Low Carb Thai Basil Chicken

Briana

Briana

This Low Carb Thai Basil Chicken is seriously addictive, and ready to go in 20 minutes. Perfect for Keto, Low Carb, Atkins, Low GI, and Diabetic Diets! All the delicious flavor without the sugar and carbs. In fact, it’s only 4 net carbs per serving, and full of healthy fats and protein. This recipe uses minimal ingredients, with strong flavors of basil, chilis, and garlic with a hint of sweetness, coming together with the soy sauce to bring you a savory, umami dish.
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Recipe Note: We first tasted this dish in Thailand, eating in street stalls and we absolutely fell in love. Just a note, our version of this classic Thai dish could never compare to what the locals make!! (We think this goes without saying, but just want to make sure that’s clear.) We started working on making something similar when we came back to the states, and were so happy we could have something so good at home. We’ve since tweaked the recipe to reduce the sugar in it. The locals use sugar (usually palm sugar) and oyster sauce in the dish, which you can certainly substitute to make this dish more authentic. We use a natural sweetener (like monkfruit) and a mushroom flavored soy sauce to bring that umami flavor to the dish without the sugar. The fried egg on top is optional, but totally delicious! 

Here's What You Need For Low Carb Thai Basil Chicken:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 6 Thai Bird’s Eye Chilis 
  • 1.5 pounds of ground chicken 
  • sweetener of choice, equivalent to 2 tablespoons of sugar (Our favorite sweeteners are in my Amazon store, linked below.)
  • 1/3 cup – 1/2 cup of soy sauce or coconut aminos. (We use a mushroom flavored soy sauce. Start with less soy sauce, taste, and see if you want more.)
  • 3 ounces of Thai basil leaves
  • Fried eggs to top each serving* optional
Need Low Carb Sweeteners or Supplies? We’ve linked our favorites right here in our Amazon Store! You don’t pay anything extra if you shop using our link, but we get a small percentage of the sale. 
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Here's How To Make Low Carb Thai Basil Chicken:

Start by mincing your garlic and chilis, and heating up your wok. Add the coconut oil to the wok.  Add in the garlic and chilis and cook for about 30 seconds, just until fragrant. 
Next, add the chicken to the wok. Cook thru. 
After the chicken is cooked thru, add in some of your soy sauce and natural sweetener.  Cook for a few minutes, give it a taste and add more soy sauce or sweetener if you want. 
After you’ve seasoned the chicken, turn the heat on your wok to low or just take it off the heat completely. Add in your basil. 
Keep continuously moving everything for about 3 minutes. You don’t want to cook the basil too much, you still want those strong flavors.
Now, fry an egg if you’re adding that to top your dish.
Now, just plate, serve and enjoy! 
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Please let us know if you guys give this recipe a try. If you like this recipe, share it with your friends! Did you see last week’s recipe? Here’s a link to our Low Carb Cinnamon Trail Mix Recipe

Until next time,
Briana & Chamere
Low Carb Thai Basil Chicken
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

This Low Carb Thai Basil Chicken is seriously addictive, and ready to go in 20 minutes. Perfect for Keto, Low Carb, Atkins, Low GI, and Diabetic Diets! All the delicious flavor without the sugar and carbs. In fact, it's only 4 net carbs per serving, and full of healthy fats and protein. This recipe uses minimal ingredients, with strong flavors of basil, chilis, and garlic with a hint of sweetness, coming together with the soy sauce to bring you a savory, umami dish.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: easy meals, keto, low carb, low gi, sugar free
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 547 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 6 whole Thai bird's eye chili peppers
  • 1.5 pounds ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce or coconut aminos (we used a mushroom flavored soy sauce)
  • 2 tbsp natural, low carb sweetener of choice
  • 3 oz Thai basil leaves
Instructions
  1. Start by mincing your garlic and chilis, and heating up your wok. Add the coconut oil to the wok. Add in the garlic and chilis and cook for about 30 seconds, just until fragrant. 

  2. Next, add the chicken to the wok. Cook thru. 

  3. After the chicken is cooked thru, add in some of your soy sauce and natural sweetener. Cook for a few minutes, give it a taste and add more soy sauce or sweetener if you want. 

  4. After you've seasoned the chicken, turn the heat on your wok to low or just take it off the heat completely. Add in your basil. 

  5. Keep continuously moving everything for about 3 minutes. You don't want to cook the basil too much, you still want those strong flavors.

  6. Now, fry an egg if you're adding that to top your dish.

  7. Plate and serve! 

Recipe Notes

If you need keto/low carb sweeteners or supplies, check out this link. We've put all of our favorite products in our Amazon Store. 

Macros: 4 net carbs per serving! (5 total carbs - 1 gram of fiber = 4 net), 547 calories, 45 grams of fat, 38 grams of protein 

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