One Pan Keto Cabbage Chicken Teriyaki Skillet

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This is an easy one pan recipe for Japanese Cabbage Chicken Teriyaki. Only 8 ingredients, and 30 minute Keto, Low Carb, Gluten Free, Paleo.
high side shot of black bowl filled with stir fried chicken and vegetables and black chopsticks
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This is an easy one pan recipe for Japanese Cabbage Chicken Teriyaki. It only needs 8 ingredients, and barely 30 minutes to throw together. It ticks all the boxes! It’s a healthy Keto, Low Carb, Gluten Free, Paleo, and Dairy Free recipe that’s sure to please!

To skip right to the recipe, click the nifty little button above, but don’t be too hasty! The post contains all my tips and tricks.

low top shot of black bowl filled with stir fried chicken and vegetables and black chopsticks

To welcome my sister to the USA, Cody and I took her to our favorite Asian restaurant called Indochine. Yeah, I know, that’s pretty funny. It would’ve made more sense to take her to Burger King! Let her have a taste of the standard American diet, amirite?

Anyway, she and I both had their Chicken Teriyaki and we kind of fell in love with it. We knew right away that we needed to create a low carb and keto version of it for Living Chirpy.

So, after a long debate about whether we should use Zucchini Noodles or not, we decided not to, and ended up with this Keto Cabbage Chicken Teriyaki Recipe.

Top shot of two bowls chicken teriyaki skillet with chopsticks laying on top

What is Chicken Teriyaki Made Of?

“Teriyaki” is a cooking method used in Japanese cooking where the food/ingredients are cooked in a glaze.

How To Make Teriyaki Marinade?

In general, this cooking “glaze” or Teriyaki Sauce has 4 components:

  1. Soy Sauce
  2. Sake
  3. Sugar
  4. Ginger

It’s a basic Asian marinade that is sort of sweet and sour, or more sweet and salt.

To transform this into a Low-Carb and Keto recipe, we need to make a couple of easy swaps.

If you’re Paleo, you swap Soy Sauce with Coconut Aminos and sugar with honey. If you’re Low Carb or Keto – you only need to do the sugar/honey swap.

How Healthy Is Chicken Teriyaki?

In its regular form it is a good source of nutrients and protein, but of course it all depends on a variety of factors. Mainly your cooking method and what you pair it with. Which bring us to our secondary question:

Is Teriyaki Chicken Keto or Low Carb?

Yes! If you do it the right way. In restaurants you generally have to choose between noodles or rice (I always picked noodles!). That’s not very healthy.

So another swap is in order. You could go with the usual zucchini noodle swap, but with this low carb teriyaki chicken recipe – we decided to think outside the box a little bit. We decided to use cabbage as the “noodle”.

This was most definitely the right decision. The cabbage works well with Asian flavors, plus, if you cut it right it sort of resembles noodles, right? Anything for our health!

You can also serve this recipe with a side of cauliflower rice if you wanted, but it really doesn’t even need it! It’s yummy and filling enough as is.

How To Make Keto Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry?

As soon as I started chopping the ingredients for this keto chicken teriyaki stir fry with cabbage recipe, I knew we had a winner.

The colors are just amazing and I probably wouldn’t have minded if someone served it to me raw, with the exception of the chicken (because that’s just nasty).

I mean what’s not to love about all the freshness that goes into this healthy lunch or dinner recipe:

  1. Cabbage
  2. Broccoli
  3. Carrot
  4. Mushrooms

Can I get a “Yum”?!

The very best part about this meal (apart from the deliciously healthy vegetables) is that it comes together in minutes and you all know how much I love quick delicious meals, especially now when our time is very valuable.

Let’s get started:

Firstly, start off by cooking the chicken, mushrooms and onion in a pan until the chicken is fully cooked. The reason being that these things takes the longest to cook.

top shot of stainless steel pan filled with mushrooms and onion

2. Next up, add all the rest of the ingredients to the pan:

top shot of of stainless steel pan with raw vegetables

3. Add the sauce and cook until all the vegetables are to your desired tenderness:

top shot of stainless steel pan with cooked chicken teriyaki

It is essentially a chicken and vegetable stir fry, made all the more delicious with the tasty marinade.

It definitely one of our most tasty time saving recipes to date – and if you love your veggies on the crunchy side like I do, it takes even more minutes off the cooking time.

As I’m sitting here typing this and being bombarded with all the photos, my stomach is growling like crazy. Not kidding. I might just have this for dinner again tonight. It was that good!

If Asian flavors are your thing, give some of our other recipes a try:

  1. Mongolian Pork Stir Fry
  2. Asian-Style Creamy Chicken and Vegetables
  3. Japanese Clear Onion Soup Recipe

One Pan Keto Cabbage Chicken Teriyaki Skillet Recipe + Nutritional Information/Calories

high side shot of black bowl filled with stir fried chicken and vegetables and black chopsticks

One Pot Keto Cabbage Chicken Teriyaki Skillet

This is an easy one pan recipe for Japanese Cabbage Chicken Teriyaki. Only 8 ingredients, and 30 minute Keto, Low Carb, Gluten Free, Paleo.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Japanese
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 124kcal


  • 2 chicken breasts [cubed] (cut into bite-sized cubes)
  • 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 onion (thinly sliced)
  • 2 cups broccoli [cut into small florets] (small florets)
  • 2 cup carrots (grated)
  • 2 cups mushrooms (quartered)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1 tbsp sake
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp minced ginger


  • For the Teriyaki sauce: Mix the soy sauce, water, mirin, honey, garlic and ginger. Set aside.
  • Heat up a large sauté pan to a medium/high heat and sauté together all the veggies and chicken for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the Teriyaki sauce and sauté for another 3 – 5 minutes until the chicken is cooked and the vegetable are done to your preference.
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Tips and Tricks:
1. For a paleo-friendly version, swap the soy sauce for coconut aminos.


Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.5g | Protein: 13.9g | Fat: 1.5g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 660mg | Potassium: 557mg | Fiber: 3.2g | Sugar: 7.3g | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.6mg
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  2. I had a hot BBQ chook (ok, chicken for all you non-Aussies!) so did it all and then added the pulled poultry just prior to serving.. It was absolutely totally delicious and have shared the recipe with vegan grand-daughter. Thanks heaps for a new idea with our favourite flesh.

    1. Hi Lin! Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. In my experience, one serving was just about 2 cups per person. Hope that clears things up for you. Let me know how it turns out if you do give it a try! 🙂

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