This easy, homemade teriyaki sauce is a flavorful combination of sweet and tangy that thickens to perfection for use in all of your favorite recipes! It's a perfect blend of soy sauce, orange juice, light brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and more!
Combine the sauce ingredients (soy sauce, orange juice, water, light brown sugar, rice vinegar, garlic, and ginger) in a sauce pan over medium heat. Stir occasionally until the brown sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes.
½ cup soy sauce, ¾ cup orange juice, ¼ cup water, ½ cup light brown sugar, 2 teaspoon rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon garlic, 2 teaspoon ginger
In a small bowl whisk the cornstarch and cold water together to make your slurry.
2 tablespoon cornstarch, ¼ cup water
Pour the slurry into your sauce mixture and whisk to combine. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, as the sauce thickens. This typically takes about 3-4 minutes.
Remove from heat and use in your favorite recipe or allow to cool completely before storing.
*Nutrition information is calculated for the whole 2 cup batch of teriyaki sauce. I typically use only ¼ to ½ cup per recipe.
If your sauce thickens too much, add a drizzle of water to thin to your desired consistency.