This Keto Teriyaki Sauce has the perfect blend of traditional sweet and salty flavors, with a thick and sticky texture that you will love! Use it to add great flavor to your stir fry chicken, beef or shrimp, use as a marinade or glaze.
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- ❤️ Why You’ll Love This Keto Teriyaki Sauce Recipe
- What’s in Keto Teriyaki Sauce
- How to Make Sugar-Free Teriyaki Sauce
- Is there a lot of sugar in teriyaki sauce?
- Is soy sauce Keto friendly?
- What is the difference between soy sauce and aminos?
- What is authentic teriyaki sauce made of?
- Do you have to add cornstarch to teriyaki sauce?
- How do you make teriyaki chicken marinade?
- More Keto Sauce Recipes
❤️ Why You’ll Love This Keto Teriyaki Sauce Recipe
- Authentic flavors, just like the traditional version
- Add to beef, chicken or shrimp stir fry for a tasty dinner
- Sugar-free and low carb with only one 1 carb per serving
- Family friendly
Teriyaki is a cooking technique used in Japanese cuisine. “Teri” means shine or luster and “yaki,” means grilled or broiled. As I will discuss further down in this post, some of the components of a tradition teriyaki sauce are not ideal for a Keto diet.
Teriyaki chicken is one of the more popular recipes that we love to enjoy and with good reason, it’s absolutely delicious! But with just a few tweaks, this substitute for teriyaki sauce will be the perfect addition to adding authentic Asian flavors to your meals.
What’s in Keto Teriyaki Sauce
- Liquid aminos
- Sugar-free Keto honey
- Brown monk fruit/allulose
- Toasted sesame oil
- Rice wine vinegar
- Red pepper flakes
- Xanthan gum
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
How to Make Sugar-Free Teriyaki Sauce
All add the ingredients except for the xanthan gum to a small mixing bowl.
Whisk until well combined.
Pour the mixture into a saucepan and simmer on low for 5 minutes, whisking often.
Sprinkle in the xanthan gum while whisking and simmer for another 1 minute or until thickened.
The sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.
Allow to cool at room temperature before storing in an airtight jar in the fridge.
Traditional teriyaki sauce can range from 3-4 carbs, but this Keto friendly version is only 1 carb per serving!
Is there a lot of sugar in teriyaki sauce?
There is typically about 2-3 grams of sugar in traditional store bought versions, but there's zero sugar in this Keto teriyaki sauce.
Is soy sauce Keto friendly?
Soy sauce is made by fermenting soy beans and wheat, both of which can cause inflammation. It also contains MSG, gluten and an extremely high amount of sodium. A Keto substitute for soy sauce is liquid aminos (or coconut aminos).
What is the difference between soy sauce and aminos?
I’ve outlined what soy sauce contains above and in stark contrast, aminos are soy and gluten free. They also contain less sodium and have a very similar taste to soy sauce, making it perfect for a low carb diet.
What is authentic teriyaki sauce made of?
Typically it will contain soy sauce, sugar, honey and cornstarch, all of which are not good for anyone following a Keto diet. This Keto substitute for teriyaki sauce contains liquid aminos, as I mentioned above is a much better option, Keto friendly sweetener, sugar-free honey substitute and a tiny amount of xanthan gum to replace the cornstarch for thickening.
Do you have to add cornstarch to teriyaki sauce?
Absolutely not, as I mentioned above, just ⅛ teaspoon of xanthan gum will help thicken teriyaki sauce perfectly, so there’s no need to use cornstarch.
How do you make teriyaki chicken marinade?
You can use this same recipe as a marinade, as well as a sauce in your meals.
More Keto Sauce Recipes
- Bearnaise Sauce
- Easy Alfredo Sauce
- Easy Cheese Sauce for Veggies
- Bang Bang Sauce
- Buffalo Cheese Sauce
- Homemade Pesto
- Buffalo Wing Sauce
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Keto Teriyaki Sauce
- All add the ingredients except for the xanthan gum to a small mixing bowl.
- Whisk until well combined.
- Pour the mixture into a saucepan and simmer on low for 5 minutes, whisking often.
- Sprinkle in the xanthan gum while whisking and simmer for another 1 minute or until thickened. The sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.
- Allow to cool at room temperature before storing in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to 1 week.
*Make sure to scroll up and read the post for substitutions, additions and helpful tips for making this recipe.
*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol: Swerve, Erythritol, Monk Fruit or Allulose.
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