You can make this sauce in about 5 minutes with a few ingredients you probably already have in your cupboard. Teriyaki is awesome as a marinade or a glaze for chicken breasts, steak bites, chicken wings, veggies, and pork chops. Of course it's great as a stirfry sauce too! Check out the NOTES for gluten free and lower sodium options
In a saucepan over medium heat, mix together soy sauce, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, garlic, ginger, and toasted sesame oil.
Mix together the cold water and cornstarch to create a slurry.
When the soy sauce mixture comes to a boil, whisk in the cornstarch slurry. Continue to whisk vigorously until the sauce thickens, about 1 minute.
Turn off the heat and stir in sesame seed and/or green onions.
Gluten-Free option: Use Tamari instead of soy sauce.
Lower Sodium option: Dilute the soy sauce by using 1/2 cup soy sauce (or tamari) and 1/2 cup water.