Juicy chicken thighs are great for a keto diet since they contain more fat than their lean chicken breast counterparts. Plus they give keto recipes an amazing flavor. The best part of using thigh meat in easy low carb recipes – there are endless options!
Like chicken egg roll in a bowl. This low carb chicken thigh recipe is an all-in-one keto meal that’s pure comfort food. It’s an easy weeknight dinner that has so much flavor!
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What You Need to Make this Easy Chicken Recipe
If you’re headed to the grocery store, listen up.
Even though this recipe has a few more ingredients than most of my other keto chicken recipes, it’s filled with simple ingredients. You probably have many of them on hand. There are a few key ingredients that make this recipe a keeper. Don’t attempt to make this delicious meal without them.
The main ingredients to make keto chicken egg roll in a bowl include boneless chicken thighs, coconut oil, butter, white vinegar, minced garlic, ground ginger, and onion powder. These are all staples found in recipes in a basic ketogenic diet.
More Essential Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl Ingredients
Ingredients you may not already have in your fridge include broccoli slaw, chili paste, and coconut aminos.
If you don’t love broccoli slaw, you can replace it with coleslaw. Keep in mind, broccoli slaw is a good source of vitamin a. But you won’t get the all of the nutrients broccoli contains if you won’t eat this keto recipe because you hate broccoli.
The chili paste gives this recipe a good amount of heat with just a small amount. If you don’t love spicy keto recipes, you can skip it. Since I’m sometimes sensitive to chili paste, I leave it out. My husbands adds it to his dinner because it gives it a great flavor.
If you don’t have coconut aminos in your pantry, then you clearly haven’t followed my blog for too long. It’s a staple in my keto recipes. I get that not everyone knows what it is, so I wanted to provide a little more info about coconut aminos.
While a lot of keto recipes have strange ingredients – don’t be intimidated by coconut aminos. It’s an easy replacement for soy sauce in keto recipes. It gives keto sauces a great flavor. Coconut aminos is a little higher in carbs, but when you use a small amount over an entire recipe, it’s usually OK for most low carb dieters.
Chicken Breasts vs. Chicken Thighs
If you’ve been in the dieting world for some time, my guess is you prefer boneless skinless chicken breasts to low carb chicken thighs. Which is the best chicken to use with keto recipes?
When it comes to a high fat diet, be on the lookout for keto chicken thigh recipes since dark meat is higher in fat. Since you need plenty of healthy fats to get into ketosis, eating more chicken thighs is a good idea.
If you prefer breast meat in your keto lifestyle, you can get away with it. Just be sure to add plenty of healthy fats to the chicken meat. You can top keto chicken recipes with healthy fats like butter, coconut oil, and olive oil to help the fat to protein ratio out.
Keep in mind – if you prefer low fat meats and you’re resistant to adding more fat to your meals, this often signals a problem with digestion. You may not have the ability to break down fat after years of struggling with yo-yo diets. If this sounds familiar, check out the free Keto Digestion Course. It’s so important that you have the ability to break down fat if you want to lose weight with a keto diet.
No matter which option you choose, aim for organic chicken. Conventionally raised chickens contain too many toxins.
Remember the Purdue chicken commercial that says “You are what you eat eats?” Even though I don’t recommend Purdue chicken, this commercial has a point. Whatever junk the chicken eats gets stored in your fat cells. This is the reason I recommend high quality meats like Butcher Box. Less junk in your food = less junk stored in your fat cells.
Eating high quality foods from the start makes losing weight with keto so much easier.
How to Make Chicken Egg Roll in a Bowl
First, cut the chicken into chunks or strips and set aside. Then heat the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken. Step back in case the oil splatters. Use a splatter guard while cooking meat in hot oil.
Fry the chicken until it is lightly brown on both sides. It should take 5-7 minutes for it to reach an internal temperature of 165F. While the chicken cooks, stir in the minced garlic, ground ginger, and onion powder.
Once it’s lightly browned, add the vinegar, butter, chili paste, and coconut aminos. Stir to combine well. Then add the broccoli slaw on top.
Cover the pan and cook for 5 more minutes over medium heat. This will allow the broccoli slaw to soften and the flavors to blend. The total cooking time for this recipe is less than 15 minutes.
Chicken Egg Roll in a Bowl Wrap Up
Keto chicken egg roll in a bowl is only one of many delicious recipes for which you can use chicken thighs. If you previously preferred white meat chicken, this is a great way to help your palette adjust to boneless skinless chicken thighs. It can help you move in the right direction when it comes to getting the best results with a high fat, low carb diet.
Soon enough you’ll crave fattier cuts of juicy meat over plain chicken recipes.
If you love this easy chicken keto meal, coconut chicken stir fry is another simple all-in-one chicken meal filled with nutrient dense veggies. Shredded chicken bacon Alfredo is a delicious crockpot meal that’s a great dish to sub in juicy chicken thighs. It has a delicious sauce made from butter, garlic and heavy cream. Also, buffalo crockpot chicken is a great meal that you can set and forget.
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Chicken Thigh Keto Recipe
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Chicken Egg Roll in a Bowl
This easy all-in-one keto meal is perfect for busy week nights.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 20 mins
- Yield: Serves 4 1x
- Category: Keto Dinner Recipe
- Method: Stove top
- Cuisine: Keto / Low Carb
- Diet: Diabetic
- 1 pound chicken thighs, diced
- 2–3 tbsp coconut oil (enough to cover bottom of the pan)
- 4 tbsp butter
- 8 oz broccoli slaw
- 1/2 – 1 tbsp chili paste
- 3 tbsp coconut aminos
- 1 tbsp white vinegar
- 1–2 tsp minced garlic
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp onion powder
- Cut the chicken into chunks
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat
- Add chicken to the hot oil. Cook until lightly browned, approximately 5-7 minutes.
- While the chicken cooks, add in garlic, ginger and onion powder.
- Once the chicken is lightly browned, add vinegar, butter, chili paste and coconut aminos. Stir to combine well.
- Add broccoli slaw on top.
- Cover and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Stir on occasion.
- Serving Size: Recipe Serves 4
- Calories: 355
- Sugar: 4.1
- Fat: 20.4
- Saturated Fat: 13.3
- Carbohydrates: 7.2
- Fiber: 1.8
- Protein: 32.4
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