Teriyaki pork bites are soaked in garlic and teriyaki sauce and taste incredible. Instead of the typical BBQ pork shops you usually make for your backyard barbecue, you can make this dish in just a few minutes inside and enjoy it with whatever else you are serving.
Whether you want a snack, appetizer, or meal, you can add to this dish to make it perfect for any time of day. Serve them alongside these delicious baked pork chops.
Scroll down for an instructional vide on how to make these teriyaki pork bites!
Teriyaki pork bites
These teriyaki pork bites are very similar to Golden Nest Honey Teriyaki Pork Bites, but our recipe is made with all natural ingredients. It is one of those simple recipes where you only need a few ingredients and less time than you would think. So, you do not have to buy these delicious bites from the grocery store or restaurant. Just make them at home!
These are the simple ingredients you need for this easy pork bites recipe. For precise measurements and step-by-step instructions, scroll down to our recipe card.
- Boneless pork chops: Cut into one-inch cubes.
- Garlic cloves: Finely chopped.
- Chicken broth: Or chicken stock.
- Teriyaki sauce: Store-bought or homemade teriyaki sauce will both work.
- Fresh chopped green onions: For the garnish.
- Lemon slices: For the garnish.
How to cook teriyaki pork bites from scratch?
- Heat the pan: First, heat up two teaspoons of olive oil or sesame oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until it is sizzling.
- Sear the pork: Next, sear the pork bites for two to three minutes on each side until the edges are brown and crispy. Add extra oil if needed. Remove the pork and set it aside.
- Sauté the garlic: Setting the skillet to medium heat, sauté the garlic just until it is fragrant. This typically takes about 30 seconds. Continue to scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan and deglaze the pan with broth.
- Finish the sauce: After, return pork pieces back in the pan and add the teriyaki sauce. Toss the pork in the sauce to coat and cook for a few more minutes until it is sticky, and the sauce is reduced.
- Check and serve: Before serving, check the pork with a meat thermometer. The internal temperature of the pork should be 145 degrees F.
- Soy sauce: If you do not have teriyaki sauce, use ¼ cup soy sauce, ½ cup water, 4 tablespoons of honey, and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch.
- Another substitute: Worcestershire sauce would also make an acceptable substitute for teriyaki.
- Crunchy addition: Toss some sesame seeds in the mix to add extra flavor and crunchiness.
- No garlic: If you don’t have any fresh garlic, you can use a teaspoon of garlic powder instead.
- Sweeten it up: Add ¼ cup of brown sugar to the sauce for a sweet and rich flavor.
- Fresh herbs and spices: Feel free to add other herbs or spices like fresh ginger or cinnamon.
- Add other veggies: Why not chop up some green bell pepper, snow peas, or fresh green beans for a stir fry?
- Hot and sour: Toss in some red pepper flakes and a spoonful of rice vinegar for a spicy and tangy flavor.
How to serve Teriyaki Pork Bites:
Serve teriyaki pork bites with a side of white rice and soy sauce. This is one of my favorite easy dinner recipes for busy nights when the entire family is home at the same time. Check out some of these scrumptious serving ideas:
- Teriyaki pork bites are also delicious on top of a bed of jasmine rice.
- All pork recipes go with sweet citrus flavors. Try sprinkling some orange juice into the sauce right before serving.
- Just about any side dishes go great with this family dinner like potatoes or pasta.
- Serve a medium bowl of fresh green salad for the family to share.
- Add some honey on top for a honey teriyaki garlic flavor.
Frequently asked questions
Can I just cook the whole pork chop?
Absolutely. Teriyaki pork chops are delicious. You can use pork tenderloin, pork loin, or boneless pork chops and just prepare the meal in the same way without cutting up the meat. Instead, sear the chops for a few minutes on each side before cooking the garlic. Then, cook them for about five minutes per side or until the internal temperature of the pork chops is 145 degrees F.
Can I make this in the air fryer?
Because of the sauce, it is best not to use an air fryer. The holes in the air fryer basket would let the juices drip through, so it would not stick to the pork as it should. If you really want to try it, just marinate the meat for several hours or overnight and then air fry the meat without the sauce. You can also cook these in the instant pot, and it only takes a few minutes.
What is the nutritional information for Teriyaki Port Bites?
With all natural ingredients and lean meat, this is a great way to stick to your diet, no matter what it is. Each serving size has 290 calories, 9 grams total fat, and 30 grams of carbs. But you also get vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron.
These nutrition facts are approximate and depend on what you add or remove from the recipe.
How to store leftovers:
- Store: After these teriyaki pork bites cool to room temperature, store it inside an airtight container in the refrigerator for three to four days.
- Freeze: You can also freeze your pork belly bites. Wrap in aluminum foil and put them in a freezer bag. Be sure to press the air out of it before closing. They will be fresh for three months.
- Thaw: Thaw pork bites overnight in the fridge for best results
- Reheat: Reheat in the microwave for 60 to 90 seconds.
Recipe tips for Teriyaki Pork Bites:
- This teriyaki sauce is one of those teriyaki marinades that you can use right away but if you soak your pork all night, the meat will be infused with delicious flavors.
- If you plan to serve this over rice, make the sauce thinner so it will soak in. If you made it too thick, just add some more broth or water.
- Cook this dish at home instead of ordering it and skip the delivery fee. Home cooks rave about this recipe that is fast and simple.
- Tenderize your pork by letting it soak in tea, milk, or orange juice.
- 2 lb boneless pork chops, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- ¼ cup chicken broth
- 1 ½ cups teriyaki sauce, store-bought or homemade
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- Fresh chopped green onions
- Lemon slices
- Place a cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and add oil.
- Add the pork pieces in one layer, aiming for the pieces not to touch each other. You will have to cook them in batches.
- Sear for 2-3 minutes on each side or until the edges are crispy and browned, add extra oil as needed. Set aside the browned pork bites.
- Reduce heat to medium and add garlic to the skillet, sauce for 30 seconds.
- Add the broth and scrape any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
- Return the pork bites to the pan and add the teriyaki sauce. Toss to evenly coat. Cook until reduced and sticky, a few more minutes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 290Total Fat: 9gCarbohydrates: 30g