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A low carb chicken recipe that has all the flavors of your favorite Thai takeout - but keto and Atkins diet friendly!

Thai Chicken with Basil & Cauliflower Fried Rice – Low Carb

  • Author: Mellissa Sevigny
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Salty, spicy, tangy, sweet, and with a punch of fresh basil – this low carb recipe has all the flavors of your favorite Thai takeout without the sugar and carbs! Keto and Paleo friendly.



For the Cauliflower Fried Rice:

  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp avocado (or other lightly flavored) oil
  • 2 tsp fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 4 cups finely chopped (riced) cauliflower
  • 2 Tbsp sugar free fish sauce

For the Thai Chicken with Basil

  • 2 Tbsp avocado (or other lightly flavored) oil
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh chilis, minced
  • 2 cups chopped, raw, chicken breast
  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar substitute (I used this brand)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • Fried eggs to serve (optional)


To make the Cauliflower Fried Rice:

  1. Heat the sesame and avocado (or other) oil in a large heavy bottomed (cast iron if you have it) saute pan. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for about one minute or until fragrant.
  2. Add the cauliflower and fry over high heat for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the fish sauce and stir well, cooking for another 3 minutes. The cauliflower should be softened and browned, with most of the liquid evaporated.
  4. Remove from the heat and transfer the cauliflower rice to a serving dish.

To make the Thai Chicken with Basil:

  1. Heat the avocado (or other) oil in the same pan as you cooked the cauliflower rice.
  2. Add the garlic, ginger, and chilis and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant and sizzling.
  3. Add the chicken to the pan and stir occasionally – cook for about 5 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  4. Add the fish sauce, sweetener, and fresh basil – stir and cook until the chicken is coated and the basil is wilted – about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Remove from the heat and serve over the cauliflower rice. Fried egg is optional but recommended.


Approximate nutrition information per serving:

3/4 cup cauliflower rice – 105 calories, 8g fat, 4g net carbs, 3g protein

1/2 cup Thai Chicken – 192 calories, 8g fat, 1g net carbs, 27g protein

Total serving – 297 calories, 16g fat, 5g net carbs, 30g protein

Note – 1 fried egg adds another 90 calories, 7g fat, .4g net carbs, 6g protein

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: Thai

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