This teriyaki sauce recipe uses coconut aminos and is sweetened with orange juice. It is sweet, umami, and vibrant. It is perfect for dipping, marinating, and glazing in a stir fry.

Salty and sweet, teriyaki sauce has long been a staple in Japanese cuisines because of its depth of flavors. It is very versatile, making it pair perfectly with chicken, tofu, seafood, or vegetable stir fry.

Traditional teriyaki sauce usually contains soy sauce, sugar, and mirin (a sweet rice wine often used in Japanese cooking). Sometimes, you might find the appearance of ginger garlic, and sesame oil to enhance the flavor profile.

I have made a few of my own twists to whip up this healthier version with only 5 Ingredients.

I used coconut aminos instead of conventional soy sauce for this recipe and orange juice to add sweetness and brightness.

Unlike store-bought teriyaki sauce, this recipe does not contain any preservatives or added sugar.

Some teriyaki dishes like Crispy Teriyaki Glazed Salmon, 30 Minutes Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry have become fans favorites in the SKS community. Give it a try and let us know what you think in the comment sections.

Ingredients for Teriyaki Sauce

Coconut Aminos

Rice Vinegar

Orange Juice

Sesame Oil

Arrowroot Starch

How to Make Simple Teriyaki Sauce

If you are making this sauce as part of your meal prep routine, you do not need to heat it up.

Due to the starch in this mixture, it will start to thicken once it is heated. And this process cannot be reversed.

If you prefer a thinner texutre, you can omit the arrowroot starch all together.

Why Orange Juice for This Recipe

Unlike any traditional teriyaki sauce, orange juice adds a sweet and citrusy brightness to this recipe. It is the perfect flavor to balance out the savory notes from the coconut aminos.

The acidity in orange juice along with the rice vinegar also helps to tenderize the meats and vegetables, making them more succulent and flavorful.

Thickened by Arrowroot Starch

Arrowroot starch is my staple to make savory sauces sticky, thick and silky.

You only need a little bit of it, and it will “gel up” the sauce and creates this decadent texture, coating the meats, seafood, or vegetables you are cooking it in.

Additional Ingredients to Deepend the Flavors More

Minced Garlic

Minced Ginger


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This teriyaki sauce recipe uses coconut aminos and is sweetened with orange juice. It is sweet, umami, and vibrant. It is perfect for dipping, marinating, and glazing in a stir fry.
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  • In a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the Teriyaki sauce – coconut aminos, rice vinegar, arrowroot flour, sesame oil, and ornage juice. Set aside.
Serving: 1g

The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.