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Keto General Tso's Chicken

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Chinese, chinese american, chinese takeout, keto
Keyword: chicken, chinese, keto, low carb
Servings: 4
Calories: 469kcal

Ingredients

General Tso Batter

General Tso's Sauce

Instructions

Recipe Preparation

  • Gather all your ingredients and cut the chicken into half an inch cubes. Chop scallions, and mince the garlic.
  • Heat about 2 cups of coconut oil to 375° F degrees. Use more if you're using a large pot.
    Pro Tip: Fill the oil to about half of the pot. If you fill up too high, the oil may spill over.

Prepping the Chicken

  • In a large bowl, crack an egg open. Whisk the egg.
  • Place the chicken over the whisked egg. Mix the chicken well with the egg. Using your hands will make for a better dish.
  • Pour 1 cup of almond flour, white pepper, salt, and monkfruit sweetener over the chicken. Mix with hands. Again, mix it well so batter sticks to chicken.

Frying time!

  • The key is frying the chicken twice.
    Throw the battered chicken onto the pot. For the first time, leave it in for about 2 minutes. Once that is up, strain the chicken to a plate with a sheet of towel. Let it rest for about a minute.
    Pro tip: If you want to save the oil, strain the chicken on top of a bowl instead of a paper towel covered plate.
  • Second time frying. and throw it back into the coconut oil. This time fry it for another minute or until the batter has become golden brown. Move the chicken over to new plate with a sheet of towel remove any excess oil. The frying part is now done.

Time to make our Sauce!

  • Medium heat a wok or frying pan. Add about a tablespoon of oil. Throw in the garlic, scallion whites, and dried chili peppers. Let the aromatics infuse with the oil, about 1.5 minutes or when garlic is golden brown.
  • Pour in 3 tablespoons of Chicken Broth. Add in the orange extract, monkfruit sweetener, ground ginger, apple cider vinegar, coconut amino, and sesame oil. Mix together well. Turn the heat up for it to boil.
  • As sauce is boiling, pour in 2 tablespoon of almond flour. This will act as a thickening agent. It should thicken in about a minute. Sauce is ready.
  • Throw the chicken onto the sauce. Switch heat to Med-High. Stir and toss chicken well for about a minute. Your Keto General Tso's Chicken is now ready to eat!
  • Enjoy!
    Optional: Add Steamed broccoli for a more complete meal.
    Keto General Tso's Chicken completed

Notes

Nutrition info is approximate using the sparkpeople.com recipe calculator, and the carb count does not count sugar alcohols. It is your responsibility to check the accuracy of all nutritional facts posted here, especially if you have a medical condition, in which case you should consult with your doctor before using any of the recipes.

Nutrition

Calories: 469kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.3g | Protein: 24.3g | Fat: 37.5g | Saturated Fat: 9.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19.1g | Cholesterol: 136.5mg | Sodium: 252.2mg | Potassium: 274.4mg | Fiber: 3.9g | Sugar: 5.7g