Keto Chicken Bulgogi Recipe with Sesame Garnish
Too often we get wrapped up in transforming classic dishes into a Keto-friendly meal. The truth is that there are plenty of options out there that are perfect for this diet. You just need to pay attention and try new things.
Bulgogi is a perfect example of a meal that is absolutely amazing as it is and it is entirely Keto. This Keto chicken bulgogi recipe is a breeze to put together, and you will be happy you did. Because meals like these make dieting a fantastic experience.
What is Bulgogi Anyways?
Bulgogi is a classic Korean meal that involves frying up marinated meats. Yes, it is that simple. Sometimes it is simplicity that makes food so great. In Korea Bulgogi is so popular that it can be found anywhere from the nicest of restaurants to your local market.
In America, Bulgogi can be found in many Korean-style restaurants and is integral to the popular Korean barbecue theme. Though, it is such a simple meal that you can make it up at home whenever you feel like it.
You Don’t Have to Stick to Chicken
Chicken is actually non-traditional when it comes to Bulgogi. While America’s favorite protein is easily adopted into the dish, in Korea it is usually made with pork or beef.
If you do want to try it with a different protein, the recipe below can be used with your choice. When using something tougher than chicken it would be best to try and slice it as thinly. A good sirloin or brisket are optimal cuts to work with.
Add Some Spice With a Marinade
In the recipe below there is no marinade to make putting this dish together as easy as possible. But, that does not mean that you can’t take things a step further. It is usually worth the effort.
No matter the protein you plan to use, the sauces we recommend below work well to create a marinade. Add some spices or your other favorite sauces to take it up a level. Then just leave it in an airtight container for a few hours, or overnight would be best.
Keto-friendly Bulgogi is a must do.
- 3 Tablespoons of avocado oil (45 ml), to cook with
- 1 chicken breast, cut into thin strips
- 1/2 medium onion, diced
- 3 Tablespoons (45 ml) gluten-free tamari sauce or coconut aminos
- 1/2 Tablespoon (7.5 ml) of sesame oil
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced or finely diced
- 1 teaspoon (5 g) of sesame seeds (for garnish)
- Salt, to taste
- Add avocado oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and onion to the skillet and saute until the chicken is cooked through, about 5-7 minutes.
- Add the tamari sauce or coconut aminos, sesame oil, and garlic to the skillet and saute for about 1 minute. Season with salt, to taste.
- Garnish with sesame seeds.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 5 g
- Calories: 474
- Sugar: 1 g
- Fat: 38 g
- Carbohydrates: 7 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 25 g