Sticky Sesame Chicken (Keto | Low Carb | Paleo)

Sticky Sesame Chicken (Keto | Low Carb | Paleo)

This delicious, satisfying sticky sesame chicken is fast and easy to make. It is Keto, Low Carb, Paleo, Whole30, Gluten-Free, Dairy-free… and Kid-Approved!

“Take-Away” Temptation…

Chinese food is was one of my favourite cuisines. I could eat Chinese food any time of the day (even breakfast) and it was always my first choice on “take-away” night. Unfortunately, all those dishes are ridiculously high in sugar, so I have been rustling up SO many Asian dishes in my kitchen lately.

This Sticky Sesame Chicken is truly wonderful and has definitely helped curb my “Chinese take-away” cravings. This recipe is fast, easy-to-make, satisfying and ever-so delicious.

It is also Keto, Low Carb, Paleo, Whole30, Gluten-Free, Dairy-free… and Kid-Approved!

Ingredient Time…

  • Coconut Oil This can be substituted for olive oil.
  • ChickenI prefer using breast meat, but any chicken meat cut into bite-sized chunks is fine.
  • Coconut Aminos Gluten-free tamari or any low carb soy sauce alternative will also work.
  • Sesame Seeds Save a tablespoon of sesame seeds for my tip below.
  • Lime JuiceA little acidity goes a long way.
  • Spicesgarlic powder, ground ginger, salt and pepper.
  • Powdered Erythritol Any fo your favourite branded powdered sweetener will work.
  • Xanthan Gum This special ingredient thickens the sauce.


  1. Add an additional 1 tbsp sesame seeds to a small, dry frying pan, over a medium heat.
  2. Stir them frequently, for 1-2 minutes, until they are lightly toasted.
  3. Set aside to cool while you prep the dish.
  4. Once you have reached sep 4, add in the lightly toasted sesame seeds with the salt and pepper. Stir the whole thing well, serve it and enjoy!

Serving Time…

I like to serve this dish with either my 3-Ingredient Cauliflower Rice, Asian Slaw or Broccoli Tempura (stay tuned because it’s my next recipe I will be posting!)

More Recipes You Might Like…

Sticky Asian Meatballs
Teriyaki Salmon Bowl With Cauliflower Rice
Thai Tuna Burgers With Asian Slaw
Teriyaki Pork Stir-Fry
5-Ingredient Baked Chicken Nuggets

Sticky Sesame Chicken

This delicious, satisfying sticky sesame chicken is fast and easy to make. It is Keto, Low Carb, Paleo, Whole30, Gluten-Free, Dairy-free… and Kid-Approved!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keyword: chicken, dairy free, sesame, sticky
Servings: 4
Calories: 346kcal
Author: Anna – everydayketorecipes


  • 2 tbsp (30g) coconut oil
  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into bite-size chunks
  • 4 tbsp (60 ml) coconut aminos, or tamari or low carb soy sauce alternative
  • 2 tbsp (18g) sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp (10g) powdered erythritol (or your favourite powdered (confectioner's sweetener)
  • ¼ tsp xanthan gum
  • salt & pepper, to season


  • In a bowl, whisk the coconut aminos, sesame seeds, lime juice, garlic powder, ginger, powdered erythritol and xanthan gum together.
  • In a large skillet, melt the coconut oil. Add the chicken and sauté for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently, until it cooked through.
  • Pour the sauce into the skillet and stir to combine the ingredients. Keep stirring frequently whilst the sauce thickens, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve & Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:
Servings:  4
Calories: 346
Fat:  18.6g
Carbohydrates: 5g
Fiber:  0.7g
Net Carbs:  4.3g
Protein:  37.0g

Nutritional Disclaimer
Please note, I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional information for this recipe is provided for informational purposes only. I aim to provide the most accurate information possible, but I advise you calculate the nutritional information yourself using your favorite nutrition calculator. 

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