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Best Keto Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

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Packed with low carb vegetables and drenched in a keto friendly sauce, this Keto Chicken Stir Fry Recipe is sweet, salty and can be on the table in under 30 minutes! Serve by itself or alongside cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles. And get this, only 7.4 net carbs!

Cast iron skillet filled with Keto Chicken Stir Fry, ready to be served.

This post was originally published on May 29, 2018 and has since been updated to a low carb chicken stir fry version.

Is there anything better than a large skillet full of perfectly fried chicken breasts and veggies that has been drenched in a flavourful, sweet and salty sauce? I can’t think of much! Added to that, this Keto Chicken Stir Fry Recipe can be made in under 30 minutes. This Keto Stir Fry recipe is a perfect weeknight dinner for my family; I hope you love it as well!

Why it works

  1. It’s so yummy! This Keto Stir Fry recipe is packed with flavour that is deliciously sweet and salty.
  2. Fast and easy recipe – ready in under 30 minutes, this is a great meal for busy weeknights.
  3. Make it your own by swapping out the vegetables for your favourites!
  4. This is a super low carb chicken stir fry, 7.4 net carbs. Making this one of the easiest meals to meet your macros
  5. Because it has a broccoli stirfry, it comes cheap and filling

Basic Ingredients

All of the ingredients needed to make a keto chicken stir fry.

Chicken thighs – I prefer to use chicken thighs in this Keto Stir Fry recipe, but they can be swapped for chicken breasts if you prefer. I only buy boneless chicken thighs when they are on sale (because I’m cheap!); You can easily remove the skin and bone yourself. Never done it before? Check out this video to learn how!

Tamari soy sauce Strict keto diet? Replace the tamari soy sauce with coconut aminos. Coconut aminos are an allergy-friendly substitute that has a low salt content making it an easy recipe replacement for soy sauce.

Golden monk fruit sweetener – My favourite brand to use is Lakanto’s Golden Monk Fruit Sweetener! If you can’t find it, Sukrin Gold Sweetener is a good alternative. They are both brown sugar replacements!

Xanthan gum – We use xanthan gum to thicken the keto stir fry sauce. It can be skipped if you don’t have any, though your sauce will be very thin.

How to make a Keto Chicken Stir Fry

Heat a wok or large skillet to medium-high heat with 2 tbsp sesame oil. Chop the chicken thighs (or chicken breasts) into bite sized pieces and add to the skillet once the oil is hot. Cook until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165°, then remove and set aside.

Cast iron wok filled with seared chicken thigh pieces.

While the chicken is cooking, prep the veggies. Slice up the bell peppers, bok choy and onion, chop the cauliflower and broccoli into bite sized pieces, then peel and mince the garlic cloves and ginger.

Once the chicken has been removed from the hot large skillet, add an additional 1 tbsp of sesame oil if needed. Toss in the onion, red bell peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, ginger and garlic cloves. Fry until the veggies are vibrant and soft, then toss in the chicken and bok choy.

Cast iron wok filled with fried veggies.

Whisk sesame oil with the xanthan gum, then mix in the remaining sauce ingredients. Pour into the hot skillet, allow it to come to a simmer, then serve hot.

Cast iron skillet filled with Keto Chicken Stir Fry, ready to be served.

Expert Tips

  1. Use a digital meat thermometer to ensure the chicken has cooked to the correct temperature. We don’t want to make anyone sick!
  2. We fry the veggies on medium high, for a short amount of time, to give them a delicious fried flavour and texture.
  3. Olive oil vs sesame oil: Either oils can be used in this recipe but you should know why you would swap them out. If you are using sesame oil you are going to have a more earthy gritty taste, which is what I prefer in this recipe. If you prefer a more buttery flavor you should use olive oil.
  4. If you want to add extra spice, throw some red pepper flakes in the mix! I put a little in the beginning with the chicken, and then a little extra at the end.
  5. For best results, you can add a few things at the end for garnish that will really sell this: Sesame seeds, Green onions, Fresh ginger.
  6. If you want a more Chinese food flavor, you can replace the broccoli with snap peas.
Cast iron skillet filled with Keto Chicken Stir Fry, ready to be served.

What to serve with a Keto diet Stir Fry

Here are some great keto recipes for those looking to add an extra side or use as a base while going on the full ketogenic diet.

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Cast iron wok with keto chicken stir fry, ready to be served.

Keto Chicken Stir Fry

Ready in 30 minutes or less, this Keto Chicken Stir Fry is flavourful, packed with low carb vegetables and is deliciously saucy!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Aleta

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lbs skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • 2-3 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 ½ cups broccoli
  • 1 cup cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 small baby bok choy

Sauce

Instructions

Equipment Needed

Directions

  • Heat a wok or skillet on medium high with 2 tbsp avocado oil. Chop the chicken thighs into bite sized pieces and add to the skillet once the oil is hot. Cook until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165°, then remove and set aside.
  • While the chicken is cooking, prep the veggies. Slice up the bell peppers, bok choy and onion, chop the cauliflower and broccoli into bite sized pieces, then peel and mince the garlic and ginger.
  • Once the chicken has been removed from the hot skillet, add an additional 1 tbsp of avocado oil if needed. Toss in the onion, bell peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, ginger and garlic. Fry until the veggies are vibrant and soft, about 5 minutes, then toss in the chicken and bok choy.
  • Whisk sesame oil with the xanthan gum, then mix in the remaining sauce ingredients. Pour into the hot skillet, allow it to come to a simmer, then serve hot.

Notes

  1. Make sure the hot is nice and hot before adding the chicken, then allow it to fry for a couple of minutes before stirring the chicken around. This will give it time to sear properly so that it won’t stick to the bottom of the skillet.
  2. Use a digital meat thermometer to ensure the chicken has cooked to the correct temperature. We don’t want to make anyone sick!
  3. Be sure to prep the veggies while the chicken is cooking so that this Keto Chicken Stir Fry can be ready as quick as possible.
  4. Hate mincing garlic? Me too! I like to use a Garlic Press to avoid the whole situation!
  5. We fry the veggies on medium high, for a short amount of time, to give them a delicious fried flavour and texture.
 

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.  
 * Net carb count excludes both fibre and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people.
Deduct fibre and sugar alcohols from the total carbs to get 7.4 g net carbs per 1/4 of the whole Keto Stir Fry.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25of whole recipe | Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.8g | Protein: 28.9g | Fat: 20.7g | Sodium: 1037mg | Sugar Alcohols: 9g | Net Carbs: 7.4g
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22 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Stir fries are the best meal ever! It’s so easy and so flavorful! Love this sweet and salty stir fry. Packed with vegetables and chicken is my kind of meal.

  2. 5 stars
    Looks fantastic. Perfect easy family dinner that is also super healthy. I will definitely give your recipe a try. Putting it on my weekly menu as we speak.

  3. 5 stars
    This is so delicious, so easy, and so healthy! It’s absolutely one of our new favorite meals – the combination of veggies with the chicken and that sauce is amazing!

  4. 5 stars
    This is such a vibrant and creative way to make a stir fry! I love all the veggies you added in!

  5. 5 stars
    This was a great weeknight dinner for my family. Packed with veggies and a great sauce, even the kiddo gobbled it up! Thanks!

  6. 5 stars
    I am loving everything about this recipe! All the veggies, the chicken and that sauce sounds amazing! Definitely adding this to our meal plan! Thanks for sharing!

  7. 5 stars
    This chicken dish so so tasty! The chunks of veggies and chicken make it a filling and delicious meal.

  8. 5 stars
    This looks great, and healthy too! Love all the vegetables you have packed in here..looks fabulous!

  9. 5 stars
    Yum! This Keto Chicken Stir Fry is making me super hungry! I love that it’s salty and sweet at the same time. I’m sure it tastes heaven and very satisfying.

  10. 5 stars
    This looks like a delicious dinner for any night of the week. Easy to make. Leftovers would be awesome too.

  11. This has me hungry for some stir-fry! Delish!

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