Low Sugar - Low Carb Teriyaki Chicken

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3 minutes
August 18, 2021
Carole Jones
Vacations are the best:  Sleeping in.  Eating out.  Sleeping in.  Eating out.  Sleeping in.  Eating out.
 
Having just returned from our week long family vacation to Utah, I am definitely feeling the effects of my above mentioned pattern.  My clothes are much tighter and only a doughnut from Carl’s Bakery in Granite Falls, MN would have gotten me out of bed to workout this morning.
 
Getting back to reality after such indulgence is always so painful.  Why can’t we live in our “vacation world” more often?  Granted, I would be 400 lbs and would accomplish very little since I would sleep 10+  hours a night.
Low Carb Low Sugar Baked Chicken Teriyaki

This chicken definitely helps in my transition back to reality.  It tastes great, and the best part:  No feelings of guilt when I wake-up tomorrow morning!  At least for me, eating well the day before is completely empowering for the next day.

Low Carb Low Sugar Baked Chicken Teriyaki
This is a great freezer meal as well.  I prepare extra sauce and pour it over the raw chicken in a freezer bag.  So easy when you are already making one batch, so just make a bit more and save loads of time later!

 

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Low Sugar – Low Carb Teriyaki Chicken

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Ingredients

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  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 C quality soy sauce
  • 1/2 C water
  • 1/4 C Splenda or 2 Tb Truvia
  • 1 Tb dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tb freshly grated ginger root
  • 2 Tb fresh garlic, finely minced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Trim visible fat and tendons from the chicken breasts.  Make a row of shallow cuts along the top of the chicken to allow the sauce to penetrate deeper.  Place the chicken, cut side down, in a single layer in a casserole dish
  2. Put all the sauce ingredients into a small saucepan and simmer about 15 minutes.  It should reduce by 1/3-1/2.  Pour about 1/3 of the sauce over the chicken and cover the dish with foil.  Bake about 25 minutes, or until the chicken is beginning to firm to the touch.
  3. Remove the foil, turn the chicken so the cut side is facing up and baste the chicken with the extra sauce in the pan using a pastry brush.  Continue to cook another 20-25 minutes, basting with the sauce every 5 minutes.

Notes

***Freezer meal- place chicken and all the sauce into a bag and freeze.  To cook, allow chicken to thaw and remove some of the extra sauce so you can baste the chicken while cooking.  Follow the regular baking directions.
***Gluten Free – be sure to use gluten free soy sauce!

  • Author: Carole

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 chicken breast
  • Calories: 470
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Sodium: 883mg
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 17g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 87g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.

8 comments

David Head
12 years ago

This looks so amazing, I really wait to try this out!! mmm yummy.

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Brenda Elton
12 years ago

Carole,
Planned to grill this on a hot day and didn’t read the directions good enough before hand (oven bake)…so used this as a marinade for chicken and pork chops. They were great! Tasty and very tender!

Christine
10 years ago

What is the carbs in this recipe ?

Carole
10 years ago

Christine- I don’t have exact numbers for you but there are a ton of great sites out there that will calculate it for you once you enter the recipe

Dot M.
8 years ago

Would this work with chicken thighs? How would you modify cooking time? Thanks.

Carole
8 years ago

Absolutely Dot! Just a little longer cook time is all you need

Bonnie Newman
7 years ago

When you post a Low Carb or Low Sugar Recipe, would it be possible to include the nutritional information as well? What is Low Carb to some is not Low Carb to others. Thank you.

Carole
7 years ago

Hi there Bonnie! I don’t have the nutritional information for this recipe but there are so many great online nutritional calculators that you just pop in the recipe and it will give you all the info you are looking for

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