Marinated Teriyaki Stovetop Chicken
The weight loss surgery diet can get so boring and mundane. The idea of just chicken is not appealing, to anyone, but it is one of the best lean protein sources that yields weight loss results!
Patients are often looking for ways to keep chicken moist and to keep it flavorful. Too many sauces or the wrong kind of sauces can backfire and lead to extra carbs and calories when you were really trying to focus on getting in chicken!
Teriyaki sauce too can get high in sugar, so limited amounts is certainly for the best.
Kikkoman Teriyaki Sauce is a very common brand for store bought teriyaki sauce (nutrition label below). Surprisingly, it’s not as high calorie as we often think! Nonetheless, a little goes a long way to keep moisture and flavor in the chicken without overdoing it.
This recipes uses 1/4 a cup of teriyaki sauce and makes 4 servings which means each serving gets 0.06 cups of sauce…about the same as one serving that the nutrition label shows. 15 calories.
Of course if you drizzle a little more on the top you need to consider that as well. However, if you are focusing on a lean protein like chicken and pairing it with a non-starchy vegetable like these pan roasted peppers I paired them with, the extra tablespoon of teriyaki on the top won’t throw of your macronutrients. Wondering what I mean? Check out this post about how to use MyFitnessPal after WLS.