This soy free teriyaki chicken is a hearty take on tradition take out without the soy. Featuring Trader Joe’s Coconut Aminos, this is a meal anyone will love!
This recipe for teriyaki chicken was born out of a need to replace a void, the void left in my heart when I decided to let go of the rice bowl places I love so much during my Whole 30. Fortunately enough for me, the places near me (Waba Grill is my jam) still offer kale salads with the meat, minus the teriyaki sauce. That’s all fine and dandy, but seriously where’s the fun in that? At the end of the day it’s just chicken and kale.
As you may know, there’s a lot of no-no items in the teriyaki rice bowl places (one of which is in the name) when it comes to doing the Whole 30 and for good reason. Not withstanding the digestive distress caused by grains (rice) and gluten (soy sauce), it’s also a way to reset food addictions. I mean this was a weekly staple for me for a VERY long time. It got to the point where the people knew my order before I even stepped up to the register. I guess that’s better than it being at Burger King, but still a bit much.
What are Coconut Aminos?
Enter in the king of Whole 30 teriyaki anything, coconut aminos. Coconut aminos are basically created by tapping into the coconut sap, then salting and fermenting the sap to create something that looks darn close to soy sauce. It can be used in place of soy sauce because it tastes pretty darn close to it too. I used this when I wasn’t doing a Whole 30 in place of traditional soy sauce and it did the job 🙂
Soy Free Teriyaki Chicken
This teriyaki chicken is super easy to make, and pretty quick because the slowcooker is doing all the work for you (round of applause for slowcookers everywhere). The hardest part of this dish is deciding what you want to serve with your no soy teriyaki chicken. You can serve it atop a bed of cauliflower rice, with steamed veggies like broccoli or carrots, or with roasted bok choy.
The awesome thing about this soy free teriyaki chicken? you will never know your not at your favorite teriyaki rice joint!Print
- Start out by marinating the chicken in a large bag with the coconut aminos. Make sure the chicken breasts are fully coated, and let marinate for an hour or so. Pre heat the over to 445. Place the chicken in an oven safe pan and cook for 45 to 50 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 or above.
- In a medium saucepan, heat the bone broth and coconut aminos on low heat.
- Mix together the arrowroot powder and water and whisk thoroughly for a few minutes.
- Slowly mix the arrowroot powder mixture in with the bone broth and coconut aminos. If it gets too sticky, continue stirring on medium heat to thin it out.
- Mix in the chicken until completely coated.
- Serve over a bed of cauliflower rice or with mixed veggies.
Keywords: no soy teriyaki, soy free, paleo, coconut aminos