Keto Coconut Dijon Sauce Recipe [Perfect For Slathering On Chicken]
This keto coconut Dijon sauce recipe is the perfect pairing with chicken on a ketogenic diet.
Especially this keto chicken hash (where the original recipe was discovered)!
Chicken can be problematic on a ketogenic diet
One of the main problems with chicken is that it’s pretty low in fat (most of the fat is in the skin). So, skinless chicken breast is pretty much all protein.
While you definitely don’t need to go super high fat to lose weight on keto, adding more healthy fats into your keto diet can be beneficial if you:
- Are looking for higher ketone levels
- Want to stay satiated for longer
- Don’t eat enough healthy fats normally in your diet.
That’s why this sauce is amazing to have with your chicken breast!
Why you should serve this sauce with your chicken dishes…
- It’s filled with healthy fats
- It’ll make even dry chicken breast taste moist
- It flavors up bland meats
- It’s easy and quick to make
- It stores for a long time in your fridge (it’ll keep for a few weeks at least)
The secret ingredient in this Keto sauce
There’s a secret ingredient to this delicious sauce…
If you haven’t used coconut butter before, then just note that it’s very different from coconut oil, coconut cream, or coconut milk.
In essence, it’s a mixture of coconut oil with bits of dried coconut. You can read more about coconut butter here.
Keto Chicken Recipes To Serve This Sauce With
Here are a few ideas:
A few notes about the Coconut Dijon Sauce
Whisk before serving
This keto coconut dijon sauce recipe can appear grainy if you don’t whisk it before serving. It’ll still taste good, but it’ll just look a bit funky.
It’ll solidify in the fridge
And when you refrigerate this sauce, it’ll form a solid paste-like consistency (see photo below). This is because both coconut oil (in the coconut butter) and ghee solidify in cold temperatures. When you want to use the sauce, just scoop some out and heat it up gently and give it a good whisk.
If you want to make a more traditional dijon sauce for a dinner party or family gathering, then you might want to take a look here.
- Heat up the ghee in a small sauce pan so that it’s melted but not boiling. Stir in the mustard and then the chicken broth.
- Reduce the sauce for 5 minutes on a low heat and then stir in the coconut butter.
- Once the coconut butter is all stirred in, whisk it lightly to combine. It might look lumpy at first, but if you keep whisking and reducing for another 5 minutes, it’ll look smooth. Let cool (it’ll thicken once you cool it) and serve with your favorite chicken dish.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 1 g
- Calories: 191
- Sugar: 0 g
- Fat: 22 g
- Carbohydrates: 1 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 0 g