Quality keto cooking doesn’t have to be a time-consuming chore. Though some recipes recommend special gadgets, multiple pans, and uncommon ingredients, these are not essential for a delicious keto-friendly meal.
All it takes is the right combination of low-carb ingredients and simple steps to create a satisfying and healthy keto dish in 30 min or less. We’ll show you how with this keto stir fry recipe.
Tips for Cooking and Customizing Your Keto Stir Fry
Our keto stir fry recipe is surprisingly easy to customize based on your flavor, texture, and macronutrient preferences as well. Here are a few keto cooking tips that’ll help make your stir fry exactly how you like it:
+ Adjust the texture of your veggies — To keep them crisp, cook your veggies a bit less, avoid overcrowding the pan, and serve right away. For fork-tender veggies, cook them a bit longer or cover your pan to steam them for 1-2 minutes. Make sure to stir your vegetables every min or so to keep them from burning.
+ Brown exactly what you want — If you prefer a slightly charred flavor with your vegetables, let them cook on each side for 1-2 minutes before stirring. Conversely, to keep anything from burning, stir it around more often.
+ Cut the prep and cook time for a quicker stir fry — To keep your prep to a minimum, buy pre-cut low-carb vegetables or frozen stir fry veggies. You can also decrease the cooking time by using two pans at once, one for the chicken and one for the vegetables.
+ Thicken the sauce — Before plating, whisk together 1/2 teaspoon of xanthan gum with a tablespoon of the sauce from the pan. Add back to the pan and stir, over low heat, until the sauce has thickened.
+ Make it extra spicy — Spice things up with some sugar-free hot sauce or sriracha. This can be added to the pan along with the sauce or used as a garnish.
+ Sweeten it up without the sugar — If you prefer a sweeter stir fry sauce, mix 1-2 tbsp of a powdered keto-friendly sweetener (with a similar sweetness as sugar) into your marinade/sauce.
+ Don’t forget the garnish — Try topping your stir fry with sesame seeds and chopped green onion, then drizzling with toasted sesame oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Read the full recipe with full nutrition breakdown and step-by-step pictures over at: https://www.ruled.me/keto-chicken-stir-fry/
1.5 pound bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, de-boned and cut into slices
2 whole garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon ginger, peeled and grated
1/4 cup soy sauce, use tamari or coconut aminos if avoiding soy
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoon avocado oil
1 medium onion, chopped
7 ounce broccoli
1/2 medium red bell pepper, sliced
3 ounce cremini mushrooms, sliced
2 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
This makes a total of 4 servings of Keto Stir Fry. Each serving comes out to be 521 calories, 38.5g fats, 7g net carbs, and 33.6g protein.
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