Teriyaki chicken simply stands as one of my favorite foods on the planet. Every time I would go anywhere that serves it I had to have it. It’s something about the sweet and the savory flavors that please me like no other.
Sadly, now that I’ve realized I’m allergic to gluten I’ve also realized that I can’t have this delectable dish anymore. That’s right! Teriyaki Chicken has gluten galore in it. It’s the soy sauce!!
Soy Sauce Has Gluten??
I kid you not. I can’t believe it either, trust me. It’s a sad thing when one day you realize that something as seemingly innocent as Teriyaki Chicken would contain something as dastardly as gluten!
Soy sauce is processed with wheat. Many soy sauces contain as much as 50% of the nasty stuff! Isn’t that crazy? You might begin to ask yourself why… Well, I don’t know the exact answer to that except that it’s traditional.
The traditional fermentation process of soy sauce is to put wheat in it and ferment the wheat with the soy. Maybe that’s what gives it a dark hue? Not sure but regardless, if you are intolerant to gluten you want to be very careful about consuming this salty condiment.
How Can I Still Do Teriyaki Chicken?
Luckily, there are many companies out there that produce a fine TAMARI sauce that tastes exactly like a soy sauce. The only difference is that it’s 100% soy beans.
Now, if you’re a hardcore soy saucer or some kind of freakish connoisseur then you may find issue with using Tamari. However, I’ve never met a soy sauce connoisseur, although I’m sure they exist. So, you shouldn’t be able to tell the difference.
Breathe A Sigh Of Relief
So, even though you can’t consume this beautiful, savory, mouth wateringly good Chicken Teriyaki at the restaurant anymore you can make it at home. Sometimes, that’s as good or better!!
Now that I’ve dragged you into the depths of despair and pulled you back out into the light… check out my Easy Chicken Teriyaki Recipe!! You will have fun making this and an even better time eating it!
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