Sweet and Spicy Fried Chicken

Course: Main Course
Keyword: Chicken, Chinese, Fried, Indian, Spicy, Sweet, Thai
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 355kcal
Our family has always loved a sweet, salty, spicy balance of flavors. This dish seems to hit the spot and calms our cravings for high carb Chinese-Indian-Thai type dishes. We love that we can have it as is or combine it with goodies like paneer cheese, onions, mushrooms, cauliflower rice, etc. With just 5.9 net carbs per serving, it makes a pretty good meal. 
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Ingredients

Fried Chicken

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 3 large chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • 1/2-1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Sauce

  • 1/4 cup chili garlic sauce *see pic
  • 1/2 cup spicy ketchup primal kitchen
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp Swerve brown
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • While cutting chicken into strips have a large skillet heating up.
  • Place 1/2 cup coconut flour, sea salt, garlic, and onion powder in a large bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Cut chicken into strips.
  • Place chicken strips into bowl with coconut flour. Move chicken around gently until all strips are coated.
  • Add coconut oil to hot skillet. Place chicken strips into skillet, carefully, so they do not splash or pop. 
  • Move chicken around every so often until they are browned and cooked.
  • Remove from skillet. If you have a lot of coconut flour in your skillet you will want to wipe or rinse this out. Be very careful as the pan will be hot.
  • Place remaining ingredients into pan and simmer until slightly thickened. Takes just a few minutes, about 4-5 minutes, be careful and do not let it burn, simmer on about medium. (See pic to note the brand of chili-garlic sauce we use, it has zero carbs per serving where others had quite a bit of carbs per serving)
  • Add chicken back into pan and stir to coat. The breading on the chicken will absorb the sauce. This will not be a "saucy" dish, as you can see in the picture. 
  • We add paneer to ours but you can add onions, peppers, mushrooms, etc. Serve over riced cauliflower or is fine as is. Make it your own and we hope you enjoy.

Notes

We do not count the carbs in Swerve as it is a sugar alcohol with zero net carbs.
When factoring macros we took the coconut flour down to 4 tablespoons as we figured each person would only be eating about 1 actual tablespoon of the coconut flour.
Calories 355
Fat 30 g
Carbs 9.9 g
Fiber 4 g
Protein 10 g
Sodium 535mg
Our family has always loved a sweet, salty, spicy balance of flavors. This dish seems to hit the spot and calms our cravings for high carb Chinese-Indian-Thai type dishes. We love that we can have it as is or combine it with goodies like paneer cheese, onions, mushrooms, cauliflower rice, etc. With just 5.9 net carbs per serving, it makes a pretty good meal.