Gymkitchen: Low Sodium Teriyaki Steak or Chicken Wrapped Asparagus

This recipe for teriyaki steak or chicken wrapped asparagus is savory and delicious. It’s a wonderful way to get your protein and veggies all at once! Fight the urge to serve this meal with traditional rice, and instead shred a head of cauliflower in a food processor and sauté into low-carb, guilt-free rice. It’s saved in MFP for your convenience. Enjoy! Yield: 6 servings

Teriyaki Steak or Chicken Wrapped Asparagus

Teriyaki Steak or Chicken Wrapped Asparagus

Here’s what you need:

For the Sesame Blanched Asparagus

1/4tsp Sea salt
96 spears fresh, asparagus (~20-30 in a bunch)
1 Tablespoon sesame seed oil
1tsp lemon zest (optional)
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4tsp Fresh, black pepper


  1. (blanch in batches if needed) Fill pot with enough water to cover 2 inches above asparagus. Bring water to boil.
  2. Wash and trim the ends from  asparagus. Add to the boiling water and blanch for about 5 minutes, until tender and vibrantly green.
  3. Remove from heat, drain and place in a bowl. Toss with the sesame oil, lemon juice and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

For the Steak and/or Chicken

1/2 cup sake
1/2 cup mirin
2 Tablespoons freshly grated ginger
2 Tablespoons minced garlic
1/2 cup coconut aminos
2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1.5 lb thinly sliced skirt steak and/or Chicken breastAmazon Image
Mrs. Dash Sweet Teriyaki Marinade
2tbsp sesame seed oil


Combine the sake, mirin, ginger, garlic, coconut aminos and maple syrup in a bowl. Pour over the meat in a shallow container. Place in the fridge and chill for an hour minimum & up to 24 hours. OR Use store bought Mrs. Dash Teriyaki marinade if you have no time to make your own teriyaki sauce in green above.
Heat the olive oil in a grill pan or skillet. Remove the meat from the fridge. Wrap pieces of meat around stalks of asparagus (about 16 stalks & 4oz meat per person). Place in the preheated skillet and cook until browned, about 5 minutes per side. Remove from heat and serve immediately. Happy #gymkitchen eating!

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 241 calories, 10g fat, 129mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate, 6g fiber, and 23g protein.

Teriyaki Steak or Chicken Wrapped Asparagus recipe by Oh Fitness LLC

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