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This Keto Sesame Chicken is a delicious and guilt-free version of a Chinese takeout favorite!

This Keto Sesame Chicken is a delicious and guilt-free version of a Chinese takeout favorite!

Keto Sesame Chicken

I don’t miss much on the keto diet, but every now and then I get a craving for Chinese takeout! Not gonna lie, I love the sweet and savory coating on Sesame Chicken.

If you do too, then you’ve got to try this low carb sesame chicken recipe! It’s super close to the original, but totally guilt free!

Even better, this keto sesame chicken recipe on takes 20-25 to prepare, so it’s even faster than waiting for delivery! Win-win!

Perfect Pairing: Make it a meal! Try our Keto Sesame Chicken served over our easy cauliflower rice!

This Keto Sesame Chicken is a delicious and guilt-free version of a Chinese takeout favorite!

Why I Love This Recipe:

  • High protein
  • Satisfies takeout cravings
  • Ready in about 20 minutes!

This Keto Sesame Chicken is a delicious and guilt-free version of a Chinese takeout favorite!

You’ll Need:

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*Coconut aminos are a magical thing – similar in taste to soy sauce, but with no sugar, about 70% less sodium, and it’s gluten free!

The above is a quick glance at the ingredients and tools needed to make Low Carb Sesame Chicken and Broccoli. Full ingredient amounts are available in the printable recipe at the bottom of the post.

This Keto Sesame Chicken is a delicious and guilt-free version of a Chinese takeout favorite!

KETO FAQ – Learn More

cooking keto sesame chicken in skillet

Keto Sesame Chicken Prep Tips:

  • You can use any type of sauté pan you like, however, we find that a Cast iron skillet gets that perfect sear on the chicken.
  • You may need to cook the chicken in two different batches. Do not overcrowd the skillet, or the chicken will not get a good sear.
  • If you’d like to make broccoli to accompany your sesame chicken, add to the skillet before you toss in the sauce.

This Keto Sesame Chicken is a delicious and guilt-free version of a Chinese takeout favorite!

Related: Click here to see all of our favorite keto meal ideas!

Free Printable Copy of Our Low Carb Sesame Chicken Recipe

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Keto Sesame Chicken

This Keto Sesame Chicken is a delicious and guilt-free version of a Chinese takeout favorite!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Asian, chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 267kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lbs Boneless skinless chicken breast cut into bite sized pieces
  • ½ tbsp Xanthan gum
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp Swerve brown sugar substitute
  • 1 tsp Mirin
  • 2 tsp Ginger paste
  • 2 tsp Minced garlic
  • 2 tsp Sesame oil divided
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil

Instructions

  • Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces, and coat in salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place the chicken pieces into a Ziploc bag, and sprinkle in ½ tbsp of Xanthan gum. Close the bag and shake to coat all the chicken pieces evenly.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil and 1 tsp of sesame oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the chicken pieces to the heated skillet.
  • Let the chicken sit for 3-4 minutes on one side, and then flip to the other side and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until cooked through and seared well. The xanthan gum should allow the chicken to get a bit crispy and crunchy on the outside.
  • While the chicken is cooking, add the soy sauce, brown sugar substitute, rice cooking wine, ginger paste, minced garlic and 1 tsp of sesame oil to a small bowl, and whisk to combine.
  • Pour the sauce over the mixture in the skillet, and cook for another minute or two, stirring to combine.
  • Serve with sesame seeds and/or fresh chopped green onions for garnish.

Notes

Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.
Net Carbs: >4g per serving

Nutrition

Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 498mg | Potassium: 639mg | Vitamin A: 1% | Vitamin C: 3.4% | Calcium: 1.3% | Iron: 3.5%

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