Do you love Chinese cuisine and takeout for Chinese? Now don’t takeout, just make your kitchen a keto Chinese restaurant for your family! Try this super easy and tempting Low-Carb Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe.

Fresh green and yellow bell peppers, flavorful chicken, topped with keto sweet and sour! Serve over steamed cauliflower rice to make this dish a complete Chinese keto cuisine! Without frying, easiest and ready within half an hour…. You’ll definitely love this low-carb sweet and sour chicken recipe!

How to Make Low-Carb Sweet and Sour Chicken (No Frying)

You will be amazed that how easy this packed full of taste low-carb sweet and sour chicken is! By these simple ingredients you can now have your favorite Chinese take-out, now with a homemade, low carb twist!

At first, in a large skillet, heat the avocado oil over high heat (you can also use coconut oil).

Add chicken breast and cook until brown on all sides and well-cooked.  

*This Low-Carb Sweet And Sour Chicken Recipe Is Extremely Light So If You Want To Use Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs, You Can!

The meat only takes about 5 minutes to cook.  You can check with a meat thermometer to be sure the meat is not over or under cooked.

Now reduce the heat to medium and add in the green and yellow bell peppers.

Just cook them for a couple of minutes so they keep their vivid colors and a little crispness.

Now add in the apple cider vinegar, tomato paste, soy sauce, sweetener and Xanthan gum.

How to Thicken Keto Sweet and Sour Chicken:

Traditionally cornstarch is used as a thickener, but in most keto recipes Xanthan gum is used as a thickener.

 Now turn the heat back up to high just until the liquid starts to bubble.

Now remove from the heat and let sit for a few minutes to thicken. The sauce will coat the chicken and it will look delicious!

Serve with steamed cauliflower rice to make this a superb low-carb Chinese bowl! Yummy!

Low-Carb Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Do you love Chinese cuisine and takeout for Chinese? Now don’t takeout, just make your kitchen a keto Chinese restaurant for your family! Try this super easy and tempting low-carb sweet and sour chicken recipe. Fresh green and yellow bell peppers, flavorful chicken, topped with keto sweet and sour! Serve over steamed cauliflower rice to make this dish a complete Chinese keto cuisine! Without frying, easiest and ready within half an hour…. You’ll definitely love this low-carb sweet and sour chicken recipe!

Course: dinner, Main Course

Cuisine: Chinese

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4

Calories: 340kcal

Author: Hit Recipes

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 tablespoon avocado oil or coconut oil
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1 inch squares (24 ounces raw)
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • ½  yellow bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce (or Coconut Aminos)
  • 3/4 cup Granulated sweetener
  • 1/2 teaspoon Xanthan gum

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat the avocado oil in a large skillet over high heat.
  1. Add in the chicken thighs and cook until brown on all sides and well-cooked (it will take about 5 minutes). Check for doneness with a meat thermometer (165F).
  2. Reduce the heat to medium and add in the green and yellow bell peppers. Cook for about 2 minutes just to soften them up a bit.
  3. Add in the apple cider vinegar, tomato paste, soy sauce, sweetener and Xanthan gum. Stir well to take in the Xanthan gum.
  4. Turn the heat back up to high just until the liquid starts to bubble.
  5. Now remove from the heat and let sit for a few minutes to thicken.
  6. Serve with steamed cauliflower.

USEFUL TIPS

  • Chicken breast or chicken thighs: You can use either chicken breast or chicken thighs for this recipe.  This is absolutely low-carb with the use of chicken breast.  Boneless skinless chicken thighs will add more flavor but will add some calories too.
  • Vinegar:  If you don’t like apple-cider vinegar, white vinegar works well instead.
  • Soy Sauce Alternate: Coconut amino or Tamari can also be used, if you don’t like soy sauce.
  • Xanthan Gum: This is a replacement for the common cornstarch ingredient in most Chinese recipes.  A thickening agent that only requires half a teaspoon. This means less carbs!
  • Serving: Serve with steamed cauliflower rice.  

 NUTRITION

Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g