How to make teriyaki chicken Cheesecake Factory style at home is here! Homemade with the same great flavors as your favorite restaurant but way cheaper. Baked in the oven or faster using our air fryer teriyaki chicken timing.
Ok so I am kinda’ obsessed with these Asian flavors. I use it all the time but when I had teriyaki chicken Cheesecake Factory one night I had to figure out the flavors in that. Now it is one of our favorite quick and easy chicken recipes we make often with rice and veggies for dinner. (affiliate links present)
Healthy Teriyaki Chicken
I know, I share a variety of recipes with our homemade teriyaki sauce. A tweak here and there can make it sweeter or a bit more spicy, depending on your preference. We like it just like the restaurant which would be considered mild to medium heat level. If you have sensitive eaters at home you could choose to omit the Sriracha all together.
That is what makes homemade dinners so great, you can customize them for your family. If you want it exactly like you had when you were eating out you’d choose chicken legs and thighs. If those aren’t your favorite you could choose to make breasts or just teriyaki chicken thighs by themselves.
How to Cook Teriyaki Chicken
I will say that dark meat will be a lot more moist than others, and tend to be cheaper as well. Take note that bone in chicken is what the cook time is based on below. If you chose boneless skinless you would want to decrease the timing by about 5 minutes. Thicker of course will take longer as well.
As always when baking poultry in the oven you want to ensure the thickest part reaches a safe internal meat temperature of 165 degrees F. Best way to do this is to remove the dish from the oven, test, and then once it reaches 165 let it sit to rest for 10 minutes in the dish. Remember it will rise 5-10 degrees as it sits.
Keto Teriyaki Chicken Sauce
- ⅓ C. Soy sauce
- 3 Tbsp. Sugar free honey
- 2 tsp. Ginger paste
- 1 Tbsp. Sesame oil
- 1/2 Tbsp. Sriracha (if you want heat)
If you need a low carb choice for sauce, use what is listed above instead of what I show in the printable recipe card below. Both are great but if you are on a keto friendly diet the above would be more appropriate. There are gluten free sauces available out there too.
To bring a little tang to teriyaki chicken using bottled sauce slices of fresh lemon should be placed on the very bottom. You may have wondered what that bit of citrus taste was when you tried it at The Cheesecake Factory, that is it. You could use orange slices alternatively but that will give it a bit different taste.
Teriyaki Chicken Calories
You can find nutritional information below with the recipe. That will be accurate if you use the same cuts as listed exactly. Different pieces of chicken will vary depending on whether they have skin on, and organic will be lower in fat.
You could use the same sauce and cook using other methods as well. Grilled chicken breasts are great marinaded in it the night before. Make another batch and reduce on the stovetop so you can pour over the meat once it’s done. Serve with some mixed green salad or Instant Pot collard greens side dishes for a healthy meal that just feels good.
Cheesecake Factory Teriyaki Chicken Recipe
It’s typically served with a small side salad with goat cheese crumbles on top. You can also choose a baked potato with butter and/or sour cream so choose either. To make this main dish you’re going to need to bring out;
- Bone in, skin on thighs and drumsticks
- Soy sauce
- Brown sugar
- Minced ginger and chopped air fryer garlic give you those Asian flavors you want
- Chicken broth
- Sriracha or red pepper flakes will give you the bit of heat you recognize, adjust as you wish
- Sesame seeds, diced green onions, and / or fresh basil diced are used as a garnish
Now if you want to really feel like you’re eating out you’d need a slice of red velvet cake cheesecake, pumpkin cheesecake or a slice of chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream at the end. You can usually find at least original cheesecake in the freezer section of your store. You just defrost a few hours before eating.
How to save leftover chicken
You will want to make sure that all of the juices are saved. Personally I like the flavors really strong so to keep it moist I dice up what is left once it is cooled. Pour the pieces and sauce into a container and stir so it’s all coated. Store in the fridge to eat for lunch the next day. I make a batch of Instant Pot rice with it.
Fresh side dishes are always best vs. trying to store those but the meat is almost more wonderful the next day because it has time to marinate some more. That’s two days of YUM for all of y’all to enjoy!
Copycat Cheesecake Factory Recipe
There are printable instructions below but here is a quick step by step to peek at before you get out everything you need;
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Layer fresh lemon slices on the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish.
- In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce ingredients.
- Divide mixture into two separate bowls. Place the chicken with skin side up on top of the lemon slices in the baking dish, and pour 1/2 the sauce mixture over the meat.
- How long to bake chicken drumsticks at 400? Well 40 minutes usually does it (or until thickest part reaches a safe 165 degrees F).
- Drain the drippings from the baking dish into a saucepan over medium high heat, reduce so it gets nice and thick.
- Add in the other half of the sauce. Continue to simmer down until the sauce is thicker. Pour over the chicken, and place your pan until the broiler for several minutes until golden brown on top before serving
Don’t seek nutritional advice or look at the calories on this one. Especially if you’re going to enjoy a slice of peanut butter caramel pecan turtle cheesecake at the end you won’t want to. If you love these flavors, try our air fryer teriyaki salmon recipe too!
Want to see a few of my favorite things that I am totally obsessed with?? Take a peek and see how many you might already have…twinsies!
Teriyaki Chicken Cheesecake Factory
- 1 9×13 pan
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Layer lemon slices on the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish. In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce ingredients.
- Divide the mixture into two separate bowls. Place the chicken with skin side up on top of the lemon slices in the baking dish, and pour 1/2 the sauce mixture over the meat.
- Bake for 40 minutes (or until thickest part reaches 165 F). Drain the drippings from the baking dish into a saucepan over medium high heat on the stove.
- Add in the other half of the sauce, and simmer down until the sauce is thick. Pour the sauce over the chicken, and place the chicken until the broiler for several minutes until golden brown on top before serving.