Quick Keto Teriyaki Chicken

This quick keto Teriyaki chicken recipe can be made in 15 minutes! It’s gluten free, dairy free, low carb, keto and tastes better than take out!

Traditional teriyaki chicken has 4 main components which include soy sauce, sake, sugar and ginger. Making a keto version isn’t very hard with removing the sugar as well as the sake. You can choose to use soy sauce if you prefer but since I’m on an elimination diet soy is out of the question for me. My oldest child has had a soy allergy since he was little so we’ve often avoided it anyway. My favorite replacement for soy sauce is coconut aminos. I think it tastes just like soy sauce only it isn’t as salty as soy sauce, which is an easy fix. 

This is a super easy recipe that can be made in 15 minutes or less on any busy weeknight! I love quick meals for when the days are so busy running in and out of the house and some days we can’t sit down together as a family. I can easily make this in the afternoon and everyone can help themselves whenever they need. The only important part is to just make sure you have some thawed chicken ready to use. 

The obvious choice is to serve with a low carb rice option. I chose to serve this over some cauliflower rice and roasted broccoli. You could also try this rice, my daughter actually loves, made from shiritaki konjac rice made by Miracle Noodle. Zero carbs and zero calories and she loves them. I’m not quite the fan and prefer cauliflower rice instead. Other options my hubby likes for sides would be stir fried asparagus, or crispy brussels sprouts. 

Super simple and a meal that the whole family will easily love!

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Quick Keto Teriyaki Chicken

Servings 8 @ 4 ounces
Calories 175 kcal
Author Brenda Bennett/ Sugar Free Mom


  • 2 pounds chicken tenderloin (cut into bite size pieces)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil (or avocado)
  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup coconut vinegar (or red wine vinegar)
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp Optional: Swerve brown sugar sub
  • Optional Toppings: chopped scallions, toasted sesame seeds


  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken and cover skillet for 5 minutes. Stir chicken and cover for 2-3 minutes more or until chicken is no longer pink. 

  2. Reduce heat to medium. Whisk remaining ingredients in a bowl and pour into pan. Stir to coat chicken with sauce and cover for 4-5 minutes or until mixture is boiling. 

  3. Once boiling remove cover and continue to stir until sauce thickens, about 2-3 minutes. 

  4. Top with scallions and sesame seeds. Serve with roasted broccoli and/or cauliflower rice. 

Nutrition Facts

Quick Keto Teriyaki Chicken

Amount Per Serving (1 serving)

Calories 175 Calories from Fat 54

% Daily Value*

Fat 6g9%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Cholesterol 73mg24%

Sodium 659mg29%

Potassium 420mg12%

Carbohydrates 3g1%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 1g1%

Protein 24g48%

Vitamin A 35IU1%

Vitamin C 2.7mg3%

Calcium 7mg1%

Iron 0.4mg2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Blessings, Brenda

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