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Keto Grilled Chicken and Peanut Sauce Low Carb


This Keto grilled chicken & peanut sauce is the perfect low carb Summer recipe!  Juicy and flavorful grilled chicken, topped with a tangy ginger peanut sauce – it’s great for parties, or to have on hand for an easy Keto lunch all week long!   

 

  Summer is in full swing, which typically means cooking outside whenever possible to avoid your kitchen temperature rivaling that of the surface of the sun.  ☀️??

I like to prep a bunch of Keto friendly veggies and proteins and grill them all at once, so that I have easy low carb lunches and even dinners ready for a few days at a time.  This Keto grilled chicken & peanut sauce lends itself perfectly to being grilled ahead.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s amazing hot and sizzling straight off the grill!  But it’s almost as good served cold on a salad – and that Keto peanut sauce is the perfect dressing for greens or cabbage!

 

  I used chicken thighs for this Keto grilled chicken & peanut sauce recipe because I’m partial to them.  Their high fat content makes them great for a low carb high fat diet, but they are also one of the tastiest cuts in my opinion.

That being said, if you prefer the drier breast meat like Mr. Hungry does, then you can absolutely grill breasts or tenders instead – and the peanut sauce is high enough in fat to compensate for the lower fat content in the meat.  Get breasts with skin on if you can, it protects the meat during cooking and keeps the chicken from drying out on the grill.

 

  The flavors in the Keto chicken marinade and the peanut sauce are classic Thai – ginger, garlic, fish sauce, coriander, etc.  There is a bit of heat to it, but not so much as to be overwhelming, and it’s easily customized to your preference.

As you can see in the photos, I served this Keto grilled chicken & peanut sauce on a bed of raw white and red cabbage and I highly recommend doing that as well.  Not only does it look really nice, the juice and sauce coats the cabbage and turns it into a delicious Keto side dish with pretty much no extra work involved – especially if you buy bagged slaw mix.

Attractive, delicious, AND easy?  YASSSSSSS!  ???

This Keto grilled chicken & peanut sauce is perfect for your next BBQ or patio party and is guaranteed to be a hit with even people who aren’t doing a low carb diet!

Don’t have a grill? No problem – you can easily bake or saute this chicken with great results!

 

 

 

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Ingredients :

  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp fish sauce (sugar free)
  • 1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar (sugar free)
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce (wheat free) (coconut aminos for Paleo)
  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil (or other light oil)
  • 1 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp minced fresh garlic
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp granulated erythritol sweetener (honey for Paleo)
  • 6 skin on chicken thighs (or other cut if you prefer)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter or almond butter (sugar free, all natural)
  • 1 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp minced fresh garlic
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh jalapeño pepper
  • 1 Tbsp fish sauce (sugar free)
  • 2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar (sugar free)
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 2 Tbsp granulated erythritol sweetener (or to taste) (honey for Paleo)

Instructions :

  1. Combine the lime juice, fish sauce, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, avocado oil, ginger, garlic, cayenne pepper, ground coriander and sweetener in a large bowl and whisk together.
  2. Add the chicken pieces and stir to coat the chicken thoroughly with the marinade.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of one hour, up to 24 hours.
  4. Remove from the refrigerator 1/2 hour before cooking and preheat the grill.
  5. Grill the chicken for about 6-8 minutes per side over medium heat, or until a thermometer inserted in the center reads 165 degrees.
  6. Remove and serve with peanut sauce.
  7. Optional garnishes include shredded cabbage, chopped peanuts, chopped scallions and chopped cilantro.
  8. Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a blender, magic bullet, or food processor and blend until smooth.
  9. Taste and adjust sweetness and saltiness to your preference before serving.

Written by Healthy Cat

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