Completely Keto Chinese Lemon Chicken

In the vibrant and bustling streets of a modern city, where the pace of life is as fast as the people walking them, a culinary revolution quietly takes shape. Amidst the sea of traditional Chinese cuisine, an innovative chef, inspired by the harmonious blend of flavors and mindful of the growing health-conscious community, embarked on a quest to create a dish that pays homage to the classics while embracing the future. This quest led to the creation of the Completely Keto Chinese Lemon Chicken, a dish that perfectly encapsulates the essence of tradition and innovation.

This dish, with its carefully selected ingredients, is designed for those who wish to indulge in the rich flavors of Chinese cuisine without straying from their ketogenic lifestyle. The choice of dark chicken, known for its tender and flavorful meat, serves as the foundation of this culinary masterpiece. Each piece, meticulously chopped, awaits its transformation.

The use of Coconut Aminos, a soy sauce alternative, introduces a savory depth with a hint of sweetness, making it a perfect companion for the ketogenic diet. Agar Agar, a plant-based gelatin substitute, not only thickens the sauce to a glossy perfection but also adds a subtle hint of the sea, reminiscent of the coastal regions of China.

Water, the essence of life, blends these ingredients, allowing their flavors to meld together harmoniously. Fresh lemon juice, with its vibrant zest, cuts through the richness, adding a refreshing brightness that elevates the dish. Swerve Granular Sweetener, a keto-friendly alternative to sugar, mirrors the traditional sweetness found in Chinese lemon chicken, without the added carbs.

Lemon zest, finely grated, infuses the dish with a fragrant citrus aroma, a nod to the lush lemon groves that dot the landscapes of southern China. The coating, a blend of Super Fine Almond Flour and Agar Agar, adheres to the chicken pieces, creating a crispy exterior that contrasts beautifully with the tender meat within.

Fried in either avocado or coconut oil, chosen for their high smoke points and health benefits, the chicken pieces transform into golden nuggets of joy, ready to be drenched in the luscious lemon sauce.

This dish, Completely Keto Chinese Lemon Chicken, is not just a meal; it’s a bridge between worlds. It represents a commitment to health without compromising on flavor, a celebration of heritage while looking forward to the future. It is a testament to the chef’s vision, a culinary adventure that began on the bustling streets of a modern city and found its way to the hearts of those yearning for a taste of tradition, reimagined.

Harlan Kilstein’s Completely Keto Chinese Lemon Chicken

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 211 kcal



  1. In a large bowl toss together the chicken pieces, Coconut Aminos and 1 Tbs Agar Agar and cover, set aside to marinate for 30 minutes
  2. In a small bowl mix lemon juice, Swerve Sweetener, water, lemon zest and 1 Tsp Agar Agar and set aside
  3. Mixing well to coat each piece of chicken, add almond flour, and 1/4 cup Agar Agar to the large bowl with the chicken marinating
  4. In a frying pan with oil at least 2 1/2 inches deep using a thermometer heat up oil to 350 degrees
  5. Fry chicken pieces in very small batches to allow even cooking and no sticking during the cooking process
  6. Cook until golden
  7. Transfer pieces as they are done to a heavy skillet
  8. Turn the heat to medium high on the skillet when finished frying all of the pieces, and pour the lemon zest sauce over chicken and toss
  9. Cook for just a few seconds until it thickens
  10. Serve

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