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Air fried teriyaki chicken pieces on a plate with sesame seeds sprinkled on top.

Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken

  • Author: Caitlin Rule
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Air fry
  • Cuisine: Asian inspired


Teriyaki chicken in the air fryer is an absolutely delicious dinner ready in under 30 minutes. Made with an easy homemade sugar-free teriyaki sauce, it is so much better than takeout!


  • 1.5 lb (680g) chicken tenderloins or chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce or Tamari
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons granulated monk fruit or brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca or arrowroot flour
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • Sesame seeds, to garnish


  1. Teriyaki sauce: Whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar, ginger, garlic, sweetener, tapioca flour and sesame oil until all is dissolved.
  2. Marinate chicken: Toss chicken tenderloins with 1/4 cup of the teriyaki sauce and let marinade for about 30 minutes, if possible.
  3. Thicken sauce: In a small saucepan, heat the remaining sauce with 3 tablespoons of water and bring to a boil over low heat. Cook for about 2 minutes and then remove from heat (it will thicken as it cools).
  4. Air fry: Place the chicken pieces in the air fryer basket and air fry at 200C/400F. Cook for 8 minutes, brush with sauce, turn over, brush with more sauce and continue cooking for an additional 6 to 7 minutes. Finish with another coating of sauce.
  5. Garnish with sesame seeds and enjoy.


  • Use coconut aminos for a soy free alternative.*
  • Line your air fryer basket with parchment paper for easy clean up.*
  • Refrigerate leftover teriyaki chicken in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days.
  • Freeze leftovers in a zip lock bag and freeze for 3 months.

Keywords: teriyaki, air fryer, chicken, chicken tenders, healthy