No Chinese on Atkins Diet – Pshaw! Low Carb Sweet n’ Sour Chicken recipe


You think of typical Chinese foods, and you often think of breaded deep fried pieces of meat with overdone vegetables submerged in a corn starch-filled sauce that has enough simple carbs to cause glycemic shock.  Before Atkins, I would have been in bliss by this thought and readily had a second or third helping of this dish.   I have done other Chinese recipes in the past like Potsticker patties, Faux Fried rice, Chinese Orange Chicken, or Teriyaki Stir fry, but one I hadn’t tried yet is one of my kids’ favorites — Sweet and Sour Chicken.

With Sweet n’ Sour recipes, you typically get this florescent shade of reddish-pink sauce coating your food, and this recipe comes pretty close to that look and certainly to that taste.  I would urge you guys to give this sauce a try either as a stir fry like I did or as a sauce for low carb chicken nuggets.

1.5 pounds Chicken Tenders
2 cups Broccoli
1 cup Cauliflower
1/2 Large Onion
1 Green Pepper
2 stalks Celery
2 cloves Garlic – Sauce –
1/3 cup Low Carb Ketchup (Better than Heinz Ketchup –… )
1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1 TBS Soy Sauce
1/2 cup Splenda or liquid equivalent
1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum
Makes 6 Servings

Nutrition Info:
256 Calories, 9g Fat, 7g Total Carbs (2g Fiber), 36g Protein

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3 Responses to No Chinese on Atkins Diet – Pshaw! Low Carb Sweet n’ Sour Chicken recipe

  1. Barbara says:

    This looks awesome! Can Guar Gum be used the same as the xantham gum? I did not see the down arrow where I can cut and paste the recipe ingredients. Is there some way to copy them as they scroll across the screen (so lazy any more — I’ve almost forgotten to write long hand;-)

    Thanks for all you do.

    • admin says:

      The down arrow should be there (at least it was for me on Firefox). I did to make it easy recopy them here to this blog post as well. Guar and Xanthan gums can be used interchangeably. I believe the amounts are the same no matter the gum used too.

      Glad I could share the wealth…

  2. Barbara says:

    WOW, thanks for the ingredients. Usually I don’t have a problem.

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