Sugar Free Teriyaki Sauce

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Have y’all started to notice that Asian food is a serious weakness of mine? I have always had a love affair with Asian food. Teriyaki chicken, pad Thai, hibachi. I love it all! Take-out and a good movie on Friday night’s are totally my jam!

This Sugar Free Teriyaki Sauce recipe came as a result of me desperately needing some take-out in my life. I used to make homemade teriyaki chicken bowls all the time (pre-keto) but it had both brown sugar AND honey in the sauce. Yikes!



I tweaked my old recipe to replicate the flavor and keep it low carb. You’ll notice this recipe calls for Sukrin Gold. While I am not a fan of “speciality” items or unnecessary ingredients, Sukrin Gold is a brown sugar alternative that is perfect in a multitude of recipes (cookies, pies, sauces, etc). It is made of erythritol but it does NOT have the “cooling effect” like many other products do. I ALWAYS have it on hand I my kitchen. And if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ve seen it in a ton of my recipes.




One of my favorite, and easiest ways to use this sauce is in Teriyaki Chicken Bowls. Just make a batch of Cauliflower Fried Rice (without the pork), steam some broccoli, sautè some mushrooms, and you have a delicious bowl of fake out take out! You can even top it all off with some Sugar Free Yum Yum Sauce if you’re feeling a lil bit extra!

Next time you’re craving take-out, give this easy recipe a try!

Sugar Free Teriyaki Sauce

March 7, 2018
: 5 min
: 5 min
: 10 min
: Easy

This sugar free teriyaki sauce is perfect for all of your take-out cravings!


  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp sweetener
  • 4 tsp Sukrin Gold brown sugar substitute
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste (or fresh ginger)
  • 1.5 tbsp arrowroot powder + 3 tbsp water (slurry)
  • 1 Combine everything except slurry in small sauce pan.
  • 2 In separate measuring cup, use a fork to stir arrowroot powder and water to make a slurry.
  • 3 Bring mixture to a boil, add slurry, and whisk continuously until thickened. About 1 minute.
  • 4 Refrigerate leftovers in airtight container up to 1 week.


You may replace the arrowroot slurry with xanthan gum (without water). Start with 1/4 tsp and increase as needed. This will change the macros so you will need to recalculate them in a fitness app.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 239 Calories from Fat 52.2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.8g 9%
Saturated Fat 1.9g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 233.4mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 6.4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2.7g 11%
Sugars 0.5g
Protein 41.9g 84%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Please note that macros were calculated using My Fitness Pal and the brands referenced. Altering ingredients or brands can change the macros for the recipe. Please verify your macros in a tracker to insure accuracy.



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