Make Gluten Free Teriyaki Sauce In 10 Minutes

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It’s difficult to find restaurants (let alone one restaurant) that truly understand the meaning of gluten free.

Many restaurants nowadays are jumping on the bandwagon of this new “hot trend” and looking to make some extra revenue without actually taking the time to do some simple research and developing a truly gluten free menu.

One place that does get it right is P.F. Changs (Chinese food). Not only do they have a dedicated section of their kitchen for gluten free dishes, they also serve all gf dishes on round plates that way it’s very easy to distinguish a gf dish from a non-gf dish.

When you’re not in the mood to go out to P.F Changs (or the nearest P.F. Changs is 39 minutes away insert sad face 🙁 but still want an authentic tasting Asian meal grilled teriyaki chicken is a great go-to dish that you can whip up in no time at all.

Gluten Free Teriyaki Sauce

Sure you can purchase a tiny 10 oz  bottle of gluten free teriyaki sauce by San-J or Kikkoman for $7 (if your local grocer carries it). Or you can make it yourself and enjoy the taste of a true home cooked meal!

This gluten free teriyaki sauce recipe is only a few ingredients and is ready to use in about 10 minutes.

I like to marinate my chicken over night (or for at least an hour) and grill the chicken on my BBQ pit. Baste the chicken once it’s cooked, not while it’s cooking (the sugar in the teriyaki sauce will burn over an open flame).

Gluten Free Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1 1/4 cup gluten free teriyaki sauce

Gluten Free Teriyaki Sauce Recipe


  • 1/4 cup gluten free soy sauce (or coconut aminos to make this recipe soy free)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon honey or 4 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca starch or corn starch or arrowroot starch
  • 1/4 cup cold water


  1. Mix all ingredients but tapioca starch and 1/4 cup water in a sauce pan and begin heating.
  2. Mix tapioca starch and cold water in a cup and dissolve.
  3. Add tapioca starch water mixture to sauce in pan.
  4. Heat until sauce thickens to desired thickness.

Storing Gluten Free Teriyaki Sauce

It’s a good idea to double the recipe this way you can use what you need and store some for later.

There are two ways you can store this teriyaki sauce.

1. In a sealed container in the fridge for about two weeks

2. Pour into an ice cube tray and freeze. Will hold for a few months.

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