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Close-up shot of a large pan with the sweet sticky chicken thighs garnished with freshly-cracked pepper, sesame seeds, and fresh parsley.

Low-Carb Sticky Sauce Chicken

  • Author: Sara Nelson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Sticky Chicken – Tender, juicy, and delicious cubed chicken thighs coated in a sweet, yet tangy, garlic and ginger sauce. Top the chicken off with the satisfying crunch of sesame seeds, and you have yourself a flavorful and savory dish that can be made in less than 30 minutes and that’s sure to be loved by everyone at only 4.2 grams of net carbs per serving!


Optional Garnishes (Not Included In Nutrition Info):

  • Freshly-cracked pepper
  • Sesame seeds
  • Fresh parsley, roughly chopped


  1. Chicken: In a large pan over medium heat, heat oil. Add cubed chicken thighs and cook until outside is golden brown and internal temperature reaches 165 degrees, flipping once, about 5 minutes on each side.
  2. Sticky Sauce: While chicken cooks, prepare sauce by mixing together coconut aminos, fish sauce, monk fruit sweetener, garlic powder, ginger, and pepper.
  3. Transfer cooked chicken to a plate and set aside.
  4. Reduce stovetop heat to medium-low then, using a wooden spoon, scrape up browned bits from bottom of pan. Pour in sauce mixture and bring to a simmer. Stir in xanthan gum until a sauce forms.
  5. Final Steps: Transfer cooked chicken back to pan. Stir to coat chicken in sauce before removing pan from heat.
  6. Serve alongside or on top of your choice of vegetable and, optionally, garnish with freshly-cracked pepper, sesame seeds, and fresh parsley before serving.

Recipe Notes:

Avocado Oil Substitution: You can substitute olive oil at a 1:1 ratio for avocado oil.

Chicken Thighs Substitution: Chicken breast can be subbed in here at a 1:1 ratio.

Coconut Aminos Substitution: You can use soy sauce or liquid aminos if you don’t have coconut aminos. Note that these products both contain soy and most soy sauces contain gluten.

Where To Purchase Monk Fruit Sweetener: I purchase mine from Lakanto and have it delivered. If you want to do this, you can use discount code REALBALANCED at checkout for 20% OFF your Lakanto order. If you’d rather purchase monk fruit sweetener in a store, many grocery stores, especially specialty stores and Costco, carry Lakanto’s monk fruit sweetener.

Golden Monk Fruit Sweetener Substitution: Classic Monk Fruit Sweetener can be used here and subbed in at a 1:1 ratio.

Xanthan Gum Substitution: Glucomannan powder can be used in place of xanthan gum at a 1:1 ratio. Alternatively, you can altogether omit this ingredient, but note that the sauce won’t be as thick as the original recipe intended.

What To Serve With This Dish: Serve alongside or atop vegetable of choice – my preference is steamed broccoli florets. Buttery roasted cauliflower, zucchini noodles, and cauliflower mash are other great options!

Refrigerator Storage: In an airtight container, store leftover keto sticky chicken thighs in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating Leftovers: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and cook for about 15 minutes or until warmed all the way through. You can also microwave your cooked leftovers until warmed throughout.

Net Carbs: Per serving, this dish contains 4.2 grams of net carbs. The recipe, as written, yields 4 servings. Net carbs are calculated by taking total carbs, subtracting fiber, and subtracting sugar alcohols.

Keywords: sticky chicken thighs, sticky garlic chicken thighs, sweet sticky chicken thighs, keto sticky chicken

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