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Teriyaki chicken served on a bed of cabbage with sprinkled sesame seeds.

Teriyaki Chicken

This low carb teriyaki chicken recipe is going to be your new favorite dish to add to the weekly rotation! Juicy pan-fried chicken is topped with a sweet and savory teriyaki sauce making it the perfect meal for the entire family. It’s so easy to make and cooks up in minutes.
Course Lunch, Main Course, Sauce
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Japanese chicken teriyaki recipe, low carb teriyaki chicken, low carb teriyaki sauce, teriyaki chicken thigh recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 265kcal



  • 1/2 lbs Boneless & Skinless Chicken Thighs about 2-3 pieces
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Neutral High Temp Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Toasted Sesame Seed
  • 1/4 Whole Cabbage


  • 4 tbsp Japanese Sake
  • 2 tbsp Sweetener monkfruit erythritol blend, sugar or sweetener of choice
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/16 tsp Xanthan Gum or thickener of choice


  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Shred the cabbage using a shredder and transfer to a serving plate.
  • Take chicken fillets, pat dry with paper towels, sprinkle with salt & pepper and set aside.
  • In a Teflon sauce pan, add Japanese Sake, sweetener, Erythritol Blend, Soy Sauce and bring to boil.  Once boiling,sprinkle in Xanthan Gum, reduce heat to med-low heat and let it thicken for 2 minutes while occasionally stirring.  Once 2 minutes has passed, remove from heat and set aside.  Note - if the sauce isn't thickening, add Xanthan Gum in very small increments until desired consistency is reached.
  • Bring oil up to heat on a cast iron pan, reduce heat to medium and then carefully add chicken inside. Cook until the chicken has a nice seared crust, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Once seared, flip and cook for 3-4 more minutes or until done (time will depend on the thickness of chicken thigh, so if you are unsure, either cut to check or use a meat thermometer, center internal temp should be 165F).
  • Transfer chicken onto a bed of cabbage, pour ~2 tbsp of the teriyaki sauce onto each serving and sprinkle toasted sesame seeds.



Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 286mg | Potassium: 240mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.02g | Vitamin A: 89IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg