Keto Chicken Stir Fry with Zoodles and Sesame

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.

 

Keto Chicken Stir Fry with Zoodles and Sesame

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4 (1.5 cups per serving)

Nutrition Facts (per serving): 260 calories, 18g total fat (62%), 5g carbohydrates (8%), 2g fiber, 3g net carbs, 20g protein (30%)

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or canola oil, divided

  • 1 pound trimmed, boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons tamari or soy sauce, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 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

    Tools:

    • Spiralizer

    Directions:

    
    • 1Heat a wok or large sauté pan on medium-high heat.Add 1 tablespoon avocado oil.
    • 2When the oil starts shimmering, add the chicken in a single layer. Sprinkle in the salt. Brown for 2 minutes without stirring.
    • 3Drizzle in 1 teaspoon tamari and add the garlic, stirring occasionally, and sauté until the chicken is cooked through, about 2 minutes. 
    • 4Transfer the chicken to a plate and scrape any bits from the bottom of the pan.
    • 5Add 1 tablespoon avocado oil to the pan. When the oil is shimmering, add the ginger and sauté until aromatic, about 1 minute.
    • 6Add the sesame seeds and cook briefly until browned.
    • 7Add 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.
    • 8Stir in the chicken, sesame oil, vinegar, and black pepper. Remove the gingerroot.

     

     

    Nutrition Facts
    Serving of
    Keto Chicken Stir-Fry with Zoodles and Sesame
    Amount per serving
    Calories
    260
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat
    18
    Saturated Fat
    Cholesterol
    Sodium
    Total Carbohydrates
    5
    Dietary Fiber
    2
    Sugars
    Proteins
    20
    The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
    Nutrition Facts
    Amount per serving
    Calories
    260
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat
    18g
    Saturated Fat
    Cholesterol
    Sodium
    Total Carbohydrates
    5
    Dietary Fiber
    2
    Sugars
    Protein
    20
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