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Plate of low carb peanut chicken with cauliflower rice and garnished with peanuts and chopsticks.

Low Carb Peanut Chicken

Ready in less than 30 minutes, this delicious Low Carb Peanut Chicken is perfect for a weekday keto friendly meal the whole family will love!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Canadian, Low Carb
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 564kcal
Author Aleta


  • 1 tbsp avocado or olive oil
  • 1 ½ lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 2 cups green beans
  • 2 cups broccoli

Peanut Sauce

  • cup organic peanut butter with no additives
  • cup soy sauce
  • cup honey substitute
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 ½ tbsp rice vinegar



    Peanut Sauce

    • To make the sauce, combine all the peanut sauce ingredients and puree with an immersion blender until smooth. Make the sauce first or work on it bit by bit while cooking the other ingredients to make this recipe faster.

    Peanut Chicken

    • Heat a skillet on medium high with oil. Cut the chicken into 1" cubes and add to the skillet once the oil is hot. Peel and chop the carrots into thin slices and add to the skillet once the chicken has been seared on all edges.
    • Wash and trim the green beans, then cut into 1" pieces. Fry the chicken and carrots until the internal temperature of the chicken has reached 175°, then toss in the prepared green beans.
    • Allow the green beans to fry with the chicken and carrots for a couple of minutes, then add the peanut sauce and chopped broccoli. Stir, bring to a simmer, and cook for 2 minutes.
    • Pour over Cauliflower Rice or zucchini noodles.


    Ingredient Notes

    • Carrot - For less carbs, the carrot can be swapped out for another veggie like pepper or cauliflower.
    • Organic Peanut Butter - Always choose organic peanut butter with no additives. Want to know why? Read all about it from BodyUnburdened.
    • Soy Sauce -For strict keto, soy sauce can be swapped out for coconut aminos.
    • Honey Substitute - As soon as I discovered this honey substitute from Nature's Hollow, I knew I would finally get to indulge in peanut chicken again! I use this honey sub in recipes like this Low Carb Nut Bar and this Keto Honey Mustard.

    Expert Tips

    1. Don't have boneless skinless chicken breasts? Watch how to easily deboned them here. Alternately, boneless skinless chicken thighs can be used.
    2. If you don't have an immersion blender, the peanut sauce can simply be whisked together, though it will not be as smooth.


    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 the fibre ( 11.6 g ) and sugar alcohols ( 10g ) from the total carbs to get 9.1 g net carbs per 1/4 of the whole recipe. Serve smaller portions for less net carbs.


    Serving: 0.25of whole recipe | Calories: 564kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.7g | Protein: 47.7g | Fat: 27.3g | Sodium: 310mg | Fiber: 11.6g | Sugar Alcohols: 10g | Net Carbs: 9.1g