Keto Chinese Sesame Chicken Low Carb Recipe
Low Carb Sesame chicken

Keto Sesame Chicken – Easy and Healthy

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Sesame chicken is a very common and easy to make dish that can be found in Chinese restaurants. The regular sesame chicken dish you get from the restaurants has all purpose flour, sugar, corn starch, soy sauce and vegetable oil, which makes it not keto-friendly.

Making your own food at home instead of getting take out is a great way to enjoy your favorite meals in a healthy way. To make this recipe low carb, healthy and keto-friendly, we need to adjust the ingredients a little bit.

You can use guar gum powder (or xanthan gum) to replace corn starch, which is used to thicken the sauce. For the soy sauce, which usually contains gluten, you can use coconut aminos instead.

To make it taste sweet, you can use a keto-sweetener, such as liquid stevia.

We use Sukrin Gold, which is made of erythritol. It’s an alternative to natural brown sugar. You can also use Lankto golden sweetener, which is a brown sugar substitute made of monk fruit. It has the texture, aroma, sweetness, and flavor of brown sugar without calories. Some people also find that monk fruit is easier on the digestive system than erythritol.

The secret of this recipe is in the coating, the sauce, and how you fry the chicken.

Sesame Chicken Recipe

For the meat to be crispy, you should use a large pan. If you have a small pan, you can divide the chicken into two parts and fry them twice. Otherwise, if you put too much chicken in at the same time, the meat will release too much water and it will become steamed instead of fried.

You can serve this sesame chicken with steamed green beans. Green beans are okay in moderation for keto. If you don’t want beans, you can try steamed broccoli or cauliflower or even cauliflower rice!

Let’s Do It!

Cut the chicken thighs to make bite-sized nuggets.

To make the coating, crack the egg in a bowl and beat well with the guar gum powder until incorporated.

Mix egg with guar gum

Carefully drop the chicken pieces onto the mixture and mix thoroughly up till the pieces are coated fully.

Coat chicken with egg

Heat the olive oil in a large pan. Sear the chicken until both sides are golden in color. When flipping, make sure not to remove the breading.

Pan fry chicken thighs

In a separate bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the sauce.

Making sesame sauce

Once the chicken is done, stir it together with the sesame sauce. Sear for an additional 5 minutes. Bring to a boil. Transfer to a plate once the sauce thickens. Dust some sesame seeds on top.

Add sesame sauce to chicken

Add some broccoli or green beans if preferred. Enjoy!

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Chinese Sesame Chicken Recipe


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Keto Sesame Chicken

Our sesame chicken recipe is a delicious and healthy dish that you can try at home.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Asian, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword keto chicken recipe, keto sesame chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 331kcal
Author Tanya K.


Chicken & Coating

Sesame Sauce


  • Finely chop the chicken thighs into bite sized pieces.
  • To prepare the coating, you need to combine egg and Guar Gum powder in a bowl and beat well until a homogeneous foam.
  • Add chicken pieces into the egg mixture and coat them well.
  • In a hot large pan, add olive oil in and gently place the chicken in. Fry the chicken until it’s golden on both sides. Be gentle when flipping so the breading does not come off.
  • To make the sesame sauce good, mix all the ingredients of the sauce in a bowl. Stir well.
  • Once the chicken is cooked through, pour the sesame sauce into the pan and cook for another 5 minutes. When the sauce boils and becomes thickened, we remove everything in the plate. Sprinkle some sesame seeds.
  • Serve with green beans or broccoli. Bon Appetit!


Nutrition Facts
Keto Sesame Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 331 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 160mg53%
Sodium 364mg15%
Potassium 395mg11%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 158IU3%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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