While not the most authentic Chinese dish, this Western Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe is similar to those served in restaurants throughout Australia, Europe, North America & South America. Most restaurants serve a bright red sauce that get’s it’s tone from food coloring. The sauce below is clear because there are no additives that could potentially throw you out of ketosis. Close your eyes and you’ll think this was take-out from your favorite local haunt.
Bon Appe Keto Sweet and Sour Chicken
Cut chicken breast into approximately 1.5” chunks.
Place cut chicken into a zippered plastic bag (less mess), or bowl and sprinkle with salt, pepper and xanthan gum. Mix until evenly coated.
Heat your choice of frying oil in a large skillet on a medium high heat. Cook chicken for about 4 minutes -5 minutes on each side until no longer pink in the center of the pieces, and the outside has begun to slightly brown.
Remove from heat and set aside.
For Sauce / Marinade
Dice Onion and mince Ginger.
Heat Butter in a small sauce pan over medium-high heat until melted.
Stir in diced Onion and minced Ginger, and sauté for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add Swerve, Vinegar, Bone Broth, Xanthan Gum and Salt. Mix well and reduce heat to medium low. Let simmer uncovered for about 5 minutes.
Cut Peppers into 1” chunks and mix into the sauce.
Remove from heat and let sit, covered for about 5 minutes.
Combine the sauce and the chicken, giving it a good mix to thoroughly coat.