Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs

  • 5MINS
  • 35MINS
  • 195KCAL

Our slimming friendly Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs have all the Japanese flavours, but are great if you're calorie counting or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories195
  • Carbs3g
  • Protein31g
  • Fat6g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars1g

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Our slimming friendly Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs have all of the Japanese flavours but without the calories or Points, which make them perfect if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

These Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs combine the sweet, sour and salty Japanese flavours along with a little hit of chilli and they’re so easy to make and really versatile!

If you don’t like spicy food then you can easily leave out the chilli flakes or you could add an extra kick of heat by adding more.  You could even experiment and get creative by trying this teriyaki marinade with different proteins!

What diets are these Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs suitable for?

This Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs recipe is suitable for dairy free diets.

It can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions; 

  • Dark soy sauce

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs recipe?

  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs?

These Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs are so simple to make!

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You’ll need some metal skewers like these from AmazonThese flat type of metal skewers work really well on a barbecue or on the oven as they prevent the meat from spinning around so it’s easier to make sure they’re evenly cooked.

You could also use bamboo skewers although you’ll need to soak them in water beforehand to make sure they don’t burn and they’re not reusable either!

How many calories are in these Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs?

There are 195 calories per portion in these Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs, which means they fall into our Everyday Light category. 

These Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

 

Step 1

Place all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well.

Step 2

Cut the chicken thighs into bite sized chunks and place into the marinade. Cover and chill in the fridge for an hour.

Step 3

Once marinaded, place the meat onto a skewer, spray with Low calorie cooking spray and place onto a hot barbecue for 35 minutes until thoroughly cooked through. If cooking in an oven, preheat the oven to 180ºC and cook for 35 – 40 minutes until cooked through.

Step 4

Serve with savoury rice, or your choice of accompaniment!

What could I serve with these Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs?

These Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs work really well with any of the following accompaniments:

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How do you know when these Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs are cooked?

You should cook these Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs for around 35 minutes on the BBQ, or 35 – 40 minutes in the oven.  The chicken should be cooked through.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. 

Can you cook these Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs any other way?

Yes you can!

You can cook these Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs on the BBQ which should take around 35 minutes for the chicken to cook through.

You could also cook these in the oven for around 35 – 40 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

How long can you keep Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs in the fridge?

Once you’ve put this dish out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so. 

Can I freeze Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer! 

How do I reheat Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs

Our slimming friendly Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs have all the Japanese flavours, but are great if you're calorie counting or following a plan like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    35 MINS
  • KCals 195
  • Carbs 3G
WW Points
  • 8 Green
  • 8 Blue
  • 8 Purple

Ingredients

  • 600 grams chicken thigh fillets
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic finely grated
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger finely grated
  • 1 lime juice and zest
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well.
  2. Cut the chicken thighs into bite sized chunks and place into the marinade. Cover and chill in the fridge for an hour.
  3. Once marinaded, place the meat onto a skewer, spray with low calorie cooking spray and place onto a hot barbecue for 35 minutes until thoroughly cooked through. If cooking in an oven, preheat the oven to 180ºC and cook for 35 - 40 minutes until cooked through.
  4. Serve with savoury rice, or your choice of accompaniment!

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KimTuesday 13th November 2018

What a fabulous recipe. So tasty and my new favourite! I had with salad so all speed

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