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keto orange chicken

Keto Orange Chicken Recipe

If you are a sucker for anything Asian or citrus, then you are going to love this Keto Orange Chicken recipe!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Keyword keto orange chicken, low carb orange chicken
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 335kcal




  • Fry Chicken: Combine the pork rinds, coconut flour, and black pepper (and optionally mct oil powder) in a blender or food processor and pulse until it has made a fine powder. Shake this mix out into a medium bowl.
  • Pat your chicken breasts dry and then cut them into small cubes about ½ inch pieces. Sprinkle with salt and set aside.
  • Add oil for frying into the large skillet, about 2 tablespoons. Toss a handful of chicken cubes in the pork rind mix, shake off excess and add then into the skillet. Make sure the pieces aren’t crowding the skillet, you will have to cook them in batches. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until browned then use tongs to turn them over and cook another 3 minutes, until amber brown.
  • Remove from the skillet and place on a paper towel lined plate. Add in the next batch of chicken and repeat until all of the chicken is done.
  • Make the sauce: Heat a small sauce pot over medium high heat. Add coconut oil and erythritol to the small sauce pot and stir to combine.
  • Using a zester, zest the whole orange (should yield about 1 tablespoon), and the garlic cloves and ginger into a small bowl and set aside. Cut the orange in half.
  • Once the sweetener has dissolved, lower the heat to medium and add in the orange zest mix, then squeeze half the orange juice into the sauce pot as well. Stir well and let it come to a simmer, let it simmer while you finish cooking the chicken. Stir it occasionally. Once it is thick and glaze-like remove it from the heat.
  • Transfer the chicken to a serving platter or bowl. Pour the orange glaze all over it, sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired and enjoy! This is great over greens or cauliflower rice!


Net Carbs: 1g


Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.6g | Protein: 26.4g | Fat: 22.4g | Fiber: 3.6g