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Asian Keto Crockpot Chicken Thighs Recipe

Louise | September 9
Asian Keto Crockpot Chicken Thighs #keto

Crockpot season is almost upon us, and it’s time to step up your recipe game. This Asian keto crockpot chicken thighs recipe is easy to make and enjoyable to eat.

How I Made This Keto

While you’ll recognize the delicious scent of this chicken after its six-hour simmer, it’s not exactly the same as the stuff you get in the fun little takeout pails.

Naturally, most of the chicken you get from takeout has been deep fried – probably in a less-than-desirable oil.

And that crispy crunch isn’t just created by deep frying. It’s coated in flour before it takes its deep dive.

So naturally this keto recipe is flour-free to keep your carbs down.

Many Chinese food recipes include sugar, especially in making the sauce. This one is sugar-free, and you shouldn’t miss it at all.

How it Tastes Similar

So I took away the sugar and slapped your hand away from the deep fryer. You may be wondering how this could possibly resemble the Chinese chicken that Friday nights long for.

Simple. I just engineered this dish carefully so that it’s full of flavor, but not full of carbs.

The choice of chicken thighs with the skin on is deliberate. Chicken thighs are very flavorful, and cooking with the skin on will give them a nice flavor boost from the fat.

Cooking it low and slow should also keep the chicken from drying out on you.

Gluten-free tamari sauce is the keto world’s answer to soy sauce. It’s very similar, but tamari usually comes without the gluten that doesn’t play well with keto. You get the same taste with less carbs.

Believe it or not, your garnish goes a long way in how you perceive a dish. The chopped green onion and sesame seeds scream Chinese food and offer the perfect topping to this already tasty takeout makeover.

More Keto Recipes

I really love this Chinese chicken dish for keto. Sometimes I just can’t help but crave some foods I used to eat with abandon, so it’s comforting to know that I can still get my fix in a way that fits with my diet.

If you have a favorite food or restaurant, chances are there is a way to make your dish of choice without all the carbs and sugar. And chances are, I’ve already created it.

Learn how to re-create your favorite foods with this giant list of keto recipes. You’ll find recipes by category, like bacon recipes, breakfasts, desserts, dinners, and more!

Asian Keto Crockpot Chicken Thighs #keto

Asian Keto Crockpot Chicken Thighs #keto

Asian Keto Crockpot Chicken Thighs

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Crockpot, Chicken
  • Cuisine: American


Keto Chinese for dinner when you walk in the door.


  • 8 chicken thighs (with skin on)
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) tamari sauce
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) water
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 green onion, chopped for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon (5 g) sesame seeds, for garnish


  1. Place the chicken thighs at the bottom of the pot.
  2. Then add in the sliced onions, tamari sauce, water, and garlic.  Try to cover most of the chicken in the sauce.
  3. Set on low heat for 6 hours.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, to taste
  5. Garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds.
  6. [Optional] Roast the thighs in the oven on a baking tray for 15-20 minutes to brown and crisp up the skin.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs:  4 g


  • Calories: 434
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Fat: 29 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 32 g

Louise co-founded Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. She has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love.