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When you need to satisfy your craving for Chinese take-out, this collection of delicious Keto Chinese Food Recipes is here to help. You’ll find recipes for many of your favorites – including some that might surprise you. Several of the recipes are my own creation, like the drool-worthy Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl and my Keto Teriyaki Salmon. And many of the other recipes are from some of my favorite blogs – including recipes for potstickers and Low Carb General Tso’s Chicken.
In addition to recipes, this post offers tips for ordering Chinese while out on keto, common tools I used for making low carb Asian food as well as a brief description of why many Asian takeout dishes present a challenge for those cutting sugar and carbs. Overall, I know that these Keto Asian food recipes will give you all the delicious flavors you love while still supporting a low-carb lifestyle.
Why share Keto Chinese Food recipes post?
Chinese food is a big favorite for many people. Trust me, I get it and love it!
Unfortunately, most Chinese take-out is packed with carbs in the form of sugar, cornstarch, and flour – making it incompatible with a keto lifestyle.
But living without something you love really doesn’t work well for most people. And when you miss something long enough, the temptation to blow your eating plan for one night of Chinese take-out is a very real danger.
I know how that feels, so I decided to help. These Keto Chinese recipes are a wonderful way to enjoy the foods you love without worry or guilt!
What Chinese Food is usually Low Carb?
Unfortunately, there are very few low carb options when ordering Chinese take out. If you are lucky, you may find a place that offers steamed vegetables and meat without any sauces.
But this is definitely not something that you can count on. And even if you do find something on the menu that you can order, you still have to face the temptation of all the other things on the menu you would really like to have, if only they weren’t so high in carbs.
Fortunately, with these Keto Asian Recipes, you can enjoy many of your favorite dishes without undermining your health goals.
How to Order Chinese takeout while out if you’re on keto:
As I mentioned, finding keto-friendly food is a bit of a challenge while out. But, if you are out for dinner at a Chinese restaurant, you don’t have to sit with an empty plate.
Some tips to order keto & low carb meals at a Chinese restaurant are:
- Find dishes offering a lot of vegetables
- If they include photos on the menu or on Yelp, get the dishes that have clear soups and broth, like Egg Drop Soup
- Avoid dishes involving rice, noodles, breading, wraps, wontons, and sweet sauces
- Don’t be afraid to ask for what you need: Ask them to cook up some meat and vegetables with your sauce on the side. And if salads are available, it’s a great option, as well, when you choose dressings with no added sugar.
Some common tools I use when making Keto Asian recipes:
Brown Sugar Substitute
Brown sugar is one tool that gives most Asian food a caramel-like flavor. I find that having a keto brown sugar replacement is essential for making Asian-inspired recipes.
Sticky sauces are possible because of things like Xanthan Gum. You’ll find that in most recipes a little goes such a long way. In fact, I needed just 1/4 tsp to make my Keto Sweet Chili Sauce the right consistency.
Personally, I use soy sauce, but I know that some people need a soy-free option. Coconut Aminos substitutes 1:1 for Soy Sauce. So, if you find a recipe that includes soy sauce, feel free to substitute the same amount for Coconut Aminos.
Low Carb & Keto Chinese Food Recipes
Keto Orange Shrimp – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Missing things like orange shrimp or chicken, but don’t want to use orange juice. This recipe uses an ingredient from the baking aisle to have all the flavor minus the sugar.
Cauliflower Fried Rice – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Cauliflower is so versatile and that becomes really clear in this fried rice recipe. This is a great side dish to many of these easy keto recipes.
Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
This delicious one-pot meal is so fast and easy to make, it’s ready in less time than it would take to get an order of Chinese take-out. But this “eggroll” won’t blow your keto way of life!
San Choi Bao – Fat For Weight Loss
This yummy meal translates most closely to “lettuce wrap” and that’s just what it is. Made with ground pork and a delicious assortment of other ingredients, San Choi Bao sounds to me like a wonderful meal to prepare ahead to take for lunch.
Low Carb Crispy Baked Teriyaki Wings – Peace, Love, and Low Carb
If you love teriyaki but don’t like the sugar, you will love these Low Carb Crispy Baked Teriyaki Wings. Pair these with some steamed vegetables for a guilt-free keto feast.
Egg Roll Stir Fry – South Your Mouth
Another version of an egg roll without the wrap. It’s hard to imagine life beyond egg rolls, but these recipes provide comforting evidence that you can still enjoy all the flavor you love!
Low Carb General Tso’s Shrimp and Broccoli – Better than Bread Keto
This General Tso Shrimp dish looks delicious and is perfect for a keto pescatarian. This one includes an easy Low Carb General Tso sauce with no-sugar-added ketchup, keto brown sugar, and some other common pantry ingredients. I love that this one is on the table in about 30 minutes.
Keto Sweet Chili Sticky Asian Chicken Wings – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
If you love wings the way I do, you really need to give these Sweet Chili Sticky Asian Wings a try. These things check all the right boxes – sweet, spicy, crispy, tender, juicy, and completely delicious.
Low Carb Asian Chopped Salad With Ginger Sesame Vinaigrette – Sugar-Free Mom
If you are looking for a great side dish to go along with one of the other recipes on this list, this salad is one great option. Fresh and flavorful, this salad is one of those Keto Chinese food recipes that also makes a great low carb vegetarian meal.
Keto and Low Carb Kung Pao Chicken – Ketofy Me
When you have a Panda Express craving to deal with, this copycat recipe may be just what you need. Delicious and healthy, you’ll get all that satisfaction without having to go anywhere.
Keto Lo Mein – Fit Mom Journey
If you love noodles, you’ll definitely want to give this keto lo mein a try. Who says you can’t still bask in all that delicious noodle goodness while taking good care of your health? Yes, you CAN have both.
Spicy Asian Chicken Zoodle Soup – Almost Supermom
Sometimes you just need the savory comfort of a nice bowl of soup. Curl up in your favorite chair with a mug of this Spicy Asian Chicken Zoodle Soup and leave the world behind for just a little while.
Keto Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs – So Fab Foods
Chicken and vegetables are always a great combination. And when you grill them on a kabob and drizzle them in my incredible keto teriyaki sauce, the flavor is off the charts!
Low Carb Beef and Broccoli – Fat For Weight Loss
Beef and Broccoli is a favorite for many Chinese food aficionados, but this version is better because it is keto-friendly. Serve this up with fresh cauliflower rice and you might just forget that you aren’t eating take-out.
Keto General Tso Chicken – The Hungry Elephant
I’ll admit, when I first started eating low carb I never dreamed that I’d find a version of General Tso’s Chicken that was keto-friendly. But this recipe sounds like it has all the flavor the General had in mind!
Keto Asian Chicken Meatballs – Peace, Love, and Low Carb
Looking for a great keto appetizer for your low-carb Chinese feast or a fun event like a game day party? Whip up a batch of these Asian Chicken Meatballs and watch them quickly disappear!
Instant Pot Chinese-Style Steamed Ginger Scallion Fish – Two Sleevers
Fish is one of the healthiest things you can eat. And when you cook it up using a recipe as flavorful as this one, you might decide you want to eat fish a lot more often!
Keto-Friendly Teriyaki Salmon – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Teriyaki is such a great flavor – one that you typically see on chicken. But when you add keto-friendly teriyaki sauce to salmon, the flavor combination is mind-blowing. I invite you to try this recipe and see what I mean!
Asian Chicken Zoodle Salad – Beauty and the Foodie
Another wonderful noodle dish, made with spiralized zucchini (zoodles). If you love noodles as much as I do, you’ll want to give this one a try for sure!
Low Carb Sesame Chicken – This Mom’s Menu
Sesame Chicken is one of those Chinese food dishes so sweet and rich with flavor, it seems certain that it would have no place in a keto lifestyle. Sometimes, it is wonderful to be wrong!
Keto Dumplings (Potstickers) – The Hungry Elephant
One of the most popular appetizers in American Chinese cuisine is the dumpling. These potstickers are made with almond flour, offering you all that dumpling comfort without blowing your daily carb limit!
Keto Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef – All Day I Dream About Food
Mongolian Beef is tender, flavorful, and so good for you. When you cook up this keto version in your slow cooker, you get all that delicious pleasure in the most convenient way possible. This recipe is great for busy families!