Easy Weeknight Chicken Teriyaki

Weeknight cooking… oh how easy it is to throw a frozen pizza in the oven or order Chinese. But fear not! This recipe is as easy as opening the freezer and reaching for that Lean Cuisine, and so much more delicious. My mom and I have been making this recipe forever, and it’s always the perfect weeknight option. After marinating, the chicken can be baked, pan fried or grilled. I prefer the smoky char of the grill for this dish, but feel free to prepare in your favorite method!

Chicken Teriyaki

Easy Weeknight Chicken Teriyaki


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup cool water
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger


Combine all ingredients except chicken and stir until thoroughly combined. Add chicken and arrange so breasts are completely covered by liquid. Marinate for at least 2 hours, or as long as overnight. This dish is great to prepare the night before, so it’s ready for the grill or oven or however you prefer. Enjoy!

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