Hibachi Chicken With Yum Yum Sauce

  • 15MINS
  • 20MINS
  • Serves 4
  • 224KCAL

Juicy chicken pieces stir fried with tender veggies, drizzled with a slightly spiced sauce. Ideal for slimming plans like Weight Watchers!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories224
  • Carbs19g
  • Protein29g
  • Fat2.9g
  • Saturates0.7g
  • Sugars13g

Hibachi Chicken with Yum Yum Sauce - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

A classic Japanese steakhouse dish, Hibachi means “fire bowl” as it’s traditionally cooked over a very high heat on a grill. Fear not, it can easily be recreated at home with a wok! Juicy pieces of chicken are stir fried with tender vegetables and served with Yum Yum sauce.

You may also be wondering, what is Yum Yum sauce?! The clue is in the name: try it, and you’ll end up with a sweet, slightly spiced sauce you’ll want to make again and again! It’s a super simple drizzle that’s made with easy to find ingredients you’ll probably have in the cupboard already.

Hibachi Chicken with Yum Yum Sauce is a great choice for a weekend fakeaway, but given that it’s on the table in less than an hour it may well become a favourite for any night of the week!

What diets is this Hibachi Chicken with Yum Yum Sauce suitable for?

 

This Hibachi Chicken with Yum Yum Sauce can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions:

  • Soy sauce
  • Hoisin sauce

You could also make a vegetarian version of this recipe by swapping out the chicken for Quorn pieces and adjusting the cooking time appropriately.

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 Hibachi Chicken with Yum Yum Sauce recipe?

  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Hibachi Chicken with Yum Yum Sauce recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Hibachi Chicken with Yum Yum Sauce recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Hibachi Chicken with Yum Yum Sauce recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Hibachi Chicken with Yum Yum Sauce?

Nope! This recipe uses simple, wholesome ingredients that you can find at the supermarket or may already have in the cupboard.

We’ve used a wok for cooking this dish in as it heats up quickly and evenly, but a large frying pan should do the trick if you don’t have one.

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A wok is a great piece of kit when cooking Chinese and Japanese food. You can usually get one at the supermarket, or online.

A small sharp knife is essential makes slicing veggies a breeze, just watch your fingers! You can get them on Amazon.

How many calories are in this Hibachi Chicken with Yum Yum Sauce?

There are 224 calories per portion in this Hibachi Chicken with Yum Yum Sauce which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Hibachi Chicken with Yum Yum Sauce is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits 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

In a mixing bowl add the hoisin, soy sauce and 2 tbsp water and mix.

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Step 2

Add the chicken and mix well. Leave to marinate for 20 minutes.

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Step 3

Spray the wok with low calorie cooking spray, place over a medium to high heat and add the chicken, saving some of the marinade for later.

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Step 4

Cook chicken for 5 minutes then move to one side and add all of the vegetables, garlic and ginger.

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Step 5

Add the remainder of the marinade and continue cooking for 10-15 minutes, until chicken is cooked, the juices run clear and there is no pinkness, and the vegetables have softened.

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Step 6

While the chicken is cooking, place all of the ingredients for the Yum Yum sauce into a mixing bowl and mix well.

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Step 7

Serve the chicken and vegetables drizzled with the Yum Yum sauce.

What could I serve with this Hibachi Chicken with Yum Yum Sauce?

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How do you know when Hibachi Chicken with Yum Yum Sauce is cooked?

You should cook this Hibachi Chicken with Yum Yum Sauce until the chicken is thoroughly cooked with no pink bits remaining, and the vegetables are tender. This will take around 20 minutes.

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.

How long can you keep Hibachi Chicken with Yum Yum Sauce in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it 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 Hibachi Chicken with Yum Yum Sauce in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Hibachi Chicken with Yum Yum Sauce?

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 Hibachi Chicken with Yum Yum Sauce?

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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Hibachi Chicken With Yum Yum Sauce

Juicy chicken pieces stir fried with tender veggies, drizzled with a slightly spiced sauce. Ideal for slimming plans like Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • KCals 224
  • Carbs 19G
  • WW Points:
  • 3 Green
  • 2 Blue
  • 2 Purple

Ingredients

For the Hibachi Chicken

  • 420 g chicken breast diced
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and crushed
  • 2 cm piece of fresh root ginger peeled and grated
  • 1 large carrot peeled and sliced
  • 1 onion peeled and sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper deseeded and sliced
  • 1 courgette sliced
  • 100 g button mushrooms halved
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp water
  • low calorie cooking spray

For the Yum Yum Sauce

  • 4 tbsp lighter than light mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp granulated sweetener
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • ½ tsp garlic granules
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce
  • 2 tbsp water

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Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl add the hoisin, soy sauce and 2 tbsp water and mix.
  2. Add the chicken and mix well. Leave to marinate for 20 minutes.
  3. Spray the wok with low calorie cooking spray, place over a medium to high heat and add the chicken, saving some of the marinade for later.
  4. Cook chicken for 5 minutes then move to one side and add all of the vegetables, garlic and ginger.
  5. Add the remainder of the marinade and continue cooking for 10-15 minutes, until chicken is cooked, the juices run clear and there is no pinkness, and the vegetables have softened.
  6. While the chicken is cooking, place all of the ingredients for the Yum Yum sauce into a mixing bowl and mix well.
  7. Serve the chicken and vegetables drizzled with the Yum Yum sauce.

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19 comments

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Kirsten LennieFriday 14th May 2021

Does the sriracha sauce make it really spicy? Would it make a huge difference if I left it out?

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    HollyFriday 14th May 2021

    Hey Kirsten, no it won’t make it super spicy you could leave it out or add a little at a time so it doesn’t become to hot for your taste. Hope that helps!

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SandraThursday 11th March 2021

I love this. Would this recipe work with pork too?

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    HollyFriday 12th March 2021

    Hi Sandra, yes you could swap the chicken for pork in this recipe, hope that helps!

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Debra DaviesSaturday 20th February 2021

Please can you put which book the recipes are in

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    HollyMonday 22nd February 2021

    Hi Debra, we include 20 fan favourites from our website in each of our books the rest of the recipes are exclusive to the website, hope that helps!

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Sharmaigne WatsonWednesday 6th January 2021

I was apprehensive because I don’t like vegetables all that much but in an effort to try to be more healthy, I made this tonight. We don’t like mushrooms so just left them out. Clean bowls all round! So easy to make and absolutely delicious!

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    SharonThursday 7th January 2021

    H Sharmaigne, we’re really pleased you tried this recipe and enjoyed it, thanks for letting us know!

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KellyTuesday 5th January 2021

Hi I really don’t like mayo could I use yogurt, sour cream or creme fraiche instead?

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    SharonTuesday 5th January 2021

    Hi Kelly, yes, it should be fine to substitute the mayonnaise with one of your suggestions and adjust the calories accordingly if they are important to you.

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Lisa reganWednesday 16th December 2020

Made this recipe last night, wow super tasty just changed the mayo for vegan mayo in the yum yum sauce because husband can’t have it

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    SharonThursday 17th December 2020

    Hi Lisa, we’re really pleased to hear you enjoyed this recipe so much. Thanks for letting us know!

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Rebecca MeredithThursday 3rd December 2020

This was sooo delicious and easy to make!! My fussy eaters ate it all. We are definitely making this again.

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    SharonFriday 4th December 2020

    Hi Rebecca, thanks for your lovely comment. We’re so pleased you all enjoyed this recipe!

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lisa georgeThursday 3rd December 2020

The recipe says soy sauce, is that light or dark?

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    LisaThursday 3rd December 2020

    Hi Lisa, we used dark soy sauce, but light would work fine too. Hope you enjoy the recipe!

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Heather HoganWednesday 2nd December 2020

I don’t like bell peppers, is there anything I can replace them with ?

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    HollyThursday 3rd December 2020

    Hi Heather, you could double up on the carrot, courgette and mushroom in this recipe to replace the peppers or add some sliced red onion and green beans. Hope that helps!

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      Heather HoganThursday 3rd December 2020

      Thank you, that’s a big help, not just this recipe, but for other recipes that have those yucky peppers in 😁

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