We buy our chicken in bulk because I find it is much cheaper that way. Around here we can buy it in 25 lbs boxes which usually includes thighs and breasts.
Since I do a ton of freezer cooking, I like using chicken because there are so many ways to prepare it. You can roast it, boil it, poach it, grill it, fry it and make casseroles with it.
Do I sound like Bubba, from Forrest Gump when he is talking about his shrimp? Lol, maybe a little!
I am grateful for all those ways, it sure keeps us from having what I call “bird burnout”. Oh, and yes, I can remember getting sick of chicken a time or two back when I first got married when we were on a super tight budget.
What about you? Are you one of these people who could eat chicken every day of the week and never get tired of it?
This Lemon Sesame Chicken is just the ticket. It is low carb and gluten-free, with a grain-free option below in the recipe card. It pairs well with cauliflower fried rice or steamed broccoli.
Whatever you choose, it should help keep away that old “bird burnout” for sure.
Unlike some of the similar sesame dishes you find at your local Asian buffets, this recipe is not overly sweet or sticky. I wanted the flavor profile but not a heavy sauce.
However, if you like extra sauce on your dish, just double the sauce recipe and add in more sweetener. Like all my dishes, it is easily adapted it to your family’s taste buds. Just taste as you go and adjust if needed.
Before I share the recipe, here are a few more of my Asian inspired posts that you may not have seen. I hope you all enjoy this new chicken recipe and that you share it around your table soon!
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Crispy fried chicken pieces coated in a tangy and sweet sauce. This low carb Asian Inspired dish is a great served over steamed broccoli or cauliflower rice.
- 2 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken (thighs or breasts)
- 1 c of Oat Fiber (use almond flour for grain free option)
- 2 egg whites, beaten
- Enough coconut oil to pan fry chicken
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 Tbsp of fresh lemon juice
- 3 Tbsp Bragg's Aminos (or gluten free soy sauce)
- 2/3 cup of chicken stock
- 1 tsp Lemon Zest
- 1 tsp crushed garlic
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
- 1 tsp liquid ginger (or 1/4 tsp dry ginger)
- 1/3 c Pyure or 3 Tbsp of THM Super Sweet
- 2 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds (for garnish)
- Start by preparing the chicken. Cut the chicken in to bite size chunks. Lightly salt and pepper.
- In a gallon size bag add your low carb flour choice and salt and pepper.
- Begin by tossing the chicken pieces in the beaten egg whites then dropping them into the flour mixture and shaking the bag to ensure each piece is getting coated on all sides.
- Once all pieces are covered remove them from the bag and set aside on a plate. Continue to do batches until you have coated all your pieces.
- Add enough coconut oil to the bottom to make it about 1/2 to 1 inch deep. Preheat the oil on medium heat.
- Carefully place some of the chicken pieces into the pan and cook until the chicken is nice and golden brown. Chicken must be cooked to a safe temperature of 165 degrees.
- Continue frying the chicken in batches until all of the chicken has been cooked.
- Once all your chicken has been fried, place it in the oven just on warm, and prepare the sauce.
- Place a sauce pan over medium heat and add in your chicken stock, lemon juice, garlic, onion powder, ginger, sesame oil, sweetener and Aminos (or soy sauce).
- Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer and let the sauce reduce for 10 minutes. Stir often so the sauce doesn't scorch. This recipe will yield about a 1/2 cup of sauce once it has reduced. If you like things extra saucy you may prefer to double this sauce.
- Place your cooked chicken pieces into a large bowl or dish and pour the sauce over the chicken.
- Toss the chicken to make sure each pieces has some sauce and sprinkle on the sesame seeds.
- Serve warm. This recipe is delicious as is or served over cauliflower rice.
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