Low Carb Chicken Yakitori

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234 CALORIES 10g CARBS 6g FAT 33g PROTEIN
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Freestyle™ SmartPoints™ New!
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I have always loved Japanese chicken yakitori but I was shocked to find out how much sugar is normally packed into those delicious little skewers.  So I set out to create a lower carb version that tasted just as delicious but without all the added sugar.  Since yakitori normally is made with mirin, a Japanese wine used often in cooking, I had to find a lower carb replacement for the mirin.  After some research and experiments, I found that simple rice vinegar with a touch of Stevia for sweetness was the perfect substitute. 

The Recipe

Low Carb Chicken Yakitori

PREP TIME: 15 Min
COOK TIME: 15 Min
TOTAL TIME: 30 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1.33 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 12 U green onions (or onion)
  • 1 U green pepper
  • 2 cups mushrooms, whole or halved
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 U packets Stevia
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. ginger, grated

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Instructions

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1

Thread the chicken, scallions, peppers, and mushrooms on to the skewers. Heat the oven to broil or a grill pan to medium high heat. Make sure to soak wooden skewers before using.

2

Mix together the soy sauce, vinegar, Stevia, water, garlic, and ginger in a sauce pan. Bring to boil and cook for 8-10 minutes until it thickens into a glaze.

3

Place the skewers on a baking sheet covered in foil (or on grill pan) and cook for 4-5 minutes. Flip over and cook for another 4-5 minutes until cooked through. Immediately brush with sauce and serve. For a stickier sauce, brush the skewers with sauce and place back under the broiler for 1 minute, being very careful they don't burn.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 2-3 skewes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 234
Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
1%
Saturated Fat 1g
0%
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
0%
Cholesterol 131mg
0%
Sodium 1308mg
57%
Total Carbohydrate 10g
4%
Dietary Fiber 2g
9%
Sugars 3g
Protein 33g

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

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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