This sesame chicken recipe is low carb, gluten free, and has so much flavor, I don’t ever want to make the original again!

Low Carb Sesame Chicken

Low Carb Sesame Chicken

We love Asian food. We really REALLY like Asian food. My husband and I have been really working together this past year to meal plan and make dinner together. Let me tell you, the fact that he is so involved in helping to make healthy meals for the family AND he usually does the cooking, has changed our marriage for the better!! We are suddenly really enjoying being in the kitchen again and we love when we find a yummy guilt-free recipe that can replace something we love.

He sends me recipes during the day, and I often find him mid-day down in the kitchen whipping up a full protein packed meal to save for the week. It’s quite a change up from previous years in our marriage!

Low Carb Sesame Chicken Recipe

How to make Sesame Chicken Light

Sesame Chicken is usually a very gooey, battered chicken recipe that involves breading the chicken and then using honey and often brown sugar to caramelize a sauce. It is VERY hard to resist and quite delicious. Because we are working on lighter meals, this one is made using Sukrin Gold. A sugar replacement that acts and tastes like real brown sugar! I swear this one doesn’t have a “you are eating a sweetener” taste to it. (At least it doesn’t in this recipe!) I knew it would take me too long to find it at a health store, so i ordered mine on Amazon here.

Often Sesame Chicken is served over a pile of rice, but in the low-carb world, rice is a four letter word. So we have been making cauliflower rice for almost two years now. We make piles of fried rice or jambalaya using cauliflower rice to lighten it up and it goes so well with sesame chicken too! It feels amazing to know you are basically eating a “chicken and veggies” meal. (What we call light meals at our house. Though now it’s what we call ALL meals. 😉

If you like Sesame Chicken, you may like these other recipes!

Broccoli Salad

Asian Glazed Grilled Chicken

Cauliflower Rice Jambalaya

 

This recipe was slightly adapted from Tasteaholic‘s recipe.

 

Sesame Chicken Recipe

Low Carb Sesame Chicken

This Sesame Chicken Recipe Is Low Carb, Gluten Free, And Has So Much Flavor, I Don’t Ever Want To Make The Original Again!

Coating

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1.5 lbs chicken thighs (cut into bite sized pieces)
  • 1 tbsp sesame seed oil
  • salt
  • pepper

Sesame Glaze

  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame seed oil
  • 3 tbsp Sukrin Gold
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp ginger (we use fresh in a tube)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2-3 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum

Other Ingredients

  • 1-2 cups veggies (we used bell peppers and onion) (steamed or stir fried)
  • 2 cups cauliflower rice (cooked)

Batter the chicken

  1. Make the batter for the chicken using egg and corn starch and whisk together in a large bowl. Add in chicken pieces and toss to coat. Heat up the sesame oil in a large pan and carefully place the chicken pieces in the pan so each is touching the pan. (Medium-high heat). Cook on each side for about 5 minutes each side or until a golden crust begins to form.

Sesame Glaze

  1. While the chicken is cooking, combine all of the sauce ingredients in a bowl. When the chicken is completed cooking, pour over the chicken and cook for another 5 minutes until sauce thickens.

The rest of the goods

  1. Reuse cauliflower rice with our Asian dishes. You can buy it frozen and pre-riced. Just pop the bag int he microwave for 5 minutes while cooking the dinner and it will be perfect! 

  2. Saute or steam veggies to serve along side the chicken. We have used peppers and onion, broccoli, zucchini… whatever you have is probably great.

 

 

low carb sesame chicken