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Teriyaki Grilled Chicken

Kick up your next chicken dinner with this Teriyaki Grilled Chicken. Simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry come together to create one fantastic marinade!

Teriyaki Grilled Chicken from #chicken #grilling #asianinspiredmeals

Do you ever have those weeks where you’re off a day? You know, it’s Wednesday and you think it’s Thursday, or maybe it’s Wednesday but you think it’s Tuesday. This week has been one of those weeks for me. I attribute it to having Monday off. When I’m off on a Monday, the week seems to fly right by. Yesterday I kept thinking it was Tuesday and well Tuesday, I actually forgot it was Tuesday while I was sitting at my computer Tuesday evening. I went to link up at a party that I often link up at on Monday evenings and I was confused that it already had over 400 link ups when it just went live. What?! But then I realized it was Tuesday, not Monday.

So I sit here typing this on Thursday morning, a little baffled that it’s already Thursday but I’m not complaining. The weekend is almost here and I’m hoping that I will actually get in some relaxation this weekend. There will be school work but hopefully, it won’t be as time consuming as it was this week!

What is a relaxing weekend to you? To me, its being able to have one evening of fun time, whether it be grilling and having a few beers or going out for dinner and drinks. I usually consider any weekend where I’m not totally busy doing some type of school or house chore related activity a relaxing weekend. The last full blown relaxing weekend I had, where I didn’t do a darn thing with school and very seldom with the blog was when I went to the Keys in June. Ah, I cannot wait to have one of those weekends again. Those are nice to have at least once per year.

So what will you be doing this weekend? How about making this Teriyaki Grilled Chicken? It’s super simple to make and it’s delicious! Grill up some diced seasoned potatoes to go along with it and you’re set with a pretty darn good meal. Enjoy the recipe!

Teriyaki Grilled Chicken

Teriyaki Grilled Chicken

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 6 - 7 chicken drumsticks, with the skin
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 C soy sauce
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sherry
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/4 C brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • Green onions for garnish


  1. Whisk together all ingredients, minus the chicken
  2. Place the chicken in a large bowl or container that has a secure lid and pour the marinade over it. Secure with the lid and shake up. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour (or even overnight).
  3. Heat your grill to medium and grill the chicken over indirect heat for 20-30 minutes or until it reaches an internal temp of 165. During the first few minutes of grilling, Spread some of the marinade over the chicken. But only do this early in the grilling due to the marinade being in contact with raw chicken.
  4. Remove the chicken from the grill and garnish with green onion, if desired.



Teriyaki Grilled Chicken from #chicken #grilling #asianinspiredmeals


  • What are your favorite foods to grill?
  • Will you be grilling this weekend? If so, what will you be grilling?
  • Do you like to grill vegetables?
  • For my northern friends, what’s the coldest temp that you ever grilled in?

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9 comments on “Teriyaki Grilled Chicken”

  1. Yes it’s almost the weekend already! I’ve been off too this week and actually missed linky parties because my days were off in my head lol! A relaxing weekend to me is one in which I have a whole day of fun activities with boy planned and a second day of laying low in the house and getting some cleaning/ chores done. Preferably minimal baking/blogging. But always time for flavorful dinners like these grilled chicken. Love how crispy they look. Pinned!

  2. It has been waaaaaay too long since I’ve made teriyaki chicken! This looks amazing, girl! xo

  3. My mouth is watering because this chicken looks so delicious! Pinned and making this one weekend. I have to admit that the perfect relaxing weekend for me is one spent away from my house doing something fun. When I am home on the weekends, I feel like I should always be doing something productive around the house.

  4. I have those days too! When it’s Wednesday, I think it’s Friday. Haha… I was really wishing the weekend was here. I love relaxing weekends. I find them relaxing when Chris and I go away for the weekend. No house chores, no cooking no cleaning! The last time we went away was in May. We have a couple of trips coming up next month so I’m looking forward to those. :) Now lazy weekends are a different story. It’s when I sleep in, watch TV and order takeouts. I have those quite often, except the takeout part.. hee hee.. This chicken dish looks incredible Julie. I love how charred and juicy it looks, yum! Pinning of course. Have a great Thursday and a great weekend ahead!

  5. Yes, I’m all confused on my days this week becz the boys are home for Fall break…so last night was our Friday night. So, I guess today feels like a Saturday!
    I’m so excited you posted the recipe up of these chicken legs…you were making drool on IG! Love grilling legs. (=

  6. I love teriyaki chicken — yours looks SO delicious!

  7. Yum the chicken looks delicious! And your MN friend has grilled out in zero temps… just shovel the deck, brush off the grill and let it heat up for a long time…. pinned and sharing on FB. Have a good night!

  8. I would like to make this in the oven. Could you suggest the oven temperature (350?) for how much time (1 hour?) . Would appreciate your reply. Thank you. Love your blog/