Carrots drenched in a quick and easy homemade teriyaki sauce

Nancy F.

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One skillet, a small bag of carrots and homemade teriyaki sauce equal one wonderful side dish.

Teriyaki glazed skillet carrots

I just love to make one-skillet recipes not only because it cuts down on dirty dishes but also because it's so easy. I think the hardest thing about making this recipe is opening the bag of carrots. As an added bonus, the teriyaki glaze is homemade and smells so good while it's cooking. And you know if it smells good while it's cooking, it has to be really good by the time it hits your dinner plate.

Teriyaki glazed skillet carrots

Serves 2


For the teriyaki sauce

  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 pinches red pepper flakes

For the carrots

  • 2 cups baby carrots, cut and peeled
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, diced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 dashes ground black pepper
  • Teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro (for garnish)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds (for garnish)


For the teriyaki sauce

  1. In a small bowl, add all ingredients and whisk together. Set aside.

For the carrots

  1. Heat a medium-size skillet on medium heat and add the olive oil.
  2. Add the onions, garlic and the carrots.
  3. Stir as the veggies cook. When the onions start to turn translucent (about 7 to 8 minutes) add a lid to the skillet and turn the heat down to low.
  4. With the lid still on, let cook until the carrots start to get tender (use a toothpick to test the carrots to see if they're starting to get soft).
  5. Add the teriyaki sauce to the pan.
  6. Stir while the sauce reduces in the pan.
  7. Let the sauce reduce until it becomes thicker.
  8. Serve while hot and garnish with cilantro and sesame seeds.

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Nancy F.
Nancy is the author of the food blog, Coupon Clipping Cook. She loves to cook and save money on groceries by using coupons and shopping for sales. Nancy worked a number of years in a grocery store where she learned a lot about different types of foods and how to maximize coupon and sale savings. One of her favorite things about working at the grocery store was seeing the combinations of ingredients that customers purchased, and talking to them about the recipes they were making. Nancy enjoys making simple, fun and delicious recipes from items right out of the pantry. You can follow her on Twitter @CouponClippingC. @CouponClippingC