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keto orange chicken, cauliflower rice on white dinner plate

Keto Orange Chicken


  • Author: Deb
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

This Keto Orange Chicken is a healthy, sweet and spicy version of your favorite take out.  It has all the delicious flavors but without all the added sugar.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil *
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice **
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/3  cup soy sauce, low sodium
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar Swerve or another sugar substitute
  • 1 tablespoon sugar free orange marmalade ***
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon oyster sauce ****
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2-4 tablespoons water if needed

Instructions

  1. Cut the boneless thighs into 1 inch cubes.  
  2. Heat oil in large fry pan and saute' the chicken approximately 4 minutes or until the chicken is golden brown. Remove to a bowl or plate.
  3. Combine all the sauce ingredients except xanthan gum.  Stir to mix thoroughly.
  4. Pour into the fry pan and while stirring bring to a boil on medium heat.
  5. Lower heat to a simmer and sprinkle in the xanthan gum, stirring well as it thickens.
  6. Put chicken back into pan and stir to coat with the sauce and heat through.  If the sauce is too thick or you prefer it a bit thinner, just add some water and stir into the sauce to heat.
  7. You can sprinkle some minced chives or scallions and serve over cauliflower rice.

Notes

*I used olive oil, but you can use avocado, coconut or another oil of your choice.

**If you don't have any oranges to juice, use a low sugar orange juice.  Just read the label.  Some are higher sugar than others.

***I used the Polaner brand sugar free marmalade.  I have also seen some by Smuckers and Walden Farms.  Again, read the label.  Choose the brand that you prefer.

****If you don't have or prefer not to use the Oyster sauce, you can use fish sauce or leave it out.  The Oyster sauce is not a fishy flavor.  It just gives the orange sauce a richer flavor but I'm sure it will still be good without it.

 

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: 30 minute meals, chicken dinners, low carb recipes