Satisfy your Chinese takeout craving with this Keto Chicken Stir Fry recipe.
Seasoned with tamari or soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and dark sesame oil, it offers a complex umami taste. By swapping in zucchini for regular noodles (a.k.a. zoodles), you can cut the carbs without missing out on your favorite flavors. Zoodles are a popular a low-carb substitute for noodles and are easy-to-make at home with a spiralizer or you can even buy them pre-spiralized at some grocery stores to save extra time.
Looking to add more even more color to this Keto Chicken Stir Fry recipe? Simply add in your favorite low-carb vegetables like mushrooms or scallions.
4 slices gingerroot (or sprinkle in 1 teaspoon ground ginger at the end of cooking)
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
2 medium zucchini, spiralized into 8 cups of zucchini noodles
1/4 medium red bell pepper cut into thin strips
1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
Freshly ground black pepper
Allergen disclaimer: Contains soy, sesame, gluten
Heat a wok or large sauté pan on medium-high heat.Add 1 tablespoon avocado oil.
When the oil starts shimmering, add the chicken in a single layer. Sprinkle in the salt. Brown for 2 minutes without stirring.
Drizzle in 1 teaspoon tamari and add the garlic, stirring occasionally, and sauté until the chicken is cooked through, about 2 minutes.
Transfer the chicken to a plate and scrape any bits from the bottom of the pan.
Add 1 tablespoon avocado oil to the pan. When the oil is shimmering, add the ginger and sauté until aromatic, about 1 minute.
Add the sesame seeds and cook briefly until browned.
Add the zucchini and bell pepper and sauté until it’s tender enough to twirl around a fork like spaghetti and is bright green, about 4 minutes. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon tamari toward the end of cooking.
Stir in the chicken, sesame oil, vinegar, and black pepper. Remove the ginger root.
Michelle Dudash is a registered dietitian nutritionist, Cordon Bleu-certified chef, and author of Clean Eating for Busy Families, revised & expanded. Subscribe to her monthly clean eating newsletter with free recipes and healthy eating tips at michelledudash.com.