Enjoy the savory flavors of this keto-friendly chicken stir-fry, which is enhanced with velvety coconut milk, a delectable variation on a popular Chinese dish.
With succulent chicken, fresh vegetables, and a rich coconut milk sauce, enjoy this flavorful stir-fry with your favorite keto-friendly noodles or rice. Savor every mouthful!
This article covers the complete cooking procedure, from chopping to plating, in detail. This dish is perfect for both seasoned keto enthusiasts and those eager to try something new.
Kitchen Equipment Needed
- Large skillet or wok
- Cutting board
- Chef’s knife
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Wooden spoon
- Serving bowls
Cooking Time: 20 minutes Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes
Recipe Category: Main Course Recipe Cuisine: Chinese Diet: Keto
- 1 pound of chicken breasts, skin removed and chopped into little pieces
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- An Onion, Cut in Half
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 1 sliced bell pepper
- Florets of broccoli, one
- Coconut milk, 1/4 cup
- Soy sauce, 1 Tablespoon
- 1/2 tsp. toasted sesame seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon of ginger powder
- One-fourth of a teaspoon of pepper
- Salt to taste
- In a large skillet or oven, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium-high heat. In a sizzling pan, add juicy chicken and cook until beautifully browned, giving it a gentle flip every now and then.
- Transfer the cooked ingredients to a separate dish and set aside. The chicken doesn’t have to be fully cooked yet, as it will simmer in the sauce later.
- Drizzle in the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. Add finely diced onions and sauté until they achieve a delightful caramelized hue, typically taking around 8-10 minutes. Then add garlic, bell pepper, and broccoli until tender, approximately 5 minutes.
- Combine the coconut milk, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and black pepper in a bowl. Whisk until well mixed.
- Drizzle the coconut milk mixture over the skillet, ensuring each bite of chicken and veggies is beautifully coated.
- Simmer the sauce until the chicken is fully cooked, approximately 5 minutes.
- Sprinkle with salt and enjoy right away.
- Calories 586 total
- Fat 49g
- Saturated fat 29 g
- Trans fat 0g
- Protein 29 g
- Sugar 2 g
- Fiber 9g
- Carbohydrates 9g
- Sodium 750mg
- Cholesterol: 130mg
Expert Tips And Food Variations
- You can use any vegetables you have on hand! Kale, peppers, cauliflower, green beans corn, and more.
- To make it extra spicy, you can add red pepper flakes and/or Thai chiles to your keto chicken dish.
- Instead of chicken, you can also use other proteins. For example, you could use shrimp, sliced or ground beef, chopped or ground pork, or turkey that has been sliced or ground.
- Vegetarians and vegans can make this dish meatless by leaving out the chicken or replacing it with tofu or plant-based meat. Or don’t add any meat at all.
- This keto chicken dish can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days in a sealed container.
- Either heat in the microwave for three to five minutes or in a 350ºF oven for ten to fifteen minutes until warm.
Is Coconut Milk OK On A Keto Diet?
Yes! Coconut milk can be included in a keto diet. This creamy, slightly thick dairy alternative has exploded into the keto landscape as one of the biggest breakout sensations.
Does Coconut Milk Spike Sugar?
The glycemic index of coconut milk is fairly high, at 97. This is a high value that could result in extremely high blood glucose levels. Compared to coconut milk, ordinary cow milk has a lower Glycemic Index of only 47.
How to use coconut milk for weight loss?
Research suggests that mixing coconut milk with a high-protein diet may help reduce or manage abdominal fat, triglycerides, cholesterol, food intake, and weight gain. However, several factors, including food consumption and physical activity levels can influence a person’s weight.
Keto Chicken with Coconut Milk is a fantastic low-carb option for those times when you just don’t feel like cooking. It’s nutritious and delicious, so the whole family will love it.
This is a fairly adaptable recipe. You may use whatever vegetables you have on hand, and you can substitute prawns, steak, pork, or turkey for the chicken if you like. Simply omit the chicken or swap it out for tofu or another plant-based meat to make this dish vegetarian or vegan.
Keto Chicken with Coconut Milk is an excellent choice if you’re trying to find a low-carb dish that’s high in flavor and low in carbs. Give it a shot, and we hope you enjoy it.