Low Calorie Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

This Teriyaki Chicken Recipe is low in calories and made in under 15 minutes! It includes an easy, homemade teriyaki sauce recipe you can drizzle over rice, chicken, even steak.

Making chicken teriyaki is easy and fast, and makes a fantastic weeknight dinner. Try this easy recipe for teriyaki chicken next time you need to get dinner on the table in a flash.

I make teriyaki sauce homemade, it helps cut 100’s off calories, and reduce the amount of sugar by over 50%.

You can use this yummy recipe to make homemade teriyaki chicken bowls. They are a great meal prep meal that travels well for lunch, and freezes beautifully for homemade frozen dinners.

This chicken with teriyaki sauce recipe is easy to make in under 15 minutes!

Low Calorie Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

This teriyaki sauce chicken recipe will likely become a staple in your house, not just because it’s so fast and easy. But because it tastes amazing!

Teriyaki chicken

To make this healthy teriyaki chicken easy, we’ve supplied you with the following sections.

Read though them for helpful resources, or skip ahead to the recipe card.

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Below you’ll find all you need to make recipes with teriyaki chicken… from a shopping list, to a how to guide, even a printable recipe card!

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Below I will show you how to make chicken teriyaki in under 15 minutes, for under 300 calories!

Ingredients for Teriyaki Chicken

Teriyaki chicken recipes are easy and simple to make with just a few pantry staples! Once you have all the ingredients, you can make this easy dinner anytime in just a few minutes.

Sometimes I make the teriyaki sauce and just pour it over leftover chicken for a fast teriyaki chicken breast. Other times I use it to make my daughter’s favorite… Teriyaki steak!

Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

It’s so easy to make teriyaki chicken and sauce… Here are the ingredients you will need.

Teriyaki Chicken Recipe Shopping List:

  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts 
  • Olive oil
  • Low-sodium soy sauce
  • Honey
  • Light brown sugar
  • Rice vinegar
  • Toasted sesame oil
  • Ginger 
  • Garlic 
  • Cornstarch
  • Green onions
  • Sesame seeds

Try serving this low carb chicken teriyaki over some equally low carb rice! Here’s our healthy cauliflower rice recipe:

Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of this low calorie teriyaki chicken recipe you want to make. It will do all the measurement math for you! All of the ingredients for this healthy teriyaki chicken can be doubled or tripled with the click of a button.

Now that you have your shopping list… I’ll show you how to make teriyaki chicken!

If you stock your pantry once, you’ll find that you can make this easy dinner anytime, in under 15 minutes!

How to Make Teriyaki Chicken

It’s easy to make chicken teriyaki recipes. Below I will show you how to make this easy dinner. And further down you’ll find a printable recipe card, where all the information is together along with nutrition and cook times.

I like to serve this recipe with rice, but it’s great on it’s own if you’re looking to lower carbohydrates.

Teriyaki chicken

How to Make Teriyaki Chicken:

  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add chicken and brown for 5 minutes then flip and brown for an additional 3 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the soy sauce, water, honey, brown sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic and cornstarch in a medium bowl.
  4. Add the sauce to the cooked chicken and continue to cook for an additional 1 minute until thickened.
  5. Top with green onions and sesame seeds.

Special Tip: You can find these directions, along with measurements, nutrition and more in the sharable recipe card in the next section!

You’re just 15 minutes and 5 steps away form the best chicken teriyaki recipe EVER!

Low Calorie Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

This recipe is low in calories… But it doesn’t taste like it!

I like to serve it over rice, for a homemade teriyaki bowl. You can even meal prep several servings for faster dinners.

If you’re looking for a low carb chicken teriyaki recipe, try serving this low calorie chicken recipe over Low Carb Cauliflower Rice!

Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

LOW CALORIE Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

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This low calorie Teriyaki Chicken Recipe is delicious and fast!
From beginning to end you can make this delicious Chicken Teriyaki Recipe in just 10 minutes!
5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Course dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 servings
Calories 279 kcal


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts sliced into strips
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce or gluten free Tamari
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger grated or minced
  • 2 cloves of garlic grated or minced
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 green onions sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds


  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add chicken and brown for 5 minutes then flip and brown for an additional 3 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine the soy sauce, water, honey, brown sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic and cornstarch in a medium bowl.
  • Add the sauce to the cooked chicken and continue to cook for an additional 1 minute until thickened.
  • Top with green onions and sesame seeds.


Calories: 279kcalCarbohydrates: 11.4gProtein: 34gFat: 10.2gSaturated Fat: 2.6gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 980mgPotassium: 297mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 9.7gCalcium: 30mgIron: 2mg
Keyword chicken, dinner, teriyaki
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Final Thoughts on Low Calorie Chicken Teriyaki Recipes:

Here at Lose Weight By eating we have one goal… Make healthy (or healthier) recipes so you can stay on your diet no matter what craving you have.

When testing these recipes we have one main rule: It must taste as good (if not better) than the full fat version. And this yummy teriyaki recipe is the perfect example.

I’ve shaved 100’s of calories off the recipe so you can enjoy it everyday! And it’s so low in cost, flavorful, and easy… You’ll want to eat it everyday!

Important Note: As a reminder, at Lose Weight By Eating it is our goal to make you healthier, all-natural versions of your favorite recipes… not all will be “diet worthy” depending on the diet you are on. But they will be healthier versions to help curb your cravings.

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11 thoughts on “Low Calorie Teriyaki Chicken Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    seems to make enough sauce for twice the amount of chicken, but maybe i just measured wrong. tastes amazing though, next time im gonna add some lemon cause im obsessed with lemon ^^

  2. Delicious.
    I changed a couple of ingredients to make the dish a wee bit healthier:
    I used coconut Sugar instead Brown sugar)
    and tapioca flour (also called tapioca starch)
    instead of corn starch

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