Low-Carb Orange Chicken

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This keto-friendly orange chicken is bursting with bright Chinese flavors. You will only need a few common ingredients and 20 minutes to make it. If you follow a strict paleo diet or have to avoid soy altogether, substitute the gluten-free tamari sauce with coconut aminos. Serve with low-carb cauliflower rice for a complete meal!

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Nutritional values (per serving)

5.2 grams 2.1 grams 28.6 grams 21.1 grams 13 grams 334 calories
Total Carbs7.3grams
Fiber2.1grams
Net Carbs5.2grams
Protein28.6grams
Fat21.1grams
of which Saturated13grams
Calories334kcal
Magnesium58mg (14% RDA)
Potassium563mg (28% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (6%), protein (35%), fat (59%)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

Chicken:
  • 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil (60 ml)
  • 1.1 lb chicken thighs, skinless and boneless (500 g)
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into small florets (225 g/ 8 oz)
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
Sauce:
Suggested sides:
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Instructions

  1. Cut the chicken into 2 1/2 cm/ 1-inch pieces. Heat the coconut oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat. Add in the chicken and brown 3-4 minutes per side until golden.
  2. Add in the broccoli and stir-fry 3-4 minutes.
    Low-Carb Orange Chicken
  3. Whisk together the sauce ingredients in a small bowl then pour over the chicken and broccoli. Cook 2-3 minutes until the sauce is reduced.
    Low-Carb Orange Chicken
  4. Sprinkle in the sesame seeds and serve with cauli-rice, shirataki rice or more broccoli. Low-Carb Orange Chicken
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Didnt know could include orange in keto!

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Only a small amount such as in this recipe. You should not eat whole oranges on keto as they are too high in carbs: Complete Keto Diet Food List: What to Eat and Avoid on a Low-Carb Diet

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Delicious! I made it tonight and had 2 huge portions!

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Thank you for your lovely feedback!

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