Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Chicken Salad

homemade teriyaki chicken salad

Teriyaki Chicken Salad

This teriyaki chicken salad is amazing!

Well you know by now, I love a salad piled high with lots of different veggies, colors and textures (roasted, steamed, raw…).  Add a little protein (usually my husband and I will split a chicken breast between the salads) and perfection!

But this is fun because we take one of favorite flavor profiles – Teriyaki chicken kabobs – and make it into an awesome salad experience!

gluten-free teriyaki kabobs with pineapple, zucchini, red onion and red bell peppers

Feeding the gut bugs while enjoying one of our favorite flavor profiles.  And keeping it clean – try to keep it as organic as possible!

I’m always experimenting with ways to use some of our favorite homemade gluten-free sauces like Buffalo sauce, avocado verde or roasted veggie red salsa in a salad.  Especially, when spring and summer comes around.  The produce is just so much better!

We are going to make the teriyaki sauce from scratch using coconut aminos, apple cider vinegar, pineapple juice, honey, and olive oil with a touch of garlic and onion powder.

But you could always buy some pre-made.  I really like the Coconut Secret Teriyaki sauce.  It is made with coconut aminos, and it is soy-free, organic, non-GMO and gluten-free.  We also use their brand of coconut aminos in this recipe.

Roasted Red Pepper, Mushrooms and Broccoli

Cut up the veggies like mushrooms, bell peppers and broccoli.  Toss with some olive oil, salt and pepper.  Then roast for a bit.

And I just love using fresh colorful raw vegetables full of natural vitamins and nutrients, too.   Tomatoes, cabbage, cucumbers… Eat the rainbow!

Teriyaki Chicken Salad Prep

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I’m always experimenting with ways to use some of our favorite homemade gluten-free sauces like Buffalo sauce or Teriyaki sauce as a salad dressing.  And this was perfect!

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, homemade salad dressing, salad, teriyaki chicken salad, teriyaki sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Author Deana Larkin Evans


Teriyaki Sauce Dressing & Marinade

  • 2 tbsp GF coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup organic pineapple juice
  • 2+ tbsp local wildflower honey
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch onion powder
  • Pinch salt (mix of Himalayan pink salt and iodized salt)

The Salad

  • 1 skinless boneless chicken breast, cut in half lengthwise
  • red leaf lettuce
  • 1 small red bell pepper
  • 4 cremini mushrooms
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 10 specialty tomatoes, deseeded and sliced
  • 3/4 cup chopped red cabbage
  • 2 large Persian cucumbers
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 3 green onions, sliced


  1. Start by whisking together the ingredients for the teriyaki sauce marinade until well incorporated (coconut aminos, apple cider vinegar, pineapple juice, honey, garlic powder, olive oil, salt and onion powder). Taste test to see if you like it and adjust.

  2. Reserve half of the mixture as a salad dressing, about 1/3 cup. Add the remaining to a small bowl or ziploc bag with the chicken breast pieces. Marinate in the fridge for at least an hour.

  3. Make sure to wash the veggies first (lettuce, red bell pepper, mushrooms, broccoli, tomatoes and cucumbers before prepping, basically all veggies except cabbage, shallot and green onions). Carefully, wipe down the mushrooms with a paper towel or cloth after the rinse.

  4. Slice the mushrooms and red bell pepper and cut off the broccoli florets. Toss red bell pepper, mushrooms and broccoli in olive oil, pink salt and freshly ground black pepper. Roast in the oven at 400 F degrees until cooked to your desired tenderness, for us it’s about 17 minutes. You could also steam the broccoli instead of roasting it (easier to steam frozen broccoli if I don’t have fresh broccoli on hand).

  5. Prep the remaining vegetables – red cabbage, a variety of tomatoes, Persian cucumbers, red leaf lettuce, green onion and shallot. Assemble in large salad bowls and pour the dressing over the salad.

  6. Grill the marinated chicken breast halves (about 10 minutes) then cut into bite-size pieces and add to the salad. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

All of the ingredients that we buy are organic if possible.

Check out my Pinterest Salad Page for more creations and ideas.  Happy, healthy eating!

Deana Larkin Evans

You get one life - do your best to ENJOY IT! So hi, I'm Deana. This food blog is all about cooking wholesome real food and developing gluten-free recipes for some of our favorite comfort foods. I had to start eating gluten-free in 2010, then cut dairy and casein (except for the occasional Parmesan) in 2014. We learned A2 casein (goat, sheep and buffalo milk) is easier to digest than the predominate A1 form in cow milk. So we brought back goat milk dairy into our recipes in 2016. Thank goodness, right! So I'm kind of a science nerd, too. In the '90s, I earned an undergrad degree in biochemistry from The University of Texas at Austin. Hook 'em! Then followed up with a PhD in biochemistry and a law degree from the University of Houston. I recently earned a certificate in genomics/sequence analysis from Johns Hopkins University, where I also took a very cool food microbiology course. Currently, I'm learning about the microbiome and gut health. And trying to come up with healthy recipes to feed those gut bugs! #feedthegutbugs

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