Tasty Teriyaki Sauce

Many restaurants nowadays are jumping on the bandwagon of this new “hot trend” and looking to make some extra dough 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 and you’re craving teriyaki chicken this is a great go-to dish sauce that you can whip up in no time at all.

Gluten Free Teriyaki Sauce

Teriyaki sauce is definitely something I took for granted along with a million other things that contain gluten.  The good thing is gluten free teriyaki sauce is very easy to make and is ready to use in just 11 minutes.

The teriyaki sauce is great but build on it if you’d like.

Here’s a few ways you can mix it up.

1. Replace 1/2 water for pineapple juice for a sweeter sauce.

2. Double the ginger for a little more punch.

3. Replace 1/2 water for vinegar for a tart teriyaki sauce.

4. Turn up the heat with 2 tsp cayenne pepper.


Gluten Free Teriyaki Sauce

Yummy Teriyaki Sauce

Yummy Teriyaki Sauce


  • 1/4 cup gluten free soy sauce (or coconut aminos to make this recipe soy free)
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger - preferably fresh
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon honey or 2 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.

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San-J 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!


  • Jamie Barker

    Thanks so much! I have tried other Teriyaki sauce recipes and haven’t been happy with them. I really like this one!

    • http://gfmagazine.com/ Andrew Cordova

      Glad you really like the recipe :)

  • Ladydi

    Have you found a good tasting gluten free egg noodle? I really don’t want to make my own…. Thanks

    • http://gfmagazine.com/ Andrew Cordova

      I have not.

    • Kathy Winebrenner Meck

      Try Annie Chungs Pad Thai rice noodles they are delicious, not egg noodles but very good

  • Jill

    Our family has just made the transition to wheat and dairy free due to our son. This is a great! and easy! recipe for his beloved Teriyaki sauce. Who knew how easy it was to make your own? :) Thank you so much for the recipe.