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
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!
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. 😉
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This recipe was slightly adapted from Tasteaholic‘s recipe.