Mexican Teriyaki Chicken


Mexican Teriyaki Chicken

Savory and Spicy Mexican Teriyaki Chicken Delight

In the vibrant and flavorful world of Mexican cuisine, we have adapted the classic Japanese teriyaki dish to create a fusion masterpiece. Our Mexican Teriyaki Chicken combines the bold and spicy flavors of Mexico with the sweet and savory teriyaki sauce. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with this unique and delicious dish!

Jan Dec

10 minutes

15 minutes

25 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, our Mexican adaptation adds a spicy twist to the dish. We incorporate traditional Mexican spices and ingredients to give the teriyaki chicken a fiery kick and a burst of vibrant flavors. We alse have the original recipe for Teriyaki, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 250 kcal / 1046 KJ
  • Fat: 8g (1g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 10g (8g sugars)
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Salt: 1500mg


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, lime juice, honey, olive oil, minced garlic, ground cumin, chili powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper.
  2. 2.
    Place the chicken breasts in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over them. Make sure the chicken is well coated. Cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight for best results.
  3. 3.
    Preheat your grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  4. 4.
    Remove the chicken from the marinade, allowing any excess marinade to drip off.
  5. 5.
    Grill the chicken for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until cooked through and nicely charred.
  6. 6.
    Remove the chicken from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  7. 7.
    Slice the chicken into thin strips and garnish with fresh cilantro.
  8. 8.
    Serve hot and enjoy!

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Chicken breasts — Make sure to marinate the chicken for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to penetrate the meat and keep it moist during grilling.
  • Lime juice — Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor. You can also add some lime zest for an extra citrusy kick.
  • Cilantro — If you're not a fan of cilantro, you can substitute it with fresh parsley or chopped green onions for a different flavor profile.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a spicier kick, increase the amount of cayenne pepper or add some chopped jalapenos to the marinade.
  • If you don't have a grill or grill pan, you can also cook the chicken in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Serve the Mexican Teriyaki Chicken with a side of Mexican rice and grilled vegetables for a complete meal.

Serving advice

Serve the Mexican Teriyaki Chicken hot, garnished with fresh cilantro. It pairs well with a side of Mexican rice and a crisp green salad.

Presentation advice

Arrange the sliced chicken on a platter, drizzle some of the remaining marinade over the top, and sprinkle with fresh cilantro leaves for an appetizing presentation.