Keto Sweet and Sour Chicken

In the heart of summer, a group of old friends, bonded through years of shared memories and adventures, decided to embark on a vacation to a serene lakeside cabin, seeking a respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Among them was Lucas, a culinary enthusiast who had recently embraced the ketogenic lifestyle, turning every meal into an opportunity for creativity.

As the sun dipped below the horizon, painting the sky in shades of orange and purple, the friends gathered on the deck, laughter echoing in the air, eager to share a meal that would become a highlight of their vacation. Lucas, wanting to surprise his friends with a dish that was both delicious and keto-friendly, had chosen to prepare Keto Sweet and Sour Chicken, a nod to their shared love for takeout during college but with a healthy twist.

With the serene lake as his backdrop, Lucas set to work in the cabin’s modest kitchen. He heated olive oil in a large skillet, the aroma of minced ginger and onion filling the space, drawing curious glances and salivating mouths to the kitchen. The chicken cutlets, tender and juicy, were sautéed to perfection before being set aside, making room for the vibrant medley of red, green, and yellow peppers that would bring color and crunch to the dish.

Lucas then created the sweet and sour sauce, a crucial element that would bring the dish to life. Lakanto sweetener, chosen for its ability to mimic the sweetness of sugar without the carbs, was mixed with a dash of xanthan gum to achieve the perfect consistency. Apple cider vinegar added the sour punch, while chicken broth provided a savory depth, marrying all the flavors together in a delightful symphony.

As Lucas poured the sauce over the chicken and peppers, the kitchen was enveloped in a tantalizing aroma, a promise of the feast to come. The friends gathered around the table, their anticipation palpable.

The Keto Sweet and Sour Chicken was a triumph, each bite a perfect balance of flavors that transported them back to their college days, yet with the satisfaction of knowing they were enjoying a meal that was both nourishing and aligned with their health goals. The evening was filled with stories, laughter, and plans for future adventures, but it was the shared meal that truly brought them together, a testament to their friendship and Lucas’s culinary skills.

As the vacation drew to a close, the friends departed with full hearts and memories of a meal that epitomized the joy of gathering, the beauty of nature, and the possibility of reinventing classic favorites into something new and healthful. The Keto Sweet and Sour Chicken wasn’t just a dish; it was a symbol of their enduring bond and the adventures that still lay ahead.

Harlan Kilstein’s Keto Sweet and Sour Chicken

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 68 kcal


  • 2 tbsp. olive oil or coconut oil.
  • 1 tbsp. ginger minced
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 2 large chicken cutlets
  • 1 red pepper cut into chunks
  • 1 green pepper cut into chunks
  • 1/2 yellow pepper cut into chunks
  • 3 tbsp. Lakanto sweetener mixed
  • 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 chicken broth. water


  1. In a wok or frying pan add two tablespoons of olive oil or coconut oil.

  2. Simmer one tablespoon of minced ginger (for pungent)
  3. One small onion minced.
  4. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Cut up 2 large chicken cutlets into strips and add to pan.
  6. Simmer chicken for 5-8 minutes turning every few minutes.
  7. Add one red pepper cut into chunks.
  8. Add one green pepper cut into chunks.
  9. Add 1/2 yellow pepper cut into chunks.
  10. Add 3 tablespoons of Lakanto sweetener mixed with 1/2 teaspoon of xanthan gum.
  11. Add 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
  12. 1/4 water or chicken broth.
  13. Serve over riced cauliflower with coconut aminos.

Recipe Notes

I like to cook quickly. This recipe has numerous steps so I don’t make it often. But when you DO make it, it brings down the house. Your guests may not give you a standing ovation but their tummies will. Serve this with riced cauliflower and people will wonder if this is really helping you lose weight.

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