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This low carb keto general tso chicken is a classic Chinese takeout dish that is way better than any restaurant for a perfect weeknight dinner, made with tender chicken and a spicy-sweet sauce served over steamed broccoli or cauliflower rice.
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Easy Keto General Tso Chicken
For the chicken: – 2 chicken breasts, skinless, boneless (or thighs), cut into ½-inch cubes – 1 tablespoon peanut oil – 1/4 teaspoon red pepper chili flakes – 1 clove garlic, minced – 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar – 1 tablespoon xanthan gum – Kosher salt – 1/4 tsp white pepper
For the sauce: – 2 tablespoons coconut aminos – 1 teaspoon swerve sweetener – 1 tablespoon fish sauce – 1 tablespoon ketchup, Stevia Sweetened Optional: – 4 scallions, chopped – Toasted sesame seeds
Take a bowl, add all the sauce ingredients and mix well until well combined. Set aside. In a medium bowl, season chicken breast pieces with salt and pepper. Set aside. Heat a large skillet or wok over high heat, add the peanut oil.
Once hot, add minced garlic and red pepper flakes and stir for a few seconds. Add the chicken pieces and stir fry for a couple of minutes. Add the rice wine vinegar and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Pour in the sauce and combine well. Bring it to a boil, reduce the heat, add xanthan gum and simmer for few minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and fully cooked and the sauce slightly thickens. Transfer to a plate and serve hot. Top with toasted sesame seeds and scallions and serve on a side of broccoli or any of your favorite low carb veggies.
Yes, you can meal prep this in your free time. Gather all the ingredients, chop the vegetables and store them in airtight containers. Freeze? Yes, cook them in batches and store the chicken and broccoli separately in airtight containers and put in the refrigerator for a week or freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, reheat them in the microwave or on a pan for a few minutes and eat it right away.
Low Carb General Tso Chicken Sauce
Coconut aminos – I am using coconut aminos, you can use low carb soy sauce, tamari sauce or liquid aminos Hoisin sauce – Make sure to the low carb version or just skip it. Ketchup – Here I am using the Stevia Sweetened classic tomato ketchup Fish sauce – I love the flavor of this one, you can use Thai chili sauce instead. Brown sugar substitute – use swerve sweetener or monk fruit sweeteners or any other sweetener of choice.
I like to serve it over a bed of cauliflower rice, steamed or roasted broccoli, zucchini or any of your favorite low carb veggies.