These 10+ Keto Chinese Food Recipes bring those classic flavors into easy low carb dinners perfect for a busy weeknight! Plus, enjoy 5 bonus keto Thai food recipes!
Keto-Friendly Chinese Food
Most Chinese dishes are often served with noodles or rice. It’s also common for many Chinese sauces to use sugar. For a keto diet, that means a lot of Chinese meals at restaurants are off-limits, unfortunately. However, many dishes start with sauteing vegetables and meats in oil which is perfectly acceptable on a keto diet!
To make keto-friendly Chinese food at home, it’s all about finding the right low-carb sauce recipes and the occasional use of grain substitutes!
Best Keto Substitutes
Instead of using white or brown sugar in your sauce recipes, we can replace those with keto-friendly sweeteners. Both monkfruit and Swerve offer 0 calorie, 0 net carb versions that work in sauce. These do not affect your blood sugar and still balance out the soy- or sesame-based sauces you’ll want to make for your keto Chinese recipes.
The next step is finding an acceptable substitute for the rice or noodles to serve with your meal. The easiest (and perhaps healthiest?) option is to replace your starches with vegetables. Roasting or steaming broccoli is a quick, easy substitute that requires minimal work. You could use riced cauliflower, broccoli, or chopped cabbage instead as well!
Keto Thai Food
As a bonus, I included 5 of my favorite keto Thai food recipes! They all utilize the same delicious low carb peanut sauce — It’s similar to an Indonesian satay sauce, so I bet it would make amazing satay skewers. It makes a great marinade, salad dressing, dip for wraps, and sauce for lettuce wraps!
P.S. – If you’re diving more into Thai food recipes, you’ll be happy to know they often use coconut milk–A great low-carb dairy alternative! Here’s an easy tutorial for how to use and store coconut milk.
More Keto Dinners
Here are more Keto Dinners!
Keto Chinese Food
I've taken the classic Chinese takeout flavors and turned them into homemade keto Chinese recipes! No, these aren't the traditional dishes you may order from a restaurant, but these flavors form some of the best low carb dinners you'll fall in love with. Most of these keto meals are one-pan, 30-minute meals perfect for a busy evening.
Bonus - Keto Thai Food!
Here are some quick bonus keto Thai recipes! Once we developed a keto peanut sauce (very similar to Indonesian satay sauce), we couldn't resist using it for everything. You'll love the delicious flavor this low carb sauce adds to these bright, fresh vegetables!