Skinny Teriyaki Shrimp

Skinny Teriyaki Shrimp made with a quick and easy homemade teriyaki sauce.

Shrimp is a great quick and easy dinner option that we love and this teriyaki recipe is a perfect takeout copycat recipe just like our Skinny Chinese Orange Shrimp.

Teriyaki Shrimp Skinny Teriyaki Shrimp Recipe

Teriyaki Sauce is a hard option for those of us counting calories. Unless you find a reduced fat version (made with processed ingredients) most people avoid teriyaki sauce because it’s always so full of sugar.

We make this light teriyaki shrimp recipe with a homemade teriyaki sauce so we can control the amount of sugar in the recipe.

How to peel and devein shrimp:

  1. To peel raw shrimp, tear away at the shell above the first segment of the shell (the tail segment).
  2. Take a paring knife and make a shallow cut along the spine of the shrimp (the back of it).
  3. Using the paring knife or a fork, gently remove the black strip of intestines.
  4. To remove tails just squeeze the shrimp out from the bottom of the tail segment.

What to serve with Skinny Teriyaki Shrimp:

  • Serve it over your favorite steamed vegetables, stir fried vegetables, cauliflower or brown rice.
  • Soup! Hot and Sour soup or even egg drop soup are great healthy options.
  • Cook zucchini noodles and carrot noodles before adding in the shrimp.

Teriyaki Shrimp Marinade:

Leave out the cornstarch and water from the sauce recipe and add the shrimp to the marinade and marinate for 15 minutes before cooking. Weight Watchers Teriyaki Shrimp

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Skinny Teriyaki Shrimp

Skinny Teriyaki Shrimp made with a quick and easy homemade teriyaki sauce.
Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined (16-20 count)
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar unpacked
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch mixed with¬†1 tablespoon water
  • sesame seeds for garnish optional


  • Add the canola oil to a large skillet on medium high heat.
  • Add the shrimp and cook for 2 minutes on each side before removing the shrimp from the skillet.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the skillet and whisk well, cooking until thickened.
  • Add the shrimp back to the skillet and coat the shrimp before serving.


Serving: 1/4th recipe | Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.3g | Protein: 27.6g | Fat: 3.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Cholesterol: 239mg | Sodium: 1342mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 13.7g
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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a trained professional chef who has cooked for private clients for over a dozen years. Experienced in handling dietary restrictions, allergies and picky kid eaters, she's well versed in coming up with healthy, yet flavorful recipes.


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