Spanish-style Teriyaki


Spanish-style Teriyaki

Savory Spanish Teriyaki Delight

In the vibrant world of Spanish cuisine, we have taken the beloved Japanese dish of Teriyaki and given it a delightful Spanish twist. This Spanish-style Teriyaki recipe combines the rich flavors of Spain with the sweet and savory essence of Teriyaki. Get ready to embark on a culinary journey that fuses the best of both worlds.

Jan Dec

10 minutes

15 minutes

25 minutes

4 servings


Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Low-carb, High-protein


Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, Halal


While the original Japanese Teriyaki is known for its soy sauce and mirin-based glaze, our Spanish-style Teriyaki incorporates traditional Spanish ingredients and flavors. We have replaced the soy sauce with a combination of sherry vinegar and olive oil, giving the dish a distinct Spanish flair. Additionally, we have added smoked paprika and garlic to enhance the depth of 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: 8g (7g sugars)
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Salt: 0.6g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, whisk together the sherry vinegar, olive oil, honey, minced garlic, smoked paprika, salt, and black 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 maximum flavor.
  3. 3.
    Preheat the grill to 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.
  7. 7.
    Slice the chicken into thin strips and garnish with chopped fresh parsley.
  8. 8.
    Serve the Spanish-style Teriyaki chicken with your choice of side dishes.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Sherry vinegar — Use a good quality sherry vinegar for the best flavor. If you can't find sherry vinegar, you can substitute with red wine vinegar.
  • Smoked paprika — Opt for a sweet or mild smoked paprika to add a subtle smoky flavor to the dish.
  • Chicken breasts — To ensure juicy and tender chicken, marinate it for at least 1 hour or overnight. You can also use boneless chicken thighs if preferred.
  • Honey — Adjust the amount of honey according to your desired level of sweetness.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a smokier flavor, you can add a pinch of Spanish smoked paprika to the marinade.
  • If you don't have a grill, you can also cook the chicken in a skillet or bake it in the oven.
  • Serve the Spanish-style Teriyaki chicken with a side of sautéed vegetables or a fresh green salad for a complete meal.
  • Feel free to adjust the seasonings according to your taste preferences. Add a bit more smoked paprika for a bolder flavor or a touch of chili powder for some heat.
  • Make extra marinade and reserve some for basting the chicken while grilling for an extra burst of flavor.

Serving advice

Serve the Spanish-style Teriyaki chicken hot, garnished with chopped fresh parsley. It pairs well with steamed rice or roasted potatoes. Add a squeeze of lemon juice for a tangy twist.

Presentation advice

Arrange the sliced Spanish-style Teriyaki chicken on a platter, drizzle any remaining marinade over the top, and sprinkle with fresh parsley. Garnish with lemon wedges for an attractive presentation.