please everyone! In addition to being flavorful, it also requires minimal effort which makes it the perfect dish. 

  • Easy to make
  • Perfect for picky eaters
  • Fills the house with a delicious aroma

If you love air fryer chicken recipes you may also enjoy this air fryer chicken pot pie recipe.

Ingredients

Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken ingredients.

You only need a few simple ingredients to help you make this tangy, yet easy recipe. This is a great meal for the entire family. 

  • chicken thighs –  I used boneless skinless chicken thighs for this recipe. They are slightly fatty, which leads to a nice flavor for this recipe. 
  • teriyaki sauce – My favorite teriyaki sauce is Kikkoman or Panda Express. 

Substitutions

Chicken: Instead of using chicken thighs, you could also use boneless skinless chicken breasts for this recipe. 

Sauce: Instead of a store-bought teriyaki sauce, you can make your own sauce at home for this delicious recipe. 

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

This teriyaki recipe is great as it is, but you could also top your chicken with other additional flavors if desired. 

Green Onions – A sprinkle of sliced green onions can add a nice flavor punch. 

Pineapple – Add some diced pineapple for a sweet and tangy flavor. 

Sesame Seeds – Sprinkle some sesame seeds onto the chicken for an added crunch. 

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a couple of kitchen tools to help you make this simple recipe. Gather these tools and get ready to make a takeout meal at home on a budget. 

  • baking dish – You will need a baking dish that will fit into your air fryer basket. I used a cake pan. 
  • air fryer – I used an 8 quart air fryer to make this simple recipe. 

How to Make Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken

Making this air fryer chicken recipe is simple. Just follow the instructions below and you will have a tasty meal in no time at all. 

Step 1: Mix together the marinade and chicken

In a large bowl or dish, add cut chicken. You want to cut the chicken into bite-size pieces. Top with the marinade, salt, and pepper. 

Marinade and chicken in a large bowl with pepper and salt on the side.

Step 2: Marinate the chicken

Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to marinate. This will allow the sauce to seep into the chicken to seal in the flavor and juices. 

Step 3: Add the chicken to a pan 

Pour chicken and marinade into a pie pan and place in the air fryer basket. 

Chicken and marinade in a pie pan and placed in the air fryer basket.

Step 4: Air fry the chicken 

Cook at 350 for 15 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked. Stir halfway through cooking. 

Chicken teriyaki is being cooked in the Air Fryer.

Step 5: Serve and enjoy

Serve over rice and garnish with sesame seeds. For a punch of heat add some crushed red peppers.

Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken in a bowl, topped with sesame seeds with chopsticks on the side.

Serving Suggestions

Here are a few of the sides dishes that I love to serve with this air fryer hibachi chicken recipe. 

Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken in a bowl, topped with sesame seeds with chopsticks on the side.

Pro Tips


Making this tasty dish at home in the air fryer can be easy to do following a few helpful tips. 

  • Save time by prepping all of your ingredients ahead of time.
  • If you are planning on making multiple batches, use two pans and split the marinade between them. 
  • Make sure the chicken is fully cooked before serving.
  • If you are using chicken breasts instead of chicken thighs, you might need to reduce the cook time by a couple minutes to not overcook the chicken. 
  • If you want to add more flavor to your sauce, you can add garlic and ginger to the sauce ingredients. 
  • I like to try to get my chicken in a single layer in the pan if I can. However, if you can’t, make sure to stir your chicken half-way through the cooking time. 
  • If you need a gluten-free version of this dish, make your own homemade teriyaki sauce in a small saucepan with tamari sauce or coconut aminos, brown sugar, and seasonings. 
  • To avoid the mess of spillage, you can line your air fryer basket with foil before you add the pan. 

FAQs

Do you have questions about this easy dinner recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe.

How to store

Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

How to reheat

Reheat in the air fryer at 350 degrees for 5 -6 minutes, or until heated through.

What should the internal temperature of cooked chicken be?

The internal temperature should reach 165 degrees F when you check it with a meat thermometer.

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Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken

Corinne Schmitt
This Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken is a homemade twist on your favorite takeout meal. It's easy to make, and always a hit with the family.
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Marinade Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 377 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • baking dish

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound chicken thighs boneless
  • 2 cups teriyaki sauce homemade or store-bought
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Sesame seeds for garnish

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl or dish, add cut chicken. You want to cut the chicken into bite-size pieces. Top with the marinade, salt, and pepper.
  • Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to marinate. This will allow the sauce to seep into the chicken to seal in the flavor and juices.
  • Pour chicken and marinade into a pie pan and place in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook at 350 for 15 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked. Stir halfway through cooking.
  • Serve over rice and garnish with sesame seeds. For a punch of heat add some crushed red peppers.

Notes

  • Save time by prepping all of your ingredients ahead of time.
  • If you are planning on making multiple batches, use two pans and split the marinade between them.
  • Make sure the chicken is fully cooked before serving.
  • If you are using chicken breast instead of chicken thighs, you might need to reduce the cook time by a couple minutes to not overcook the chicken.
  • If you want to add more flavor to your sauce, you can add garlic and ginger to the sauce ingredients.
  • I like to try to get my chicken in a single layer in the pan if I can. However, if you can’t, make sure to stir your chicken half-way through the cooking time.
  • If you need a gluten-free version of this dish, make your own homemade teriyaki sauce in a small saucepan with tamari sauce or coconut aminos, brown sugar, and seasonings.
  • To avoid the mess of spillage, you can line your air fryer basket with foil before you add the pan.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 377kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 27gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 5893mgPotassium: 560mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 90IUCalcium: 46mgIron: 3mg
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