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Keto Stir Fry with Chicken and Cauliflower Rice

This Keto Stir Fry is loaded with fresh vegetables, tossed in an incredible sauce, and served on a bed of cauliflower rice. You’ll definitely want to make this one more than once!

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This amazing keto stir fry is loaded with flavorful chicken, vegetables, and chopped cashews tossed in a sweet-and-delicious keto stir fry sauce. It’s served on a bed of cauliflower rice for the ultimate stir fry experience!

Why You’ll Love this Low Carb Stir Fry

  • It’s ready in just about 30 minutes.
  • It’s an extremely filling meal and is packed with healthy fat, carbs, and protein.
  • It’s a versatile recipe – check out my “Tips for Making Keto Stir Fry” section below for a few ideas!

Ingredients Needed for This Keto Stir Fry Recipe

Ingredient quantities for this keto stirfry are located in the recipe card at the end of the post.

How to Make This Keto Chicken Stir Fry Recipe {Quick Overview}

This is just a quick overview of some of the steps involved in making the low carb chicken stir fry. For the recipe in detail, including exact measurements used at each step, scroll to the recipe card at the end of the post.

Step 1: Make the sauce

Add all sauce ingredients to a large skillet and stir to combine. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then immediately reduce heat to slightly below medium. Cook until the sauce has reduced by one-half.

overhead view of skillet with reduced sauce

Step 2: Make the stir fry

Next, cook the chicken in 1 tbsp olive oil until almost cooked through. Add the ginger and cook for an additional 1 minute.

overhead view of chicken breast in a skillet

Transfer cooked chicken to a bowl and add the cabbage, broccoli, and bell pepper to the skillet with remaining olive oil. Cook until vegetables are crisp-tender.

overhead view of fresh vegetables in skillet for keto stir fry

Return the chicken to the skillet and stir in the chopped cashews. Pour the reduced sauce on top and stir to combine. Cook for 1-2 minutes or just until heated through. (Do not overcook!)

overhead view of keto stir fry in a skillet

Remove from heat and serve immediately with the steamed cauliflower rice.

Tips for Making Keto Stir Fry

  • To reduce the carb count of this recipe, you can omit the cashews. They are wonderful and add an amazing crunch, but they also add just under 2g net carbs per serving. (Before you ask…. no other nut is a good substitute in this recipe. Trust me, I’ve tried!)
  • Instead of a large skillet, you can make this stirfry in a wok instead. Woks can be superior to skillets when cooking because the heat is more evenly distributed across the conical wok surface, which can lead to a more evenly cooked dish.
  • Don’t salt the sauce right away. I know it can be tempting to add a little extra salt here and there, but the tamari is quite salty, so you may oversalt the sauce if you add salt during the cooking process. Wait until the sauce is reduced before deciding if you want to add extra salt.
  • Feel free to experiment with different keto-friendly vegetables. Other keto-friendly vegetables that taste good in a stir fry include mushrooms, zucchini, and onion.
  • You can also experiment with different meats. Flank steak is an excellent choice! Make sure to slice it against the grain.

Frequently asked questions about keto stir frys

Are cashews a keto-friendly nut?

Cashews contain about 8g net carbs per 1 oz, making them a somewhat keto-friendly nut as long as they are eaten in moderation. More keto-friendly nuts include macadamia nuts and pecans (even better when they are chocolate covered pecans!).

Can you have soy sauce on keto?

Yes, you can have soy sauce on keto! Ideally, you should use tamari soy sauce, which is the wheat- and gluten-free version of soy sauce. According to SAN-J, a popular tamari brand, tamari has a “richer, milder, [and] more complex taste” than you found traditional soy sauce. Tamari contains 1g net carbs per tablespoon.

Is red cabbage allowed on keto?

Yes, you can have red cabbage on keto! 1 cup of shredded, raw red cabbage contains only 3.5g net carbs. It makes a great addition to this keto stirfry recipe.

Is cabbage a keto vegetable?

Yes, cabbage is a keto vegetable. Green cabbage has 2.3g net carbs per 1 cup of shredded cabbage and red cabbage has 3.5g net carbs, so cabbage, in general, is an excellent choice.

What can I eat stir fry with?

When eating stir fry on keto, a great pairing is a bed of cauliflower rice.

closeup view of keto stir fry with piece of chicken and vegetables on a fork

Nutrition Facts for This Keto Chicken Stir Fry

Per serving (six total servings):

  • 269 calories
  • 16g fat
  • 22g protein
  • 8g net carbs

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overhead view of keto stir fry in a skillet

Keto Stir Fry

This Keto Stir Fry is loaded with fresh vegetables, tossed in an incredible sauce, and served on a bed of cauliflower rice. You’ll definitely want to make this one more than once!
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Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: keto stir fry, low carb stir fry
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 269kcal

Ingredients

Sauce Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp unsweetened peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free soy sauce tamari
  • 2 tbsp Swerve Confectioners
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar-free chili-garlic sauce

Stir Fry Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger finely minced
  • 2 cup red cabbage sliced thin
  • 1 cup broccoli florets roughly chopped
  • 1 medium orange bell pepper sliced thin
  • 1/3 cup roasted cashews roughly chopped
  • 12 oz bag cauliflower rice steamed

Instructions

Sauce Instructions

  • Add all sauce ingredients to a large skillet and stir to combine. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then immediately reduce heat to slightly below medium.
  • Simmer, stirring frequently, until peanut butter is completely melted and the sauce has reduced by one-half (approximately 5-6 minutes).
  • Transfer reduced sauce to a bowl and set aside.

Stir Fry Instructions

  • Wipe the skillet with a damp cloth to remove sauce residue, then add 1 tbsp olive oil.
  • Add chicken breast pieces and cook over medium-high heat, stirring continually, until the chicken develops some color and is almost cooked through (approximately 4-5 minutes).
  • Add ginger and continue cooking, stirring continually, for 1 minute.
  • Then, remove the cooked chicken, transfer it to a bowl, and set aside.
  • Add remaining 1 tbsp olive oil to the skillet. Add the cabbage, broccoli, and bell pepper. Cook, stirring continually, until the vegetables are crisp-tender and develop some color (approximately 2-3 minutes).
  • Return the chicken to the skillet and stir in the chopped cashews. Pour the reduced sauce on top and stir to combine. Cook for 1-2 minutes or just until heated through. (Do not overcook!)
  • Remove from heat and serve immediately with the steamed cauliflower rice.

Notes

  • To reduce the carb count of this recipe, you can omit the cashews. They are wonderful and add an amazing crunch, but they also add just under 2g net carbs per serving. (Before you ask.... no other nut is a good substitute in this recipe. Trust me, I've tried!)
Nutrition Facts
Keto Stir Fry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 269 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 926mg40%
Potassium 721mg21%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 1069IU21%
Vitamin C 84mg102%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer



Nutrition facts are included as a courtesy only. They are accurate to the best of our knowledge based on the ingredients and brands used, but their accuracy is not guaranteed. If applicable, sugar alcohols have already been removed from the total carb count.

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