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Keto Kung Pao Chicken Recipe

Get ready to let your taste buds salivate with excitement with this keto friendly Kung Pao Chicken recipe.

Ease of Preparation: Moderate

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

Total Time: 45 Minutes

Ingredients:

6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
2-3 Red & Green Bell Peppers (Diced)
2-3 Zucchini (Chopped)
2 Celery Stalks (Chopped)
1 Bunch of Green Onion Tops (Sliced)
2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
2 Tablespoons White Vinegar -or- Rice Vinegar (Divided)
5 Tablespoons Liquid Aminos -or- Coconut Aminos (Divided)
1 Tablespoon Garlic Chili Sauce
1/2 Cup Kettle & Fire Chicken Bone Broth
1 Tablespoon Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener
1 Tablespoon Ginger (Minced)
4 Garlic Cloves (Minced)
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
4 Tablespoons Avocado Oil (Divided)
Sliced Almonds
1/2 Teaspoon Xanthan Gum (Optional)
Instructions:

Marinade:

Start by cutting up your Boneless & Skinless Chicken Thighs into chunks that are about 1″ square, or as close to that as you can get them. Place the chicken in a Medium Mixing Bowl.

Sprinkle the Chicken meat with Baking Soda and toss by hand to get an even coating.

Drizzle the Chicken with about 1 Tablespoon of the Liquid Aminos -or- Coconut Aminos.

Pour in 1 Tablespoon of the Vinegar. (Yes, this will cause the Baking Soda to foam up)

Toss the chicken again by hand to insure an even coating, and set aside while preparing the other ingredients to marinate. (At least 10 minutes)

The Sauce:

In a Small Mixing Bowl combine 4 Tablespoons of the Aminos, 1
Tablespoon of the Vinegar, the Garlic Chili Sauce, Monkfruit Sweetener and the Chicken Bone Broth.

Whisk to get the sauce evenly mixed and to dissolve the Monkfruit sweetener.

Set aside for cooking later

The Dish:

In a Large Wok over Medium-High Heat warm up 2 Tablespoons of the Avocado Oil.

Add all of the Chicken Thighs, and toss to get the chicken evenly coated with the hot oil.

Brown the Chicken for approximately 10 minutes to get the outsides fully seared.

Once fully browned remove the Chicken from the wok and set aside to add back in towards the end.

Add 2 more Tablespoons of Avocado Oil to the Wok.

Add the Garlic, Ginger and Black Pepper and saute for about 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.

Add in the Bell Peppers, Zucchini, and Celery and toss in the oil to coat evenly.

Cook for approximately 5-8 minutes, or until the vegetables start to become soft in texture.

Add in all of the Sauce, and simmer for about 5 more minutes. If you would like your sauce thicker you can optionally sprinkle in about half a teaspoon of Xanthan Gum, which will give it a thicker texture (similar to how Corn Starch thickens up sauces).

Add the previously browned Chicken Thighs back into the wok and stir constantly while cooking for about 5 more minutes.

In the last couple minutes of cooking add the Sliced Green Onions and the Sliced Almonds. You could choose to leave these out, but I feel that they complete the dish.

Special Note: You could opt to serve this over something like Riced Cauliflower, but I prefer not to. The flavor of this dish is spot-on by itself, and I personally do not think that the flavor of Riced Cauliflower would add much to the flavor. If you choose to do so, you will want to reduce the amount of the Keto Kung Pao Chicken that you serve. Also, if you would a little bit more asian style flavor, towards the end you could also toss in a Tablespoon or two of some Toasted Sesame Oil to enhance the flavor (which would also increase your Fat ratios for your Macros too).

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