Tamari Chicken

If you’re on the lookout for a dish that perfectly balances sweet and savory flavors with a touch of Asian flair, look no further than this Tamari Chicken recipe. Burst with flavor and a little zing from the garlic and ginger, this dish is a tasty addition to your dinner menu.

The real star of this recipe is the San-J Tamari Lite (50% less sodium). This savory sauce offers all the rich umami taste you love from traditional Tamari, but with 50% less sodium. With just a few simple ingredients you can put a fun and tasty twist on a classic chicken recipe.

Perfect for a cozy family dinner or a casual gathering with friends, this recipe promises to tantalize your taste buds and leave everyone coming back for seconds.

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Tamari Chicken

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 482kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • cup San-J Tamari Lite (50% less sodium)
  • cup sugar
  • cup water
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs (8–10)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Cooked rice , for serving
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds


  • Combine tamari, sugar, water, garlic, and ginger in a large stock pot or Dutch oven. Heat over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add chicken thighs, bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer uncovered, turning every 5 minutes until the chicken is almost cooked through, an internal temperature of 155°F.
  • Combine cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water, stir into the sauce, raise the heat back up and continue to cook until the sauce is thick and glossy, and the chicken is 165°F.
  • Put rice on a platter, top with chicken and sauce, garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.


Nutrition Facts
Tamari Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 482 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Trans Fat 0.05g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 259mg86%
Sodium 1975mg82%
Potassium 798mg23%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 57g114%
Vitamin A 116IU2%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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