Keto Stir Fry is packed with chicken, vegetables, and Asian flavors.
This low carb stir fry meal is easy to make, delicious, and a perfect substitute for take out Chinese food.
We love to make a double batch of this keto stir fry with chicken and vegetables and enjoy the leftovers for lunch throughout the week.
KETO STIR FRY RECIPE
Making a keto chicken stir fry is a quick and simple way to get a low carb dinner on the table. With just 4 grams of net carbs, stir fry is the perfect chicken dinner for your low carb and ketogenic diet.
Kids love this easy weeknight meal, adults love it too, and everyone is excited when I make this low carb stir fry for dinner.
You'll combine chicken and vegetables with an Asian inspired keto stir fry sauce to create a classic keto stir fry.
Add a side of cauliflower rice, Miracle Noodles, or extra keto vegetables to make to make a filling, satisfying, amazing meal.
INGREDIENTS IN KETO STIR FRY
Bone Broth - I use beef broth for this recipe, but chicken broth would work if that's what you have on hand.
Coconut Aminos - Coconut aminos are similar to soy sauce, but with less carbs.
Xanthan Gum - This gluten free cooking trick helps to thicken the sauce without adding any carbs.
Chicken Breast - Slice your chicken thinly before cooking so that it cooks up quickly.
Garlic - Fresh minced garlic gives flavor to the sauce.
Onion Powder - All of the flavor of onion, but without the carbs.
Ginger Powder - Fresh ginger could be used, but I find that powdered ginger is easier to keep in my pantry.
Black Pepper - For a slight bit of heat.
Sesame Oil - This oil adds a warm, nutty flavor to the dish.
Broccoli - Cut your broccoli into bit size florets.
Bell Pepper - I use yellow peppers because I love the color, but red or orange would work here as well.
Green Onion - For mild onion flavor.
Cauliflower Rice or Miracle Noodles - Low carb options to serve with your stir fry.
Red Pepper Flakes - a beautiful garnish that adds a bit of heat.
Sesame Seeds - Garnish this dish with nutty, crunchy seeds.
If you have any questions about making a Keto Stir Fry, please leave a comment below and I will get back to you.
HOW TO MAKE KETO STIR FRY
- In a large measuring cup or bowl, combine bone broth and coconut aminos. Mix well.
- Whisk xanthan gum into the mixture until dissolved. Set aside.
- Toss chicken with garlic, onion powder, ginger powder, and pepper. Set aside.
- In a large skillet, stir fry chicken in oil until cooked. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
- Heat remaining oil and stir fry vegetables until crisp-tender.
- Stir broth mixture and add to the skillet.
- Bring to a boil, cook as directed until sauce is thickened.
- Return chicken to the pan and heat through. Serve with cauliflower rice or miracle noodles, garnished with sesame seeds and red pepper flakes.
These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions in Keto Stir Fry, please see the recipe below.
TIPS FOR MAKING EASY KETO STIR FRY
A stir fry is really a simple dish to put together, but there can be a large number of ingredients.
The biggest trick I have for making this as simple as possible is to prep all of your ingredients ahead of time and have them ready to go before you start cooking. This is called "mise en place", which just means that everything is in place, in French.
Because a keto stir fry cooks so quickly in the pan, you won't have time to measure out spices or chop things up while you're cooking, so making sure that everything is measured, chopped, and waiting will make the actual stir frying process much more enjoyable.
HOW TO STORE KETO STIR FRY?
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave to enjoy.
CAN I MAKE BEEF OR SHRIMP KETO STIR FRY?
This recipe was created for a keto chicken stir fry, but the method can absolutely be adapted to use other meats or vegetables. Learn how to make this keto stir fry sauce and you can use it to create all sorts of stir fry varieties.
Beef, pork, or shrimp can be substituted for the chicken in this keto recipe. Cook the meat first until it's done and then remove it from the pan. Add it back in at the end to warm through.
To make a vegetarian keto stir fry, try using pan fried tofu or sliced vegan chicken strips.
OTHER LOW CARB VEGETABLES FOR STIR FRY
Broccoli and peppers are classic stir fry veggies, but you can use other vegetables in your keto stir fry. Keep in mind that some vegetables have more carbs than others, so that will change the nutritional values.
- Mushrooms, sliced
- Green Beans
- Bok Choy
- Spinach - added at the end of cooking.
- Carrots - in small amounts.
CAN I MAKE KETO STIR FRY WITH FROZEN VEGETABLES?
I prefer to use mostly fresh vegetables when making homemade stir fry, but you can utilize frozen veggies if you want to.
When using frozen vegetables in this recipe, I suggest thawing them and gently squeezing them to remove any excess water before adding them. Sometimes I simply steam the frozen vegetables and serve them on the side instead.
HOW DO YOU SUBSTITUTE CORNSTARCH IN A STIR FRY RECIPE?
To reduce carbs, we are going to use Xanthan gum to thicken our stir fry sauce instead of the traditional corn starch.
By volume, corn starch and xanthan gum have the same amount of carbs, but the difference is in how much you need to use for the same effect.
For this recipe, you only need ⅛ teaspoon of xanthan gum. This means that there is less than 1 net carb from xanthan gum in the whole recipe.
If you were using corn starch to thicken the stir fry, you'd need to add at least 1 tablespoon, which would be 6-8 net carbs. Because we need to use less of the gum to thicken, it's a better keto choice.
CAN I MAKE A KETO STIR FRY WITH NOODLES?
Have you tried Shirataki Noodles? These come in many brands, but one of the most well known is called Miracle Noodles. These noodles are made with water and konjac yam fiber and they are practically zero carbs.
Other stir fry noddle options include spiralized zucchini zoodles, spaghetti squash, shredded cabbage, or bean sprouts.
CAN I EAT RICE ON KETO?
Rice has too many carbs to be a regular part of a ketogenic diet. It may be an option for high carb days or special occasions, but you aren't going to want to enjoy your keto stir fry with regular rice.
Try cauliflower rice for a low carb rice alternative. I sometimes cook a small amount of rice when I make this meal so that the kids can eat it. Do what works for your family and your meal plan!
CAN I DOUBLE THIS RECIPE?
Yes, you can double the recipe for keto chicken and broccoli stir fry. I suggest using a very large frying pan or a deep wok so that you have enough room to cook everything at once.
You can also just make the recipe twice, since it cooks so quickly.
HOW DO I MAKE A STIR FRY WITH CRISP VEGETABLES
If you want your veggies to stay crisp, the simple trick is to cook them for less time.
HOW TO ADJUST THE FLAVOR OF KETO STIR FRY SAUCE
Make it sweet by adding your favorite keto friendly sweetener. Just a small amount will add nice flavor.
Make it spicy by including some crushed red pepper to the sauce, or by topping your plate with some low-carb hot sauce. Sriracha is a good choice.
DO I NEED A WOK TO MAKE STIR FRY?
It's not necessary to use a wok to make this simple stir fry, although if you have one you can use it. Any large frying pan will work just fine.
MORE KETO WEEKNIGHT DINNERS TO MAKE
Keto Pizza made with fresh low-carb dough is an amazing treat, and easy to make.
Marry Me Chicken is an easy low carb dinner with so much creamy, savory flavor.
Wondering how to make Meatloaf Low Carb? Try this recipe.
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- 1 cup beef bone broth
- 3T coconut aminos
- ⅛ teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1 pound chicken breast, thinly sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon ginger powder
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 ½ tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 1 small yellow bell pepper, sliced
- 4 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
- Cauliflower rice or Miracle noodles
- Red pepper flakes, for garnish
- Sesame seeds, for garnish
- In a large measuring cup, combine bone broth and coconut aminos. Mix well.
- Whisk xanthan gum into the mixture until dissolved; set aside.
- Toss chicken with garlic, onion powder, ginger powder, and pepper.
- In a large skillet set over medium-high heat, stir-fry chicken in ½ tablespoon oil until meat is no longer pink; remove and keep warm.
- Heat remaining oil; stir-fry vegetables until crisp-tender, 4-5 minutes.
- Stir broth mixture and add to the skillet; bring to a boil.
- Cook and stir for 2 minutes until thickened.
- Return chicken to the pan and heat through.
- Serve with cauliflower rice or Miracle noodles, garnished with sesame seeds and red pepper flakes.
- For a smooth cooking experience, prep all of your ingredients ahead of time and have them ready to go.
- Experiment with different vegetables or meats for a variety of delicious stir fries. Shrimp, Tofu, or steak can be used with this recipe as well.
- For a sweeter keto stir fry sauce, add a small amount of your favorite sugar free sweetener to the sauce.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 557Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 146mgSodium: 353mgCarbohydrates: 10gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 6gSugar: 3gProtein: 59g
The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands.