Add some tantalizing flavor to all of your favorite meals by drizzling this keto teriyaki sauce recipe on them. It tastes great added to vegetables, cauliflower rice, fish, chicken, pork, and beef. My sugar free teriyaki sauce is made with a combination of soy sauce, brown sugar sweetener, garlic, ginger, and apple cider vinegar. Plus, it comes together in under 5 minutes and has 0 net carbs!
As long as I can remember, I have loved teriyaki anything. It’s one of those flavors that is stimulating, sophisticated, and tangy all at the same time. Many store-bought versions of teriyaki sauce are loaded with sugar and ingredients that are high in carbs. That’s why it was important for me to develop a sugar free teriyaki sauce that tasted great and wasn’t filled with sugar. Success in making the sauce has enhanced the flavor of many of our meals.
I love adding it to a batch of roasted veggies or drizzling it on cooked fish, but my favorite is sauteeing it in a pan with chicken thighs. You can bring all the flavors and textures of your favorite restaurant-style stir fry right into your kitchen.
Garlic - You can use fresh or ground. I like to use fresh whenever I can. One tablespoon of fresh garlic is equivalent to ½ teaspoon of garlic powder.
Ginger - Simalarily to my comment on garlic. Fresh ginger is best, but you can use ground ginger in a pinch. Ginger is a root that is used as a spice in cooking. It has a strong, earthy flavor and can be used to add flavor to dishes. Ginger is a versatile spice and can be used in sweet or savory dishes.
Soy Sauce - If you don't have soy sauce, you can also use coconut aminos. Coconut aminos are a great way to add flavor to your dishes while also keeping them healthy. They are a good source of amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. Coconut aminos also contain enzymes that help your body break down food and absorb nutrients.
Brown Sugar Sweetener - I use a brown sugar flavored sweetener in this such as Lakanto Golden or Swerve Brown. This is my favorite way to make a sweet teriyaki sauce sugar free.
Apple Cider Vinegar - Apple cider vinegar is a type of vinegar made from apple juice or cider and has a pale to medium amber color. The acidity of apple cider vinegar is due to the fermentation of the apple cider by bacteria and yeast.
How To Make Keto Teriyaki Sauce
This incredibly easy low-carb teriyaki sauce recipe only takes a few minutes and five ingredients. Let’s take a look at what you need to do to make it.
Step One: Combine the soy sauce or coconut aminos, brown sugar substitute, chopped garlic, fresh ginger, and apple cider vinegar into a bowl and whisk. Once combined, it’s ready to use.
Expert Tip: To thicken the sauce simply stir in ½ teaspoon of xanthan gum. With thickeners, a little goes a long way!
So next time you are in the mood for a delicious sauce, don’t forget about this recipe. It’s genuinely so easy and tasty.
Is regular teriyaki sauce keto?
No. Standard teriyaki sauce ingredients have added sugar.
Do I Have To Cook The Keto Teriyaki Sauce?
No, you don’t need to cook it at all. You can simply add the ingredients together and start using it right away. Most recipes that call for teriyaki sauce will ask for the sauce to be warmed up, but you don’t need to cook it before adding it to your recipe.
How Long Does Sugar Free Teriyaki Sauce Last?
On average, this homemade teriyaki sauce will last 4-5 days in the fridge. Keep it in an airtight container or jar. Due to the fact that low carb keto teriyaki sauce is not loaded with preservatives like something you would pick up that’s pre-packaged, it goes bad quicker than store-bought.
What Can I Use If I Don’t Have Soy Sauce?
You can swap the soy sauce for coconut aminos. It’s a terrific substitute and gives you a salty flavor that’s similar to soy sauce. It’s gluten free, grain free, and low carb as well, so you might want to keep some around for other dishes as well.
Can Sugar Free Keto Teriyaki Sauce Be Used As A Marinade?
Yes, absolutely, you can use this sugar-free teriyaki sauce as a marinade. Soak your meat in the sauce for at least 30 minutes before cooking to use it as a marinade. Then grill or saute on the stove. It tastes fabulous as a marinade and will help tenderize many different kinds of meats or fish. Plus, marinating is a great way to give meals a punch of flavor. This keto teryaki sauce is perfect with salmon.
You can also use it as a dip for keto recipes like air fryer wings. Or Hibachi Chicken.
Is Teriyaki Sauce Spicy?
No, this low carb teriyaki sauce isn’t spicy. It has a bold, sweet, and smokey flavor, but it’s not spicy. If you want to add some heat to it, you can always add in some crushed red pepper flakes or even a dash or two of cayenne pepper.
Can You Freeze Teriyaki Sauce?
Yes, I recommend if you can’t use all the sugar free teriyaki sauce within 5 days to go ahead and freeze it. It’s best if you pour it into a freezer-safe bag and lay it out flat. Once frozen, you can move the bag to take up less space in your freezer. To defrost the sauce, you can set the frozen keto teriyaki sauce on the countertop until it’s thawed or put it in the refrigerator overnight. It will thaw out pretty quickly.
How can I make this a Teriyaki Glaze?
For a sweeter taste, simply simmer the sauce in a small saucepan over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until it reduces in half. You can then use this glaze on noodles, salads, chicken wings,
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- ¾ cup soy sauce or coconut aminos
- ¼ cup brown sugar substitute such as Golden Lakanto
- 1 tablespoon garlic chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger peeled and chopped
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- Stir together all the ingredients.
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Originally Published July 29, 2020. Revised and Republished February 16, 2023.
I have a recipe for keto teriyaki sauce that I've made for years. I was making a cabbage and pork stir fry and I decided it was time to try something new. This popped up. It is much better than the other one I used and it will be my go to from now on. I think it would also be a great marinade and even a brush on sauce. I did add 2 Tablespoons of sugar free pineapple syrup and it added just a little extra sweetness and tang. Thanks for sharing!
This is really good! I will make it again and again.
This is such a great option to make teriyaki sauce at home. I always think the store bought ones leave a lot to be desired, so this is perfect.
Easy and delicious teriyaki sauce! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I like not having to buy a bottle at the store.
Delicious teriyaki sauce, thanks! My friends loved it.
Really enjoyed this teriyaki sauce. Much better than store bought. It was the perfect addition to our chicken last night!
Erica Schwarz says
This recipe is so tasty and you don't miss the sugar whatsoever! We love it in shrimp stir-fry.
Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Will surely have this again! It's really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!
So awesome to have this delicious sauce but without all the sugar!
Just what I needed. It works great for chicken. Thanks so much!
Shadi Hasanzadenemati says
This was such a hit! Thank you for this awesome recipe.
Renee Goerger says
How nice that I don't have to give up the flavor of teriyaki sauce in order to remain on my keto eating plan. This is delicious!
This Teriyaki sauce was delicious! Thanks for the recipe!