Keto Sesame Chicken
A favorite takeout dish made low carb and easy using an Instant Pot. This keto sesame chicken is fully of sweet, tangy flavor and is, oh so tasty, poured over cauliflower rice.
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Keto Sesame Chicken In The Instant Pot Ingredients
- 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 1/2 cup sugar free maple syrup
- 5 tablespoons liquid aminos or soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 cup sugar-free ketchup
- 2 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon arrowroot powder
Keto Sesame Chicken Directions
Add chicken to the liner of the Instant Pot and season both sides with salt and pepper.
In a small bowl, whisk together, sugar-free maple syrup, liquid aminos, onion powder, ketchup, sesame oil, garlic and red pepper flakes.
Pour sauce over chicken.
Pressure cook on high for 8 minutes. Let pressure release naturally for 5 minutes before releasing the rest of the pressure by hitting the quick release button or turning the valve.
Shred chicken with two forks or using an electric mixer straight in the instant pot. Add arrowroot powder and hit 'sauté' function. Sauté on high for 5 minutes or until sauce thickens.
Serve over cauliflower rice.
Ok, I have not tried this recipe yet. I am putting together my list to go to the store tomorrow to try this as I am going back on my Keto. This message is to say, “I Love You.” Now, please do not think I am some weirdo (well maybe I am a little). 🙂 First, whatever you do, do not change what I am going to tell you about this post as this is why I love you and you brought a smile to me and my family who makes fun of the way I was raised. In your directions you put, ‘unthaw” the chicken. I am originally from PA and grew up using that word never thinking anything about it. Then, I move to California and marry a Californian and I used that word all the time. He use to make fun of me and tell me that it is not a word & that you are saying to freeze something. I told him that has been what my mom said, my grandmother and so on. Now, due to always being picked on about my “hickville” speaking, I don’t say it anymore. Please do not be offended by “hickville” as it is a word I call myself and very proud of the word and where I come from. I hope you can see the joy of this post and what I am trying to say. Thank you for your posts and I am so looking forward to trying this recipe.
Perfect! Enjoy! I have made this several times for my family. We serve it over cauliflower rice.
LOL I enjoyed your comment(ary)! Not sure how your hubby thinks “unthaw” means to freeze but maybe I’m reading your post wrong. Anyway, peace and joy in 2021 to you!!
Because when you “thaw” something out you are taking it out of the freezer. So if you “unthaw” something you are actually freezing it.
lOl! I always say it wrong. I updated it. Thank you!
Greetings. Looking forward to trying this recipe. Do you know approximately how much six boneless, skinless chicken thighs weigh raw? I’m trying this with chicken breasts since I don’t have thighs. I’m afraid I’ll use too much chicken and it will dilute the amount of sauce available to pour over when completed. Thanks.
If you are using chicken breast. I would use 3-4 chicken breasts – depending on the size of the breasts. If they are extremely large, maybe 2 or 3.
Thanks so much. I’ve recently found your YouTube channel and site. I’m not Keto, but T1 diabetic. Love a lot of your recipes. Your single serve pumpkin pie was fantastic!
Hi can this be made a head as a freezer meal?
Yes! It can. I add all the ingredients to a ziploc bag and freeze. Either thaw out in the fridge the night before or add from frozen to the instant pot. Just make sure you add 1/2 cup of water to the instant pot so it doesn’t burn.
I don’t have an instant pot, but this sounded delicious, so I used the sauce as a marinade over night. I also didn’t have sugar free maple syrup so I used 1/2 c monkfruit sweetener and no arrowroot. I cooked the whole shooting match in the oven at 400 for 20 minutes and flipped over the thighs for about another 10 plus minutes or so. Juicy tender yummy result….gotta make it again only more the next time! Since I had zero leftovers
thank you for posting this. I also do not have an insta pot but want to try this recipe. I will do the 400 degree oven for 20 min. I’m also going to marinade it (thanks for the tip).
I like cauliflower mash, but can’t tolerate cauliflower rice. Just a tip.
I like cauli rice and absolutely hate cauli mash…LOL to each his/her own!