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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


This Low-Carb Sticky Sauce Chicken includes ingredients like chicken thighs, coconut aminos, and fish sauce to yield a delicious, hearty, keto-friendly, and nut-free meal in less than 30 minutes.


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:

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

Coconut Aminos Substitution: I think you can likely use soy sauce, but I have not tested this and cannot say for sure.

Golden Monk Fruit Sweetener Substitution: Classic Monk Fruit Sweetener, erythritol, or Swerve 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.

Net Carbs: Each serving contains 4.2 grams of net carbs.

Refrigerator Storage: Store chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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