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Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry

Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry is the perfect simple recipe for busy weeknights. Best of all, only 20 minutes to make with tender chicken, broccoli, bell peppers and a sweet and savory Asian inspired sauce.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword asian take out recipe, chinese takeout recipe, easy chicken stir fry, japanese take out recipe, teriyaki
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 269 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 1 lb or 2 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt , or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper , or to
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil divided
  • 2 1/4 tablespoons avocado oil , divided (or olive oil)
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 bell pepper cut into chunks

FOR THE TERIYAKI SAUCE:

  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos , (you can also sub with gluten free tamari or low sodium soy sauce depending on your dietary concerns)
  • 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar , (you can also sub with rice vinegar depending on your dietary concerns)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons golden sugar substitute (I use Lakanto monk fruit) , or to taste if you like your sauce sweeter (can also sub with honey, coconut sugar if not low carb or Keto)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh pineapple juice OR fresh orange juice , optional if not strict Keto (adds an extra fresh sweetness that brings out the other flavors)
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum , for thickening the sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili garlic paste, red pepper chili flakes or Sriracha sauce optional, to taste

OPTIONAL FOR GARNISH:

  • 1/2 tablespoon roasted cashews , for garnish
  • sesame seeds , for garnish
  • chopped green onions , for garnish

Instructions

  1. Season chicken with salt, black pepper and 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 1/4 tablespoons oil and saute chicken until cooked through, about 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  3. Return pan to heat and add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add the broccoli and bell pepper. Cook until the vegetables are just crisp tender, about 2-3 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, combine together the ingredients for the sauce. Stir into pan along with the cooked chicken and toss to coat well. Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper as needed.

  5. Garnish with optional cashews, green onions and sesame seeds, if desired. Serve hot over zucchini noodles or cauliflower rice.

    If you're not keto, you can serve with Jasmine rice or soba noodles.

Recipe Notes

**Nutritional info was calculated without the cashews or the pineapple juice / orange juice

The Orange juice only adds 1g carbs and 4 calories

The cashews add 1g carbs and 6 calories

Nutrition Facts
Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 269 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 26g 52%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.