Awesome 48 Hour Marinated Teriyaki Chicken (Norm's Teriyaki)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 18 mins

Two days may seem like an awful long time to marinate but I promise you it is worth it! This recipe was given to me by my Hawaiian friend, Norm. It is an authentic, no fail, super yummy way to prepare teriyaki. I have used this same recipe for anywhere from 2-6 lbs. of meat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, mix soy sauce, water, and sugar until sugar dissolves.
  2. Add green onions, ginger, and garlic to bowl.
  3. Add chicken pieces.
  4. Cover and marinate 48 hours.
  5. Grill chicken on low 9 minutes each side or until cooked all the way through. (Make sure to grill on low or, if broiling, broil away from the heat. The high sugar content of the marinade will cause the chicken to burn if it is cooked at too high a temperature).
Most Helpful

Made this for my daughter so scaled the recipe down... she loved it very much. I marinated it for a little over 48 hours, and then instead of grilling , we used chicken, I cooked everything in a pan with no oil. Just cooked till sauce turned into a glaze.. lovely. Thank you for sharing.

Ilovemy4kids August 15, 2012

I only used half the recipe for the same amount of chicken but added some garlic chili sauce for some heat. I baked it at 375 for 45 minutes and then broiled the chicken for the last 10 minutes. Excellent. My family loves it and kept raving about it. So easy of an recipe which I love.

YungB April 30, 2012

This is very good! As I was making the marinade my husband asked what it was and said "you know that's going to be good!" He was right. I let it marinate for the full 48 hours and then broiled in the oven in a 13x9 baking pan lined with foil.

invictus December 09, 2008