Because many of the sauces are so full of sugar and corn starch and the dishes are so carb heavy, with rice or egg noodles as a bed for the featured protein, most traditional Chinese food is very unfriendly to those following a #KetoLifestyle. This kid-pleasing dish is one of the few I’ve been able to adapt without ruining the spirit of the original.
Keto Sweet & Sour Chicken with Broccoli
- Olive Oil Spray
- 1 Pound Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
- Juice and 1 + 1/2 tsp Grated Zest of 1 Medium Orange
- 12 oz Small Broccoli Florets
- 1 Orange or Red Bell Pepper cut into 1/2″ – 1″ chunks
- 3 TBLS Rice Vinegar
- 2 TBLS Low Sodium Soy Sauce
- 1 TBLS Xanthan Gum
- 2 TBLS Honey
- 1 TBLS Crushed Garlic
- 1/4 tsp Dried Red Pepper Flakes
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
- 2 TBLS Sliced Almonds
- 1 Green Onion, Chopped
- White Sesame Seeds
Whisk vinegar, soy sauce, and Xanthan gum in a small bowl. Stir in the salt and red pepper flakes and set aside.
Spray large skillet with Olive Oil Spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until browned and cooked through, 6-8 minutes. Remove chicken from pan.
Add juice from the orange and cook for 15-30 seconds, stirring up any browned bits fro the pan. Add broccoli & bell pepper and cook about 4 minutes, or until they’re just crisp-tender.
Add the honey and garlic to vinegar mixture, then add to the pan and bring to a boil. Cook about 1 minute, stirring continuously until the sauce begins to thicken. Return chicken to the pan and continue cooking for another minute, stirring to make sure that all of the broccoli and chicken are well coated with the sauce. Remove from heat and stir in slivered almonds, chopped green onion, & orange zest.
Serve over steamed or stir-fried cauliflower rice. Top each serving with a sprinkling of sesame seeds and, if you like more spice, additional red pepper flakes.
Nutrition Information (6 Servings)
- 163 Calories
- 3 g Fat
- 7 g Carbohydrates
- 19 g Protein
Nutrition Information (4 Servings)
- 244 Calories
- 5 g Fat
- 11 g Carbohydrates
- 29 g Protein