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House Special Teriyaki Chicken Yakisoba

Teriyaki Chicken Shirataki Yakisoba-

Why so special? It’s Low Carb, Low Sodium, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free and, even after meeting all these special dietary considerations, this quintessential Japanese dish remains deliciously satisfying, has lots of nutritious vegetables and the grilled chicken smacks of sweet, sticky teriyaki flavor. Husband and Kid-Approved. With my husband’s strict sodium restriction, we thought he would never be able to eat teriyaki anything again. So when Mrs. Dash’s contacted me about trying out their No-Sodium new and improved selection of marinades, with teriyaki was among them, I had to say “Yes” and see if it would pass muster.

After all, Mrs. Dash and I are very close. Mrs. Dash’s No Sodium Spice and Herb Blends have a permanent space in a wooden bowl on my counter for a quick dash of flavor to eggs, egg salad, tuna, vegetables, and dry rubs. I literally use one of these every day – the Table Blend is what I add to hub’s egg salad or veggie sandwiches for work  and the Fiesta Lime is what my hand reaches for to add a little kick to anything I’m stirring up.

Now, about those marinades… I’ve tried them all – slathered on fish, chicken, steak et. al. I buy the best quality seafood and meat (preferably organic) and generally don’t like to mask the flavor of proteins by marinating them for long periods. More often I use marinades as a “mop”, glaze, or sauce and, what many people don’t realize is bottled marinades are great as a stir fry sauce or add olive oil for a quick salad dressing.

There are five Mrs. Dash varieties: Lime Garlic, Steakhouse, Sweet Teriyaki, Garlic Herb, and Lemon Pepper and they’re all SALT FREE. The flavor profile of the marinades lean toward tart (from vinegar) and sweet. For my taste they are a bit too sweet and tasted better with the addition of a little olive oil (or in this recipe, sesame oil) which softens the tartness and sweetness – the marinades are quite thick, so adding oil doesn’t make them too thin.

Mrs. Dash Marinades

Don was overjoyed to actually be able to eat teriyaki again – it’s been several years since an unfortunate dinner of takeout Chicken Teriyaki put him in the hospital. I’m not kidding – that’s how much sodium soy sauce and any derivative has and how dangerous it can be to persons with heart disease! The good news is – I can now make some of our favorite Asian using Mrs. Dash’s Sweet Teriyaki :-)

Another reason why this is now my House Special Teriyaki Chicken Yakisoba are the Melissa’s Shirataki noodles. If you’re gluten free or follow a low carb diet, you’re probably familiar with Shiratake noodles. Some are made with tofu, but the traditional Japanese are made from the root of the konnyaku (yam cake) or konjac plant. They’re  extremely versatile and can be substituted for traditional udon, yakisoba, or regular pasta noodles. Besides being gluten free, they’re low calorie (20/serving) and low carb (3 g/serving) and zero fat, so no cholesterol. Bring on the shirataki!

Teriyaki Chicken Shirataki Yakisoba

 

Teriyaki Chicken Shirataki Yakisoba

 

 

Thank you to Mrs. Dash’s for the selection of marinades and to Melissa’s Produce for the shirataki noodles to play with and for sending me the freshest vegetables and fruits to include in my  healthy recipes. Gai Lan is my green craze of the moment – it has a slightly bitter taste and is similar to Choy Sum. It’s great in soups, salads, stir fries, and can easily be substituted for kale. More recipes using Gai Lan:

Pearl Couscous with Greens, Cranberries and Pine Nuts

Double Duty Dinners: Slow Cooker Asian-style Short Ribs

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10 Responses to “House Special Teriyaki Chicken Yakisoba”

  1. Ally's Kitchen
    August 13 at 7:26 am #

    Wow, great to know that Mrs. Dash now makes these great marinades…I’ve used their spices and really like them…these sound wonderful…and your creation is fabulous! So colorful and, I know tasty!!! Thanks for sharing your genius, beautiful!! xo

    • Priscilla
      August 13 at 9:28 am #

      Ally, you are a sweetheart. So glad our paths crossed at the Dole Cookoff :)

  2. Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig
    August 13 at 8:24 am #

    Slurp. I could eat a whole bowl of this lovely dish!

    • Priscilla
      August 13 at 9:29 am #

      Hi, Cathy – I could eat two! ;)

  3. Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    August 13 at 1:35 pm #

    I love teriyaki chicken, what a tasty dish!

  4. Bill
    August 14 at 5:30 am #

    Sounds delicious! Great post and beautiful photos!

    • Priscilla
      August 14 at 9:06 am #

      Thank you, Bill. I’m glad you stopped by to introduce yourself :)

  5. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    August 17 at 10:01 pm #

    I love shirataki, but never used it as stir fried before. It’s healthy alternative to noodles and that’s how I should be eating these days (I’m trying to lose weight.. haha). Teriyaki chicken and yakisoba looks fantastic!

  6. Sarah
    January 12 at 4:10 pm #

    How great! I always avoid the bottle marinade and sauce because of the sodium and other additives, so it’s great to know there is a salt-free alternative. I could see marinating tofu in the sauce for a stir-fry. Great recipe!

    • Priscilla
      January 12 at 5:33 pm #

      Glad you like it! The marinades would definitely be great with tofu. Let me know how the recipe works for you, if you make it :)

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