Harlan Kilstein’s Completely Keto General Tso’s Chicken

Harlan Kilstein's Completely Keto General Tso's Chicken

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: general tso's chicken, keto general tso's chicken
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 people


Chicken Base

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup xanthan gum

Oil For Frying

General Tso Sauce

  • 3 Tbsp wheat free tamari sauce
  • 3 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp red chili paste
  • 3 Tbsp swerve
  • 1 Tbsp xanthan gum
  • 1/4 cup water


  • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
  • 3 garlic cloves miced
  • 1 tsp grated ginger


  1. Place the chicken in a medium sized bowl with xanthan gum and toss to coat.

  2. In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, chili paste, sweetener, 1 tablespoon xanthan gum and water. Set aside.

  3. Heat avocado oil in a large skillet and fry the chicken in batches. Place on a paper towel lined plate to dry.

  4. Drain all but a tablespoon of oil from the skillet and add chili flakes, garlic and ginger. Cook 1-2 minutes until fragrant.

  5. Pour the sauce into the skillet and stir on low until it thickens. Add the chicken back to the pan, toss in the sauce and cook 1-2 minutes more.

  6. Top with sesame seeds and serve with broccoli or cauliflower rice.

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