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Easy Teriyaki Chicken

This Easy Teriyaki Chicken is tender, juicy, and coated in a sugar free teriyaki marinade-which makes for a perfect summer night dinner!

Servings for chicken thighs: Makes four 4 oz. servings

GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE : 5 SmartPoints per serving 

Servings for chicken breast: Makes four  4 oz. servings

GREEN: 3 SmartPoints per serving

BLUE: 1 SmartPoints per serving

PURPLE: 1 SmartPoints per serving

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This Easy Teriyaki Chicken can be made using skinless, boneless chicken thighs, breasts or tenders.  I absolute love making it using chicken thighs which are more tender and moist in comparison to the breast or tender. The chicken thigh is the darker meat, which means that it is tenderer and more flavorful than the chicken breast.  

A 3 ounces of skinless thigh meat is around 170 calories, 12.8 grams of fat, no carbs and 22 grams of protein. Both chicken thighs and breasts are great sources of lean protein. However, they can differ in the amount of calories, fat and saturated fat. A 3 ounce skinless, chicken breast is around 140 calories, 3 grams of fat, no carbs, and just 1 gram of saturated fat.

For these Easy Teriyaki you will:

Combine, chicken, sesame seeds, minced garlic, and Teriyaki sauce into a large Tupperware container. Stir and coat all the chicken pieces with marinade. Cover or place a lid on the Tupperware and chill in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours to allow the chicken to marinate.

I use G Hughes sugar free Teriyaki marinade for this easy teriyaki chicken. You can find it on Amazon here or at your local grocery store.

If you are unable to find it at your local grocery store, you could substitute it for any other sugar free teriyaki marinade that is available to you.

Place marinated chicken onto a BBQ grill (outdoor grill or cast iron grill skillet pan) pour remaining sauce over the top of the chicken and 

cook on medium high until chicken is no longer pink. About 7-8 minutes on each side.

 

Serve with your favorite veggie, over cauliflower rice, brown or white rice.

 

Ingredients: 

  • 16 oz. or four (4oz.) boneless, skinless chicken thighs or thin chicken breasts, raw
  • 1 cup G. Hughes Sugar Free Teriyaki Marinade 
  • 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp roasted white sesame seeds 
  • 2 green onion, chopped for garnish 

Directions:

  1. In a large Tupperware combine, chicken, sesame seeds, mined garlic, and Teriyaki sauce. Stir and coat all the chicken pieces with sauce. Cover or place a lid on The Tupperware and chill in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours to allow the chicken to marinate.
  2. Place marinated chicken onto a BBQ grill (outdoor grill or cast iron grill skillet pan) pour remaining sauce over the top of the chicken and cook on medium high until chicken is no longer pink. About 7-8 minutes on each side.
  3. Serve with your favorite veggie, over cauliflower rice, brown or white rice. (for additional points)

Servings for chicken thighs: Makes four 4 oz. servings

GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE : 5 SmartPoints per serving 

Servings for chicken breast: Makes four  4 oz. servings

GREEN: 3 SmartPoints per serving

BLUE: 1 SmartPoints per serving

PURPLE: 1 SmartPoints per serving

Yield: 4

Easy Teriyaki Chicken

Easy Teriyaki Chicken

This Easy Teriyaki Chicken is tender, juicy, and coated in a sugar free teriyaki marinade! A prefect summer night meal!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. or four (4 oz.) chicken thighs or thin chicken breasts
  • 1 cup G. Hughes Sugar Free Teriyaki Marinade
  • 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 green onion, chopped for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large Tupperware combine, chicken, sesame seeds, minced garlic, and Teriyaki sauce. Stir and coat all the chicken pieces with sauce. Cover or place a lid on The Tupperware and chill in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours to allow the chicken to marinate.
  2. Place marinated chicken onto a BBQ grill (outdoor grill or cast iron grill skillet pan) pour remaining sauce over the top of the chicken and cook on medium high until chicken is no longer pink. About 7-8 minutes on each side.
  3. Serve with your favorite veggie, over cauliflower rice, brown or white rice. ( for additional points)

Servings for chicken thighs: Makes four 4 oz. servings

GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE : 5 SmartPoints per serving 

Servings for chicken breast: Makes four  4 oz. servings

GREEN: 3 SmartPoints per serving

BLUE: 1 SmartPoints per serving

PURPLE: 1 SmartPoints per serving

Notes

  1. In order to calculate the freestyle smart points on a recipe you have to enter the ingredients in manually (by ingredient) not by the nutritional information in the ww recipe builder-since this recipe contains zero point items the app doesn’t realize there is zero point items in the recipe and will calculate it based only off the nutritional info which is not accurate.
  2. Nutritional Information is for a 4 oz. chicken thigh serving.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 279mgCarbohydrates: 10gSugar: 0gProtein: 21g

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Jean

Tuesday 18th of June 2019

I understand about the 4 oz of the chicken thighs - the way it states serving is 4 (4oz) is what is confusing me.....sorry

Lindsay Kehl

Tuesday 18th of June 2019

Sorry for the confusion. The entire recipe makes 4 servings. Each serving is 4oz.

Hope that helps!

Thanks so much

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