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This homemade keto sesame chicken recipe will ensure you keep the cravings for Chinese takeout at bay. Made with fried chicken thighs in a perfectly sweet umami sesame sauce, you can enjoy the Chinese food you love — without the high-carb count.
Why You’ll Love It
There’s something so indulgent about Chinese takeaway. But finding low-carb options on a menu filled with high-carb ingredients and added sugars isn’t an easy task.
That’s why I prefer to make my Chinese food at home, including one of my favorite dishes — sesame chicken.
My low-carb sesame chicken recipe has so much flavor with ginger, fresh garlic, and soy sauce. And for a touch of sweetness, I add Swerve brown sugar substitute for an authentic flavor combination.
Learn how to make this recipe at home to enjoy it any time the craving hits!
Keto Sesame Chicken
This homemade keto sesame chicken recipe will ensure you keep the cravings for Chinese takeout at bay. Made with fried chicken thighs in a perfectly sweet umami sesame sauce, you can enjoy the Chinese food you love — without the high carb count.
1 lb. Boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into bite-sized pieces1 Tbsp. Arrowroot powder1 Large egg1 tsp. Sesame oil1 Tbsp. Olive oilSalt and pepper to taste
For the sauce:
3 Tbsp. Soy sauce1 Tbsp. Rice vinegar2 Tbsp. Swerve brown sugar substitute1 tsp. Sesame oil1 tsp. Ginger paste2 tsp. Minced garlic¼ tsp. Xanthan gumGreen onions and sesame seeds for garnish
Place the chicken into a large mixing bowl, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Sprinkle with the arrowroot powder, and toss to combine.
Beat together the egg in a small bowl.
Heat 1 tsp. Sesame oil and the olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
Dip the chicken into the egg mixture, and place into the heated oil.
Sear on all sides until cooked through and crispy.
Drain the excess oil, and reduce the heat to medium.
In a bowl, mix together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar substitute, sesame oil, ginger paste, minced garlic and xanthan gum until well combined.
Pour the sauce over the chicken, and simmer until the sauce thickens.
Garish with green onions and sesame seeds before serving.
Serving: 1g | Sodium: 755mg | Calcium: 25mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 87IU | Sugar: 0.3g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 328mg | Cholesterol: 149mg | Calories: 231kcal | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fat: 12g | Protein: 25g | Carbohydrates: 12g | Iron: 1mg
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