Teriyaki Chicken Plate

 

This recipe is very flavorful and is filled with wholesome nutrients, vitamins and fiber. Unlike most teriyaki recipes, this doesn’t contain sugar, yet it maintains a sweet undertone. Serve on a bed of baby arugula and quinoa. 

Servings: 4 

Here’s what you need…

  • 1 can naturally sweetened, zero calorie lemon lime soda (Zevia brand)

  • ½ cup soy sauce

  • ¾ cup brown rice vinegar

  • 1 medium yellow onion – half minced and half thinly sliced

  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed

  • 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, grated

  • 1 Tablespoon coconut crystals (or 1 teaspoon agave nectar or 1 packet Stevia)

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs

  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil

  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch segments

  • 2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro

  • optional *baby arugula and cooked quinoa

 

Instructions:

  1. Combine the soda, soy sauce, vinegar, minced onion, garlic, ginger and coconut crystals in a bowl. Add the chicken and turn to coat. Place in refrigerator overnight.

  2. Remove chicken from marinade and pat dry. Reserve 1 cup of marinade.

  3. Heat one teaspoon of coconut oil in a large skillet. Add the chicken and heat on medium high, turning once, for 8-10 minutes, until browned and cooked through. Transfer to a plate.

  4. Wipe out the skillet. Heat remaining 1 teaspoon of coconut oil. Add the sliced onion and asparagus. Cook for 5 minutes, until browned. Add the reserved marinade and boil until slightly reduced. Add the cilantro.

  5. Serve over a bed of baby arugula and cooked quinoa.

 

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 289 calories, 13g fat, 963mg sodium, 4.8g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, and 29g protein 

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