Keto friendly teriyaki chicken skewers! Have you been craving a good teriyaki chicken meal? Not only is it hard to find teriyaki sauce that is keto friendly, but it is virtually impossible to find store bought teriyaki sauce that is gluten free. Now you can make one that fits the bill on both!
Teriyaki Chicken Skewers
The homemade keto-friendly, gluten free sauce on this chicken is going to be the star of this recipe and you’ll have a hard time convincing others that it’s healthy! Chicken teriyaki is one of these recipes that everyone seems to love and it goes great with just about any side.
These teriyaki chicken skewers are great for lunch or dinner at home anytime. Plus, they are also a great recipe to make for a potluck or cookout.
Can You Eat Teriyaki Sauce on Keto?
As we mentioned earlier, most store bought teriyaki sauce is not keto friendly and it is not gluten free. That is why it is best to make your own teriyaki sauce like in this recipe.
Making your own sauce ensures that you are keeping your carb count where it needs to be. It also ensures that you aren’t consuming ingredients that you don’t want to be consuming. This is especially important for anyone that is required to avoid gluten for health purposes.
What is Needed to Make Teriyaki Chicken Skewers?
In order to put these low carb granola bars with chocolate chips together, you need the following:
- 6 Wooden Skewers
- Small Saucepan
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Grill (indoor or outdoor)
- Meat Thermometer
How to Make Keto Teriyaki Chicken Skewers
Add the soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, garlic, sesame oil and ginger paste to a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved, and remove to cool.
Pour ⅔ of the marinade over the chicken in a large bowl, and marinate for up to 4 hours.
Slide the chicken onto the wooden skewers.
Preheat an indoor or outdoor grill, and grill the skewers until cooked through, about 10-12 minutes.
Baste the chicken with the remaining marinade about halfway through the cooking time.
Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds before serving.
How Long Does it Take To Make Keto Teriyaki Chicken Skewers?
With prep time of just 15 minutes and a cook time of just 10-15 minutes, you can be enjoying these keto teriyaki chicken skewers in less than a half an hour!
What Healthy Sides Should I Pair with Keto Teriyaki Chicken?
There are many great sides that you can pair with this keto teriyaki chicken. Here is a list of some of our favorites:
Keto Coleslaw – This is an especially good addition to the teriyaki chicken if you are having a cookout! There is just something about the combination that screams delicious backyard dinner!
Caesar Salad – Caesar Salad is a great salad to pair with these chicken skewers.
Broccoli Salad with Bacon – This broccoli salad pairs well with just about everything. These skewers are no exception.
Garlic Cauliflower Rice – Cauliflower rice is a favorite keto side dish for many meals and it pairs very well with this keto teriyaki chicken/
How Many Net Carbs Do These Teriyaki Chicken Skewers Have?
It’s always great to find new recipe favorites that fit well into your keto diet and this is one of those recipes! This keto teriyaki chicken has just 4 net carbs per serving.
This recipe makes 6 servings.
How to Store Keto Teriyaki Chicken Skewers
If you have any leftovers, or if you are making them for meal prep, you might be curious about the best way to store them.
In the Fridge
Place the leftover skewers in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to 3 days.
In The Freezer
If you won’t be enjoying these skewers in the first few days after cooking them, you can freeze them by placing them in an airtight container and placing them in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Tips for Making This Keto Teriyaki Chicken Skewers
Marinating the chicken for a full 4 hours will help the flavors come through well.
Use Fresh Garlic
Using fresh garlic is a great way to enhance the flavor!
Add the Sauce at The Right Time
Save up half of the sauce and add it to the chicken halfway through the cooking cycle. Doing it this way will create a delicious, charring on the chicken and create an even stickier sauce. The combination of the charred chicken and sweet, sticky sauce is delicious!
- 1 ½ lbs. Boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into pieces
- 6 Wooden skewers
- ⅓ cup gluten free soy sauce or coconut aminos
- ¼ cup low carb brown sugar substitute
- 1 tablespoon sugar free honey
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- ½ teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons ginger paste
- Green onions and sesame seeds for garnish
- Add the soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, garlic, sesame oil and ginger paste to a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved, and remove to cool.
- Pour ⅔ of the marinade over the chicken in a large bowl, and marinate for up to 4 hours.
- Slide the chicken onto the wooden skewers.
- Preheat an indoor or outdoor grill, and grill the skewers until cooked through, about 10-12 minutes. Baste the chicken with the remaining marinade about halfway through the cooking time.
- Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds before serving.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 138mgSodium: 975mgCarbohydrates: 5gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 30g
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