Just because you're on a Keto diet, doesn't mean you have to give up all of your favorite foods. Take for example, this Keto Chinese Chicken and Broccoli dish. It has all the flavors you love, with only 4 net carbs per serving. And if that isn't enough, the whole thing is ready and just 30 minutes. It really doesn't get any better than this if you are on a keto or low carb diet!
Why this recipe works
- A quick and easy low carb dinner that tastes amazing
- Chicken, broccoli, garlic and sesame seeds cooked in a delicious Chinese inspired sauce
- Enjoy take out flavor with none of the guilt
● Soy sauce
●Swerve brown sugar substitute (I prefer this to Stevia)
● Minced garlic
● Ginger paste
● Sesame seeds
● Xanthan gum (optional)
HOW TO MAKE LOW CARB CHINESE CHICKEN AND BROCCOLI
Heat the sesame and olive oils in a skillet over medium-high heat on the stove. Add the chicken to the heated pan, and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side until completely cooked through and browned. Remove the chicken from the skillet and keep warm. You can also use a wok if you have one.
Add the broccoli florets to the skillet, reduce the heat to medium, and cover to steam until the broccoli is cooked to your liking.
CAN I USE FROZEN BROCCOLI IN THIS CHICKEN AND BROCCOLI RECIPE?
You can make this with frozen broccoli, but it needs to be completely thawed to make sure it doesn't add any extra water to the recipe. I prefer making this with fresh broccoli.
Add the chicken back to the skillet with the broccoli.
In a bowl, mix together the chicken broth, soy sauce, brown sugar substitute, minced garlic and garlic paste until well combined.
Pour the sauce mixture over the broccoli and chicken and toss to coat. If you would like a thicker sauce, sprinkle the xanthan gum into the sauce and stir before pouring into the skillet.
Cook for a few more minutes to allow the flavor to soak into the chicken and broccoli.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving.
This keto chicken stir fry looks just as good as broccoli chicken you would get at your favorite take out restaurant, with a fraction of the carbs.
Try this keto stir fry recipe yourself and see if you don't agree. Also, check out our other keto and low carb recipes.
Keto Chinese Chicken and Broccoli
- 1 lb Boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into strips
- 2 cups Raw broccoli florets
- ½ teaspoon Sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon Olive oil
- ¼ cup Chicken broth
- ½ cup Soy sauce
- 3 tablespoon Swerve brown sugar substitute
- 3 teaspoon Minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon Ginger paste
- 1 tablespoon Sesame seeds
- ¼ teaspoon Xanthan gum optional
- Heat the sesame and olive oils in a skillet over medium-high heat on the stove.
- Add the chicken to the heated skillet, and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side until completely cooked through and browned. Remove the chicken from the skillet and keep warm.
- Add the broccoli florets to the skillet, reduce the heat to medium, and cover to steam until the broccoli is cooked to your liking.
- Add the chicken back to the skillet with the broccoli.
- In a bowl, mix together the chicken broth, soy sauce, brown sugar substitute, minced garlic and garlic paste until well combined.
- Pour the sauce mixture over the broccoli and chicken and toss to coat.
- If you would like a thicker sauce, sprinkle the xanthan gum into the sauce and stir before pouring into the skillet.
- Cook for a few more minutes to allow the flavor to soak into the chicken and broccoli.
- Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving.
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
Frequently asked questions
This works great served over riced cauliflower which you can buy pre-made in the freezer section of your grocery store. Be sure to adjust the carbs if you serve this with cauliflower rice.
You can store leftovers in the refrigerator for 2 days, but the broccoli will not have the same bite to it when reheated.
I love the Swerve line of products and Swerve brown sugar substitute is no exception. It tastes great and has no bitter aftertaste.
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It was way to sweet for us
What is brown sugar substitute can i use coconut sugar will it still be keto
Many thanks Gillian
Quick question. On the ingredients section you have ginger paste but in the cooking directions section you say add garlic paste. Which one should I buy?
Try using Liquid Aminos instead of soy sauce.
Looking forward to your recipes
This isn't keto. Soy sauce contains soy and wheat all of which are not compliant with keto. Coconut aminos would be better suited to keep this recipe keto.
Love, love this recipe! I added extra garlic and 1 Tbspn oyster sauce. I think next time I will cut down the soy sauce by 1/3.
Hello, I thought soy sauce was a no no for keto? Can it be replaced w/ coconut aminos? Also, by chance do you have the nutritional information for this so I can put this in my macros counter?
It cooks up so quickly!
It has earning a regular spot in my rotation.
My whole family loves it!
Glad to hear it!
It is better than take out!
I hope she loves it as much as we do!
Chicken and broccoli is always such a great idea. Love how your recipe looks - definitely something I would love to make some time this month.
Laura | Wandercooks
I love this dish! It's so easy, healthy and perfect for a busy weekday dinner!
This is a perfect weeknight meal to whip up for the family 🙂
So much flavor in one dish! Everyone loved this one.
Easy, quick and delicious and crunchy recipe. I have to check this out for my weekend Dinner. My family to enjoy every bite of this flavorful dish.
This recipe for keto Chinese chicken looks fantastic. I can't wait to try it when my mother in law comes over for dinner this week. She is on a keto kick.