Thai Chicken with Basil & Cauliflower Fried Rice – Low Carb

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

4.4 from 7 reviews

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:

For the Thai Chicken with Basil


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