Keto Orange Peel Chicken

Recipe Found at Sweetleaf

courtesy of Chef Amanda Prewitt of TrueFit Foods

Modified By Healthy Life Selections For Keto



Ingredients

Stir-Fried Vegetables 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, diced 1 green bell pepper, cut into strips 1 orange bell pepper, cut into strips



Optional Stir-Fried Vegetables

Broccoli, carrots, or snap peas can be substituted for bell peppers Chicken 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1/8 cup glucomannan powder or Almond flour (for the cornstarch replacement) 2 lbs. chicken breast, diced

Orange Peel Sauce

1/2 tsp. SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Valencia Orange Sweet Drops® 1 cup chicken broth 2 Tbsp. rice vinegar 1 Tbsp. Bragg’s Liquid Aminos (soy sauce substitute) 1/2 tsp. sesame oil 1/2 tsp. ground ginger

1/4 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes 2 cloves of garlic, pressed or minced 3 Tbsp. orange zest, separated 2 Tsp. glucomannan powder (or almond flour can be used) 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup green onions, chopped, for garnish 4 cups cooked keto rice replacement


Directions


Stir-Fried Vegetables Heat the olive oil in a wok* over medium heat. Add in the onion and bell peppers and stir to evenly coat with oil. Cook on medium high heat 5-7 minutes until vegetables are tender, stirring often. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Chicken Using the same wok or pan in which you cooked the chicken, heat the olive oil on medium heat. Combine the cornstarch and diced chicken breast in a bowl and mix to evenly coat the chicken. Cook the chicken in the wok until evenly browned on each side and cooked thoroughly. Remove from the heat and set aside to make the sauce.

Orange Peel Sauce Combine chicken broth, rice vinegar, Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Valencia Orange Sweet Drops®, sesame oil, ginger, salt, pepper flakes, garlic, and two tablespoons of the orange zest in a pot and bring to a simmer for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to strengthen and combine. Stir together the corn starch and water to create a slurry (semiliquid mixture) and then add it to the sauce and mix quickly to combine. Let the sauce cook briefly to thicken and then remove it from the heat. Add the cooked chicken and toss to coat evenly. Serve chicken on top of cooked keto rice replacement and stir-fried vegetables, then top the dish with the remaining orange zest and chopped green onion to garnish.


Note: Glucomannan powder is a great keto substitute for cornstarch This pure powder is a soluble fiber that comes from the konjac plant’s roots.

Glucomannan powder is has no taste and it has zero calories, zero carb, and also a probiotic. It forms a thick gel when mixed with hot water. This powder thickens much more than cornstarch, so you only need to use about ¼ teaspoon for every two teaspoons of cornstarch.

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