Teriyaki with a Latin Twist


Teriyaki with a Latin Twist

Sabor Latino Teriyaki

In Latin American cuisine, bold flavors and vibrant ingredients take center stage. This Latin twist on the classic Japanese teriyaki dish combines the rich umami of soy sauce with the zesty kick of Latin spices. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with this fusion of flavors!

Jan Dec

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Total time: 55 minutes

4 servings


Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Low-carb, High-protein, Paleo-friendly


Vegan, Vegetarian, Nut-free, Egg-free, Soy-free


While the original Japanese teriyaki is known for its simplicity and delicate flavors, this Latin American adaptation adds a burst of spice and tanginess. The traditional teriyaki sauce is enhanced with Latin spices like cumin, paprika, and chili powder, giving it a unique and exciting twist. We alse have the original recipe for Teriyaki, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 300 kcal / 1255 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 10g, 2g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 10g, 8g
  • Protein: 40g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 2g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, minced garlic, cumin, paprika, chili powder, and black pepper. Mix well to create the teriyaki marinade.
  2. 2.
    Place the sliced chicken breast in a shallow dish and pour the teriyaki marinade over it. Make sure the chicken is well coated. Cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or overnight for maximum flavor.
  3. 3.
    Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade, reserving the marinade for later use.
  4. 4.
    Add the chicken to the skillet and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side, or until cooked through and nicely browned.
  5. 5.
    Pour the reserved marinade into the skillet and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes, or until the sauce thickens slightly.
  6. 6.
    Remove the skillet from the heat and let the chicken rest for a few minutes.
  7. 7.
    Serve the teriyaki chicken over a bed of rice or with a side of Latin American-style vegetables. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Soy sauce — Use low-sodium soy sauce if you prefer a less salty flavor.
  • Lime juice — Freshly squeezed lime juice will give the dish a vibrant citrus taste.
  • Cilantro — If you're not a fan of cilantro, you can substitute it with fresh parsley for a milder herb flavor.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra kick of heat, add a dash of hot sauce or a sprinkle of red pepper flakes to the teriyaki marinade.
  • If you prefer a sweeter teriyaki sauce, increase the amount of brown sugar in the marinade.
  • Serve the teriyaki chicken with a side of grilled pineapple for a tropical twist.

Serving advice

Serve the Sabor Latino Teriyaki over a bed of fluffy white rice or with a side of Latin American-style black beans and plantains. Garnish with fresh cilantro for a burst of color and flavor.

Presentation advice

Arrange the teriyaki chicken slices on a platter, drizzle the thickened sauce over them, and sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Serve with a side of rice and garnish with lime wedges for an attractive presentation.