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Sweet Tea Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

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This post is sponsored by Tradewinds and Mom It Forward. All opinions are my own.


Nothing says summer like a cool refreshing glass of Tradewinds Tea. It helps beat the heat and has great flavor, especially when there’s several to choose from such as unsweet, sweet, raspberry, hint of lemon, and green tea with honey. My family and I love Sweet Tea and Tradewinds Tea makes the best sweet tea. Did you know that you can cook with it too? It adds extra flavor with a hint of sweetness. I had fun experimenting and found this recipe for Sweet Tea Teriyaki Chicken was hands down the winner in our household. Check out the recipe and try it for yourself!

Sweet Tea Teriyaki Chicken


  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 cup Tradewinds sweet tea
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons mirin
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 Tbsp corn starch with 1/4 cup of water




  1. Preheat over to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine soy sauce, sweet tea, brown sugar, mirin, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, salt in a saucepan on medium heat and whisk together.
  3. Combine cornstarch and water into a separate bowl and stir until dissolved.
  4. Slowly stir the cornstarch mixture into the saucepan with the other ingredients until you get the desired thickness you want. (add more water if needed)
  5. Add in the sesame seeds into the mixture.
  6. Add chicken to an oven safe dish. (size depending on how many pieces you cook)
  7. Pour or brush on teriyaki sauce.
  8. Once oven is preheated, put chicken in the oven and cook for about 20 minutes or until chicken gets to 165 degrees.
  9. Enjoy!


If you don’t use all of the sauce you can store the remaining sauce into a mason jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.


A tall glass of Tradewinds Tea goes good with the Sweet Tea Teriyaki Chicken recipe. Pick up Tradewinds Tea in either 18.5 oz bottles or gallon sizes at major retailers nationwide including Kroger, Walmart, Target and Amazon. Learn more about Tradewinds Tea here.



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