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4.6 from 5 votes

Keto Sweet and Sour Chicken

This keto sweet and sour chicken is made with breaded chicken breast tossed in a tangy sauce.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 380kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

Breaded Chicken

Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • 1 tbsp oil olive or coconut
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger minced
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 cup low carb ketchup
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened rice vinegar or ACV
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce or liquid aminos
  • 1 dash sriracha optional
  • 1/4 cup granulated Lakanto Classic or other sweetener, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 2 tbsp water

Instructions

Prep the Sauce

  • Mix together the granulated sweetener and xanthan gum.
  • Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Add minced garlic, ginger, green onion, and red pepper flakes to oil. Saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add lime juice, vinegar, ketchup, sriracha, and soy sauce to pan. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add sweetener/xanthan gum mixture to the sauce. Continue to simmer, stirring often, until sweetener is fully dissolved.
  • Stir in water, adding more or less to achieve desired consistency. Remove from heat.

Prep the Chicken

  • In a shallow dish, combine coconut flour, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Separately, combine the crushed pork rinds and almond flour.
  • Prep the chicken pieces by coating with the coconut flour mixture, followed by the beaten egg, and finally the almond flour/pork rind mixture.

Fry the Chicken

  • Heat frying oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
  • Working in batches if needed, add chicken pieces to hot oil and fry until cooked through and golden brown, 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Remove finished chicken to a baking rack or a dish lined with paper towels.

Add the Sauce

  • Stir and reheat the sauce if needed (it can thicken/settle if too cool).
  • Toss chicken pieces with sauce immediately before serving.
  • Optional: Garnish with chopped green onion and/or sesame seeds.

Serve and Enjoy!

    Notes

    • This keto sweet and sour chicken is best when you add the sauce immediately before serving. For leftovers, I recommend storing and reheating the sauce and chicken separately.
    • The chicken is best reheated in the oven or air fryer for a few minutes to maintain crispiness. The sauce can be reheated in the microwave or stovetop.
    • You can also use boneless, skinless chicken thighs to make this keto sweet and sour chicken.


    Nutrition

    Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 20g | Fiber: 4.25g