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Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken

This Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken is quick and easy with a homemade teriyaki sauce that will satisfy all your takeout cravings. Using minimal ingredients you can have this healthy teriyaki chicken ready in under 30 minutes. It is sticky, sweet and delicious over rice or steamed vegetables. 

Why you'll love this recipe

  • This better than takeout teriyaki chicken is ready in under 30 minutes.
  • Both kids and adults will love this recipe. 
  • This recipe uses minimal ingredients and pantry staples.
  • Air fryer teriyaki chicken is great reheated for meal prep. 
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Do you have to use chicken breast?

No, you can use chicken breast, thighs or even beef for this air fryer teriyaki chicken. All would be great. Thighs will be nice and tender and full of flavor. 

What air fryer do you use?

I have become slightly obsessed with using my air fryer for everything, liked here. I do find it is pretty loud in the kitchen but it gets the job done and makes perfect cooked chicken for this air fryer teriyaki chicken recipe. We have had it since Amazon Prime day 2020 without any issues.

Here are some of our favorite air fryer recipes: 

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Ingredients and Substitutes:

These are the main ingredients and substitutions. See recipe card below for full ingredients list and instructions for Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken.

Chicken Breast: you can use any chicken breast. Chicken tenderloins, chicken breast, chicken cutlets or even thighs. 

Coconut Aminos: this recipe calls for coconut aminos. I prefer aminos to soy sauce as it’s less salty to taste. You can also use soy sauce or tamari as a substitute. 

Toasted Sesame Oil: both toasted and regular will work in this recipe. I prefer the flavor of toasted. 

Lite Maple Syrup: if you do not want to use lite syrup you can use regular pancake syrup, 100% maple syrup or honey.  

Tapioca Flour: to thicken the sauce I am using tapioca flour. You can use corn starch, arrowroot or you’re preferred thickener. Mix it with water to dissolve prior to adding to the sauce. 

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How to make air fryer teriyaki chicken:

Step 1: Cook the Chicken

Preheat the air fryer. Chop the chicken into bite size pieces. Season with salt and pepper. Add the chicken to the basket of the air fryer and cook at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes until cooked through.

Step 2: Make the Sauce

In a mason jar or sealed top container, add all the sauce ingredients except the tapioca flour and water and shake well the combine.

Step 3: Thicken the Sauce

Add the sauce to a pan over medium heat on the stove. While the sauce begins to simmer add tapioca flour and water to a small bowl and mix together well. Add the the sauce and bring to a boil.

Step 4: Add the Chicken

Whisk the sauce while it boils to thicken. Once the sauce has thickened add the cooked chicken from the air fryer.

Step 5: Serve

Mix together and top with chopped green onions and toasted sesame seeds. Serve with rice or steamed vegetables.

Sauce TIP ..

Do not add the juice from the air fryer. If you dump it into the sauce your sauce will not be thick and you will need to add additional tapioca flour to get the sauce thickened back up. I would suggest you remove the chicken from the air fryer with tongs and add to the sauce so that it stays nice and sticky and thick. 

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What to serve with this recipe?

Serve your air fryer teriyaki chicken with steamed or roasted vegetables, rice or add to a wrap and enjoy! 

If you like this recipe be sure to check out some of our other easy air fryer recipes!

Yields

4 Servings

Approximately 165 grams (see note)

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air fryer teriyaki chicken

Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken

This air fryer teriyaki chicken is sticky, sweet and better than takeout. It's ready in under 30 minutes with minimal ingredients and delicious paired with rice or steamed vegetables.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4 servings
Calories 291 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 lbs. Chicken Breast chopped

Teriyaki Sauce

  • 2/3 cup Coconut Aminos
  • 2 tsp. Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 1/4 cup Lite Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Ginger
  • 1-2 tsp. Tapioca Flour
  • 1 tbsp. Water

Garnish

  • Green Onions Chopped
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds

Instructions
 

For the Chicken

  • Preheat the air fryer.
  • Chop the chicken into bite size pieces. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the chicken to the basket of the air fryer and cook at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes until cooked through.

For the Teriyaki Sauce

  • In a mason jar or sealed top container, add all the sauce ingredients except the tapioca flour and water and shake well the combine.
  • Add the sauce to a pan over medium heat on the stove.
  • While the sauce begins to simmer add tapioca flour and water to a small bowl and mix together well. Add the the sauce and bring to a boil.
  • Whisk the sauce while it boils to thicken. Once the sauce has thickened add the cooked chicken from the air fryer.
  • Mix together and top with chopped green onions and toasted sesame seeds.
  • Serve with rice or steamed vegetables.

Notes

For exact measurements per serving weigh your final dish and divide by the number of servings. 

Nutrition

Serving: 165gCalories: 291kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 36gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 1129mgPotassium: 653mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 51IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
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