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Chicken Teriyaki—A Low Carb Diet Recipe

As you may already know, the staff at our medical weight loss clinics is always on the hunt for the next best low carb diet recipe to share with our members. We promote a low carb diet, which puts extra emphasis on finding good sources of lean protein. Lean protein is a critical component of a diet that’s healthy, nutrient rich, and effective for losing weight. When we eat lean protein, it helps build our lean muscle mass—and the more lean muscle in our bodies, the faster our metabolism works and the more calories we burn.

Chicken is always a great choice when it comes to creating a low carb diet recipe. It’s an excellent source of vitamin B3, also known as niacin, which is essential for cancer prevention and brain health. It’s also rich in vitamin B6, which is good for heart health, as well as selenium, which helps to keep our thyroid functioning properly. In addition to these reasons, we promote eating chicken at our medical weight loss clinics because it has less fat and calories than beef and pork, and has a higher protein content.

Try this delicious take on Teriyaki Chicken and let us know what you think!

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Mix all the ingredients except for the chicken in a bowl. Combine well. Then marinade the chicken for a minimum of two hours up to overnight. Use a shallow pan or your favorite marinade container.

When you’re ready to prepare the chicken, drain the marinade and warm up the grill. Grill it until there is no pink left in the center of the chicken.

If you do not want to grill the chicken, bake it in the oven at 475 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.

Makes 3 to 4 servings.

image credit: kalynskitchen.com

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