Art to have a yummy Japanese Chicken Teriyaki Sandwiches

When it comes to lunchtime satisfaction, nothing quite hits the spot like a well-crafted sandwich. And when that sandwich is packed with succulent chicken bathed in a luscious teriyaki glaze, the experience becomes extraordinary. Today, I’m sharing my beloved recipe for Chicken Teriyaki Sandwiches, a dish that’s become a favorite in my culinary journey. Join me as we explore the art of balancing flavors and textures, creating a sandwich that’s both comforting and exciting.

Chicken Teriyaki Sandwiches Recipes

 Chicken Teriyaki Sandwiches.
Grilled to perfection – our juicy chicken teriyaki sandwiches.
Art To Have A Yummy Japanese Chicken Teriyaki Sandwiches 1

Chicken Teriyaki Sandwiches

Chicken Teriyaki Sandwiches are an easy lunch to make. The main ingredients for these tasty sandwiches include grilled chicken and pineapple. You can eat the grilled pineapple in its own right or add it to the sandwiches. To serve them as a sandwich, you need to prepare the rest of the ingredients. Start by soaking lettuce in cold water. Then, dip chicken in potato starch. Use a tea strainer to remove excess potato starch. Rendering fat takes about 8-10 minutes and the remaining chicken should be left in a bowl.
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Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: French, Japanese
Keyword: chicken, sandwich, teriyaki, teriyaki chicken
CookingStyle: Grilling
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 3 hours
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 705kcal
Author: Gobble The Cook and James Anderson
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  • Pound the chicken breasts until ¼ inch in thickness. Transfer into a Ziploc bag.
  • In a bowl, add in the teriyaki sauce and light brown sugar. Stir well until mixed. Pour half into the Ziploc bag.
  • Seal the bag and marinate for 4 to 5 hours.
  • Pour the remaining teriyaki sauce into 2 bowls.
  • Preheat an outdoor grill to medium or high heat. Add the chicken breasts and pineapple slices onto the grill. Brush with the teriyaki sauce. Grill for 8 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  • Transfer the chicken and pineapple slices onto the hamburger buns.
  • Top off with the ham and Pepper jack cheese.
  • Serve.



The chicken should be cooked through and the skin should be crispy. The fat renders out from the skin, while the skin changes texture when it absorbs the teriyaki sauce. You can add an over-easy egg to the sandwich to give it a more flavorful and delicious taste. The fried egg can be served on the top bun to make it more substantial. This delicious lunch or dinner is sure to satisfy everyone in the family.
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Serving: 4servings | Calories: 705kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 62g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 176mg | Sodium: 851mg | Potassium: 1114mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 278IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 289mg | Iron: 3mg
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Alternative Method: Grilled Chicken Teriyaki Sandwiches

Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich
A burst of flavor in every bite – try our chicken teriyaki sandwich recipe.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 4 burger buns
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple slices
  • 1 cup fresh lettuce leaves
  • 4 slices of Swiss cheese
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (optional, for garnish)
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  1. Marinate the Chicken:
    • Place the chicken breasts in a resealable plastic bag or shallow dish.
    • Pour the teriyaki sauce over the chicken, ensuring it’s well-coated.
    • Seal the bag or cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to marinate. You can marinate it longer for a more intense flavor, even overnight.
  2. Preheat the Grill:
    • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat (about 400°F or 200°C).
    • Brush the grill grates with vegetable oil to prevent sticking.
  3. Grill the Chicken:
    • Remove the chicken from the marinade, allowing any excess to drip off.
    • Season the chicken with a pinch of salt and black pepper.
    • Place the chicken breasts on the grill and cook for about 6-7 minutes per side or until they are fully cooked and have beautiful grill marks.
    • In the last few minutes of grilling, add a slice of Swiss cheese to each chicken breast and close the grill lid to melt the cheese.
  4. Toast the Buns:
    • While the chicken is grilling, split the burger buns and lightly toast them on the grill until they are golden brown.
  5. Assemble the Sandwiches:
    • Start by placing a lettuce leaf on the bottom half of each bun.
    • Top the lettuce with a grilled chicken breast.
    • Add a slice of fresh pineapple, followed by a slice of red onion.
    • Finish with the top half of the bun.
  6. Garnish and Serve:
    • If desired, sprinkle sesame seeds over the assembled sandwiches for an extra touch of flavor and crunch.
    • Serve your Grilled Chicken Teriyaki Sandwiches immediately while they’re still warm.
  7. Enjoy!
    • Bite into the delicious combination of juicy grilled chicken, sweet pineapple, and savory teriyaki sauce, all sandwiched between perfectly toasted buns. It’s a flavor explosion in every bite!

Tips for making Chicken Teriyaki Sandwiches

Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich
Toasted buns, melted cheese, and teriyaki-glazed chicken – the ultimate combo.

Cooking Tips

  • Marinate for Flavor: Marinating the chicken is crucial. Allow it to marinate for at least 30 minutes to infuse the meat with that delightful teriyaki flavor. If you can, marinate it longer or even overnight for an even more intense taste.
  • Grill to Perfection: When grilling the chicken, make sure your grill is preheated to medium-high heat. Brush the grates with oil to prevent sticking. Grill each side for about 6-7 minutes, but always use a meat thermometer to check for an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) for safe consumption.
  • Don’t Forget the Cheese: Adding a slice of Swiss cheese during the last few minutes of grilling adds a creamy and savory touch. Close the grill lid to let it melt over the chicken.
  • Pineapple Perfection: Fresh pineapple slices are a must for that sweet and tangy contrast. If you want a slight char, you can grill the pineapple for a minute or two on each side.
  • Toast for Texture: Toasting the burger buns gives your sandwich a delightful crunch. It also helps prevent the buns from getting soggy from the teriyaki sauce.

Serving Suggestions

 Chicken Teriyaki Sandwiches.
Get ready for a taste sensation with our chicken teriyaki sandwiches.
  • Perfect Pairings: Serve your sandwiches with a side of Asian-inspired slaw or a crisp cucumber salad to balance the richness of the teriyaki sauce.
  • Garnish Galore: Add a pop of color and flavor with some fresh cilantro leaves, a drizzle of sriracha mayo, or a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds.
  • Beverage Bliss: Complement the meal with a refreshing iced green tea or a fruity tropical smoothie. For adults, consider pairing it with a light lager or a chilled white wine.
  • Sushi Spin: Transform the sandwich into a sushi-style roll by using sushi rice and nori seaweed sheets as a wrap. Cut it into bite-sized pieces for a unique appetizer.
  • Teriyaki Tots: For a fun twist, serve your sandwiches with a side of sweet potato or regular potato tots tossed in teriyaki sauce for a savory-sweet treat.
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FAQs About Chicken Teriyaki Sandwiches

Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich
Quick, easy, and oh-so-delicious – our chicken teriyaki sandwich.
  • Can I use frozen chicken for this recipe?While fresh chicken is recommended for the best flavor and texture, you can use frozen chicken breasts. Thaw them completely before marinating and grilling.
  • Is there a vegetarian version of this sandwich?Absolutely! You can substitute the chicken with marinated grilled tofu or tempeh for a delicious vegetarian option.
  • Can I make the teriyaki sauce from scratch?Yes, homemade teriyaki sauce is fantastic! Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, minced garlic, grated ginger, and a little cornstarch in a saucepan. Simmer until thickened.
  • How do I store leftovers? Store any leftover sandwiches in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Reheat them in the microwave or on the grill for a quick and tasty meal.
  • Can I freeze these sandwiches? While freezing isn’t ideal due to the bread and fresh toppings, you can freeze just the grilled chicken with teriyaki sauce for up to 2-3 months. Thaw and assemble fresh sandwiches when ready to enjoy.

Unleash the teriyaki magic with our Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich recipe. Master the art of grilling and flavor infusion. Make this crowd-pleaser your next homemade sensation.

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Hi! I’m Paula from the Philippines, the passionate blogger and skilled photographer behind Gobble the Cook. I also spearhead the media photography for Food And Meal in Vietnam.
I'm James F Anderson, a noted sous chef from London and a Le Cordon Bleu alumnus. My career began in a Michelin-starred Parisian eatery, where my blend of classic and contemporary cooking, using seasonal ingredients, earned accolades. Recognized in culinary publications and on cooking shows, I’m committed to mentoring aspiring chefs and delivering memorable dining experiences, marking me as a standout talent in the culinary world.
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