Keto Orange Chicken Low Carb Recipe
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Keto Orange Chicken

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Orange chicken is one of our favorite dishes in Chinese cuisine. It’s one of the most popular dishes at Chinese restaurants, such as Panda Express.

The main ingredient is chicken breast, which is a super great source of protein. You can also use chicken thighs for this as well.

The regular orange chicken is not keto-friendly because of the use of cornstarch, flour, soy sauce, brown sugar, and orange juice. To keep it low carb, we simply need to substitute a few ingredients.

We use eggs and coconut flour to bread the chicken meat. For the orange sauce, we use orange extract, orange zest, chicken broth, olive oil, ginger and erythritol for sweetening.

If you’re sensitive to sweeteners, or they cause digestive upset, then you can omit them entirely. The dish will be flavorful enough with the orange zest and extract. 

You can serve this keto orange chicken with a low-carb vegetable of your choice, such as sauteed spinach or steamed broccoli. This dish would also pair well with zucchini noodles.

In the end, you will get an incredibly beautiful dish that is healthy and tasty.

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Let’s Do It!

Chop chicken into small pieces then season with salt and pepper.

Prepare the breading. Add egg and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Beat well.

In another bowl, add coconut flour, black pepper, and garlic powder in. Mix well.

mix coconut flour pepper garlic

To coat the meat, dip it in the egg mixture first then roll it in the flour mixture.

coat chicken in coconut mixture

To fry the chicken: In a frying pan over medium-high heat, add olive oil in. Start frying each side of the meat for 2-3 minutes until browned. Remove the cooked meat and set aside.

fry orange chicken

Prepare the orange sauce: in a saucepan, add orange zest, orange extract, chicken broth, olive oil, erythritol, grated ginger in and mix well. Bring to boil then simmer to your desired thickness. Stirring occasionally.

make orange sauce

To serve the chicken: You can either add the cooked chicken to the orange saucepan and stir to mix the chicken with the sauce then bring to a plate and serve, or you can transfer the chicken to a plate, then pour the orange sauce over it and top with some sesame seeds. It’s up to your liking.

pour orange sauce on chicken

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Keto Orange Chicken

A delicious popular chicken dish served in many popular restaurants, this keto-friendly orange chicken will be your perfect low-carb meal.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword keto orange chicken, low carb orange chicken, orange chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 388kcal
Author Tanya K.


For chicken:

For orange sauce:


  • Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. Season with sea salt.
  • In one bowl, beat eggs with a pinch of salt. In a second bowl, mix coconut flour with garlic powder and black pepper.
  • Coat the chicken pieces in the egg mixture, then the flour.
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook for 2-3 minutes or until browned then turn them over and cook another 2-3 minutes.
  • Make a sauce: In a saucepan, combine all sauce ingredients and simmer on medium heat for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Transfer the chicken pieces to the platter. Pour the orange sauce over the meat, sprinkle with sesame seeds (optional) and serve. You can also mix the cooked chicken with the orange sauce in the frying pan and stir it for 1 minute then remove and serve.



Nutrition Facts
Keto Orange Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 388 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 181mg60%
Sodium 290mg12%
Potassium 472mg13%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 190IU4%
Vitamin C 4.8mg6%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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