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This Sweet Chili Chicken recipe uses egg white protein powder to fry the chicken and the Thai Sweet Chili Sauce is completely Sugar Free and Gluten Free.
Best Authentic Results with my Paleo Fried Chicken Recipe
You know that new Keto Paleo Fried Chicken recipe I uploaded a couple of days ago? That day, after making the recipe, I actually made this low carb gluten free and sugar free Sweet Chili Chicken with the paleo fried chicken because I knew it would be amazing!!
The batter that I used to coat this paleo fried chicken actually absorbs sauces so well that it goes extremely well in dishes like this! You can also use the batter for my Keto Fried Chicken recipe, which is made with whey protein powder instead of egg white powder if dairy doesn't affect you.
It went really well with the Japanese tartar sauce, really well dipped in a simple garlic aioli and even better in an Asian sauce like this! Next time, I'll try to make a low carb teriyaki sauce with it and see how it goes.
Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
I was wondering how I could make a low carb sweet chili sauce that could be thickened up without having to use cornstarch, sugar or honey. The greatest aspect of a Thai sweet chili sauce is its stickiness and sweetness. You have to use so much sugar to get that perfect consistency.
There aren't many products that are similar to honey in the low carb world, so I used orange marmalade for this recipe. You can check out my homemade Sugar Free Thai Sweet Chili Sauce recipe here.
You really have to make sure to find a sugar-free version though! All but one marmalade brand at my grocery store contained sugar so you really have to look at the label carefully! Most brands will include either sucralose, maltodextrin or asparatame so make sure your marmalade is only sweetened with the orange fruit.
I altered the Thai sweet chili sauce recipe so that it would end up spicier and more red in colour. I used a combination of chili oil, red pepper flakes, tabasco, thinly sliced dried red chilies, and some paprika powder! Because the sauce was cooked down in the frying pan, it became even more sticky and red!
For me, that was the perfect Sweet Chili Chicken recipe! You can even use this Thai sweet chili sauce recipe over some of my Keto tempura with let's say, shrimp, and make some sweet chili shrimp!
Low Carb Sweet Chili Chicken
Keto Paleo Fried Chicken
- 500 g (17.64 oz) boneless chicken thighs (about 4 thighs)
- ⅜ cup (0.38 cup) egg white powder
- 1 (1 ) egg
- ½ tsp (½ tsp) salt
- ½ tsp (½ tsp) black pepper
- oil for frying (I used lard)
- 5 florets (5 florets) broccoli
- ½ (½ ) yellow pepper
- ½ (½ ) red pepper
- ½ (½ ) onion
- 1 tbsp (1 tbsp) sesame oil
- 1 tsp (1 tsp) sesame seeds
Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
- 6 tbsp (6 tbsp) thai sweet chili sauce
- Add the lard to a pot and heat to 130-140C/266-284F.
- Cut the chicken thighs into bite size pieces. In a large bowl, add the chicken and egg. Mix well together until the egg has coated the chicken pieces thoroughly.
- Mix the salt and pepper with the egg white protein.
- Dip each piece of chicken, one by one, in the egg white protein powder. Make sure all sides of the chicken is coated and then add it to the hot oil. Fry in batches for 3-5 minutes or until the inner temperature inserted inside the chicken thigh registers at 65C/149F or higher.
- Remove the chicken from the hot oil and onto a tray or paper towel to absorb the excess oil.
Sweet Chili Sauce
- Add all of the ingredients to a small bowl and mix to combine.
Sweet Chili Chicken
- Cut the peppers into bite size pieces. Slice the onions. Slice the broccoli florets into a few pieces.
- In a large frying pan, heat the sesame oil and add all of the veggies. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the onions are soft.
- Add the fried chicken and the sweet chili sauce to the frying pan. Stir and cook for another 2 minutes making sure the sauce has coated all of the veggies and chicken.
- Turn off heat, sprinkle some sesame seeds over and it's ready to eat!
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This is amazing! I love you put in the "jump to recipe" so I can read the recipe before I read all the blog stuff. I would love a metric to US converter here as well! I love your recipes!!
Looks amazing! What could I sub for eqq protein powder?
You could use whey protein isolate, but it tastes better with the egg white protein.
What brand of egg white protein do you use? Thanks 🙂
Hi Wendy, I put a link in there. It's the NOW brand.
This is better than the restaurant!
What are the yummy looking little strings on top of the chicken?
It's very thinly sliced dried chili peppers! I got them at the Asian market.