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Easy Low-Carb Chicken Stir-Fry

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This quick and easy one-pot meal makes a great midweek keto dinner. Asian spices and fresh vegetables add not just an amazing flavour but also potassium which is an essential electrolyte for everyone on a LCHF diet. This recipe doesn't use noodles - they are a no-no on a keto diet.

You can even add 3 to 4 tablespoons of almond butter or coconut butter (aka coconut manna) which will add extra fats, protein and creaminess to this delicious one-pot keto dinner.

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Nutritional values (per serving, about 1 1/2 cups)

Net carbs7.9 grams
Protein28.1 grams
Fat26.9 grams
Calories399 kcal

Calories from carbs 8%, protein 29%, fat 63%

Total carbs11.1 gramsFiber3.3 gramsSugars4.6 gramsSaturated fat14.2 gramsSodium856 mg(37% RDA)Magnesium68 mg(17% RDA)Potassium721 mg(36% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 500 g chicken thighs, boneless and skinless (1.1 lb)
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced (100 g/ 3.5 oz)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small Thai chili pepper, deseeded and sliced (15 g/ 0.5 oz)
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1/2 medium red pepper, sliced (60 g/ 2.1 oz)
  • 1 medium green pepper, deseeded (120 g/ 4.2 oz)
  • 1 medium broccoli, stem removed (300 g/ 10.6 oz)
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce (30 ml)
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice (30 ml)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp ghee or virgin coconut oil (85 g/ 3 oz)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Optional: 3-4 tbsp almond butter or coconut butter for extra fats and creaminess

Instructions

  1. Cut the chicken into strips. Prepare the vegetables: Peel and slice the onion and peel and finely chop the garlic and ginger. Halve, deseed and finely chop the chili pepper. Halve, deseed and slice the red and green peppers. Cut the broccoli florets into medium-sized pieces. Set the vegetables aside for later. Easy Low-Carb Chicken Stir-Fry
  2. Heat a large pan greased with 2 tablespoons of ghee. Once hot, add the chicken and cook over a medium-high heat until browned from all sides and cooked inside. When done, use a slotted spoon and transfer the cooked chicken into a bowl. Easy Low-Carb Chicken Stir-Fry
  3. Put 1/4 cup more ghee into the pan where you cooked the chicken. Add the onion, garlic, chili pepper and ginger and sizzle for 2-3 minutes over a medium-high heat until fragrant. Stir frequently to prevent burning. Easy Low-Carb Chicken Stir-Fry
  4. Throw in the red and green pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes and then add the broccoli. Easy Low-Carb Chicken Stir-Fry
  5. Add the fish sauce. When done, the vegetables should be crisp-tender. Easy Low-Carb Chicken Stir-Fry
  6. Finish with freshly squeezed lime juice and take off the heat. Easy Low-Carb Chicken Stir-Fry
  7. Serve hot or store in the fridge for up to 3 days. Enjoy! Easy Low-Carb Chicken Stir-Fry

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, about 1 1/2 cups)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Chicken thighs (skinless, boneless, raw)
0 g24.6 g5.2 g151 kcal
Onion, red, fresh
1.6 g0.3 g0.1 g10 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.5 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Peppers, chile (chili), fresh
0.3 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Ginger root, fresh
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Peppers, red bell, fresh
0.6 g0.1 g0 g5 kcal
Peppers, green bell, fresh
0.9 g0.3 g0.1 g6 kcal
Broccoli, fresh
3 g2.1 g0.3 g26 kcal
Fish sauce
0.3 g0.5 g0 g3 kcal
Lime (juice), fresh
0.4 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Ghee
0 g0 g13.8 g125 kcal
Ghee
0 g0 g7.5 g68 kcal
Total per serving, about 1 1/2 cups
7.9 g28.1 g26.9 g399 kcal
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (7)

Just made & eaten this..... wow, wow, throughly  scrumpy.  Although  I was worried  when I put the fish sauce in!!

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Glad you liked it Catherine! I think fish sauce is great in dishes that use Asian spices & herbs 😊

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Thank you... Thank you... Thank you...
I made this tonight for myself and my boys and we all loved it!
I didn't have the broccoli, I sub'd with shredded cabbage and it turned out wonderfully.

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Cabbage sounds like a great alternative! I sometimes use kale instead 😊 Glad you liked it!

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Clean & simple! That's true keto!! Thanks 😊

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So easy, stir-fry's in general, but oh so delicious and perfect weekday meals when I'm in the mood for something quick and tasty. Thanks for sharing Martina! 😊

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That's what I love about them - they're so quick to make!

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