Pork Teriyaki is one of the most delicious ways to prepare pork tenderloin.  Packed with mouthwatering umami flavor, teriyaki pork can be grilled, baked in the oven, or prepared it in your slow cooker.
Scrumptious and low in fat, a perfectly cooked pork tenderloin is a fork-tender cut of meat, and is super juicy when treated right. It really benefits from quick cooking at a high temperature and marinating in a rich liquid or sauce, such as teriyaki marinade for pork.

Teriyaki Pork on a toasted roll with sesame seeds cilantro

Pork Teriyaki

When you’re making pork teriyaki, don’t make the mistake of buying pork loin in place of tenderloin. Although it sounds very similar, pork loin comes from a different part of the animal, and is a fattier, tougher cut that benefits more from low, slow roasting.

Pork tenderloin is a boneless, lean cylinder piece of meat and it’s perfect for slicing into medallions, as called for in this teriyaki pork tenderloin recipe. Be aware that pork tenderloin often has a tough section of silvery-white connective tissue on parts of the surface, known as “silverskin.” The silverskin does not soften with cooking, and needs to be trimmed off before slicing. It’s white/silver in color. Slip a knife under this piece of tissue and remove it before marinating or cooking.

Choose Thick Teriyaki Sauce

Teriyaki Sauce is made with soy sauce as the foundation and has brown sugar for sweetness and garlic and ginger for flavor. It’s the sugar that makes teriyaki such a great marinade for meat. When proteins in meat combine with sugars or carbs during cooking, the result is a delectable caramelized glaze.

If you buy bottled teriyaki, be sure to get the thick teriyaki sauce (you want the consistency of bbq sauce, not the one that is runny like soy sauce).

Teriyaki Pork on a grill pan with cilantro

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How to Make Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin

Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin on the grill is as easy as 1,2,3:

  1. Slice the pork loin into chunks and pound to 1/2″ thick.
  2. Marinate in teriyaki sauce (4-5 hours if you have time)
  3. Place on a medium-hot grill, 3-4 minutes per side (it’s quick)!!

Remember that pork tenderloin should be cooked to 145°F and can be a little bit pink in the middle. It only needs a few minutes each side.

Serve on a bun or over rice with steamed broccoli and enjoy! We always toast the rolls with a bit of Homemade Garlic Butter for great flavor. Add in some cucumbers and cilantro for freshness and enjoy!

If you’re not up to grilling, then teriyaki pork can be broiled in the oven. Place on a foil lined pan (teriyaki sauce is sticky and difficult to clean) and broil 4″ from the heat for about 5 minutes per side or just until pork reaches 145°F.

Teriyaki Pork on a baking sheet with cilantro

What Goes With Teriyaki Pork

Teriyaki pork goes great with coleslaw, spicy-hot kimchee, and sweet potato fries.

We usually serve this with a fresh salad Easy Kale Salad with Fresh Lemon DressingFresh Corn Salad or easy Potato Salad.

So delicious! Enjoy!

Teriyaki Pork on a toasted roll with sesame seeds cilantro
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Grilled Pork Teriyaki

Pork Teriyaki is one of the most delicious ways to prepare pork tenderloin.  Packed with mouthwatering umami flavor, teriyaki pork is always a favorite. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Marinating Time 4 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
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  • 2 Pork Tenderloin (1 pound each) Cut in 4-5 pieces each
  • 2 cups teriyaki Sauce ensure it's thick sauce
  • 2 large onions sliced
  • 2 sliced green onions optional
  • sesame seeds for garnish optional


  • Cut each pork tenderloin into 4-5 pieces, pound pork pieces until ½" thick.
  • Marinate pork medallions in teriyaki sauce and onion slices for 4-6 hours
  • Preheat grill to high. Grill the Pork Medallions on high 3-4 minutes per side
  • If desired, place onions on a grill tray and grill for 5 minutes until soft, stirring occasionally.  (Keep a close eye on the onions so they don't burn)
  • Sprinkle pork with sesame seeds and green onions if desired.


We love to serve the pork medallions on toasted rolls with chopped green onions. Serve and Enjoy!
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 315 | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 1439mg | Potassium: 483mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2.9mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian
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Pork Teriyaki on a grill and on a plate with a bun and a title
Pork Teriyaki on a grill with cilantro, garnished with sesame seeds.
Pork Teriyaki on a baking sheet with cilantro and garnished with sesame seeds.


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  1. Could this be made with boneless pork loin chops? Hubby just grilled some tender loin chops earlier this week. Sounds yummy!

  2. What are the ingredients for the teriyaki sauce for pork medallions please.You have not included it.

  3. Hello, do you have a recipe for homemade teriyaki sauce or what brand of it that you purchase at the store please? Thank you!

  4. Thanks for this easy recipe that makes a hearty and tasty “meal”. My husband is a “meat” man and won’t settle for nothing less. I know he will be satisfied and “content” with this meaty meal. Thanks for sharing!! :)

  5. Yum, anything the goes on the grill is worthy to end up in my husband’s stomach. Thanks for sharing. I think I’ll surprise him this weekend with this recipe.