Low-Carb Keto Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

Teriyaki is typically made with a whole lot of sugar. If you are following a keto diet, you do not have to deprive yourself of the delicious things you have always enjoyed.

This is just one example of the many keto recipes we have adjusted to help you enjoy delicious stir-fried teriyaki chicken!

Does Regular Teriyaki Chicken Have a Lot of Carbs?

Teriyaki is a Japanese dish where meat or fish are cooked after a marinade in soy sauce and sweetener. Traditional versions of this Asian dish are high in carbohydrates because they use brown sugar or other sweeteners.

Teriyaki sauce can be made Keto-friendly if you use a sugar-free brown sugar substitute instead of brown sugar. While honey is not a keto sweetener, remember that it is a natural sweetener and you are using very little for a large amount of marinade.

Keto Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

Total Time

Give yourself about 15 minutes to make the low-carb teriyaki sauce (ideally the day before you plan to make the stir-fry. It will take about 30 minutes to make the delicious low-carb teriyaki chicken as described above. Store any leftovers in an airtight container.

If you do meal prep to ensure you have healthy lunches or suppers for the week, this meal is great reheated!

Easy Keto Teriyaki Marinade


  • 3/4 c. water

  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar substitute

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1 tablespoon Keto Goods Allulose sugar substitute

  • 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, garlic powder (or fresh garlic, minced & pepper)

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger (or one inch of fresh ginger, grated)

  • 1/4 teaspoon Xanthan gum

  • Optional: add minced green onions for extra flavor

3 Ingredient Easy Keto Teriyaki Marinade

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar substitute

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce

  • 3 tablespoons yellow mustard

This one is my favorite, very easy, no-frills recipe. It is quick to throw together when you are in a hurry. Mix the three ingredients and use them to marinade your meat or tofu.


  1. In a small saucepan, warm 3/4 cup water on medium-high heat.

  2. Once the water is warm, add all the ingredients except the Xanthan gum.

  3. Cook until well mixed together and gently bubbling.

  4. Lower heat.

  5. Whisk in Xanthan gum to thicken.

Nutritional Information

Our marinade adds 75 calories and 2 net carbs when used on 1 1/2 pounds of skinless chicken thighs or breasts.

Chicken Recipe


  1. Cut boneless, skinless chicken breasts or chicken thighs into strips.

  2. Put the chicken into a large ziplock bag or a glass container with a cover.

  3. Cover with the homemade keto teriyaki sauce above.

  4. Marinate for at least 3 hours (overnight will yield the best flavor).

  5. Heat olive oil or sesame oil in a wok or large pan.

  6. Add the chicken to the pan. Saute in a pan until the chicken is cooked almost through.

  7. Add your favorite stir-fry vegetables to the pan. (Note: Add veggies that require the longest cooking time first.

  8. To keep the meal keto, serve over cauliflower rice. Garnish with sesame seeds.