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Chinese food is such a delicious treat, but it usually contains lots of sugar (and carbs). This Keto Sweet and Sour Shrimp is one of my favorite remakes! It uses my low-carb sweet and sour sauce with shrimp and vegetables for an easy low-carb meal.
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Making Chinese Take-Out at Home
If you love Chinese take-out as much as I do, you should know that making it at home is just as easy as picking up the phone to order it.
Plus, considering that the low-carb options are things like steamed vegetables and proteins without any rice or sauce, making it at home is much more satisfying and flavorful.
This Keto Sweet & Sour recipe uses some of my favorite tips for making keto Chinese take-out at home.
This dish is simple to make and can be customized to fit your preferences. Here’s the basic list:
- Olive oil
- Bell Pepper
- Yellow onion
- Minced Garlic
- Soy sauce or Coconut Aminos
- Keto Sweet & Sour Sauce
Shrimp: To Bread or Not
Usually, when I make this, I tend to throw in the shrimp as is because the shrimp do not need breading.
However, if you would like to bread your shrimp, you can use the same breading from my Bang Bang Shrimp recipe.
Substitutions & Variations
Even though I’m using shrimp, you can use one pound of any protein for this recipe. Some options include:
- Chicken breasts
- Meat alternatives
Since shrimp cooks quickly, if you opt to trade it out, just be sure to give the other proteins enough time to cook through.
Besides adjusting the protein, you can also add any pepper or vegetables that you choose. We like our food extra spicy, so we’ve added habaneros and jalapenos in addition to the bell peppers. I’ve also used a mix of multi-colored peppers to give it a more colorful look.
What to Enjoy This With
My favorite way to eat Keto Sweet and Sour Shrimp is with keto cauliflower fried rice. But, you can also pair this with a range of sauteed or steamed vegetables. For example, you might try:
- Air Fryer Green Beans
- Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice
- Sauteed Bok-Choy
- Air Fryer or Steamed Brocolli
Keto Sweet and Sour Shrimp
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- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 cup bell pepper, diced
- ½ cup yellow onion, diced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp Soy Sauce, reduced-sodium or Coconut Aminos
- Keto Sweet & Sour Sauce, click for the recipe - I use the entire recipe (about 1 cup), but you can add enough to taste.
- 1 lb Shrimp, I’m using 8-12 size
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet to medium-high heat
- Add the bell pepper, onions, garlic and soy sauce to the skillet. Cook until the onions are translucent (about 3-4 minutes)
- Add sweet & sour sauce until it’s heated through (about 2-3 minutes if you start with the sauce at room temperature)
- Place the shrimp in the pan and cook until it’s bright pink (about 1-2 minutes per side depending on how large your shrimp are)
The nutrition facts come from entering the recipe ingredients into Spoonacular API, a database of food ingredients. They may vary for any recipe based on the exact product used. The keto sweeteners I use have 0g net carbs & are not included because sugar alcohols do not impact most people. This is provided as a courtesy, but you can do your own calculations if you wish!