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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Hands-on Overall

Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs5.2 grams
Protein28.6 grams
Fat21.1 grams
Calories334 kcal

Calories from carbs 6%, protein 35%, fat 59%

Total carbs7.3 gramsFiber2.1 gramsSugars2.6 gramsSaturated fat13 gramsSodium1,143 mg(50% RDA)Magnesium58 mg(14% RDA)Potassium563 mg(28% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 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
Suggested sides:


  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

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Coconut oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g13.5 g122 kcal
Chicken thighs (skinless, boneless, raw)
0 g24.6 g5.2 g151 kcal
Broccoli, fresh
2.3 g1.6 g0.2 g19 kcal
Sesame seeds
0.3 g0.4 g1.1 g13 kcal
Tamari sauce (gluten-free soy sauce)
0.9 g1.9 g0 g11 kcal
Orange juice (fresh 100%)
1.6 g0.1 g0 g7 kcal
Sesame oil
0 g0 g1.1 g10 kcal
Orange peel (zest), fresh
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Total per serving
5.2 g28.6 g21.1 g334 kcal
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Comments (4)

Didnt know could include orange in keto!


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


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


Thank you for your lovely feedback!