Keto Asian chicken with peanut coleslaw

Keto Asian chicken with peanut coleslaw

Tired of humdrum chicken legs? Add an Asian flair to this keto chicken thigh dish. The meat is infused with a zesty tamari, garlic, and ginger marinade, then baked to crispy perfection. Served on a bed of coleslaw with a spicy peanut sauce, and garnished with avocado and lime, this meal is an exotic trip without leaving home.

Keto Asian chicken with peanut coleslaw

Tired of humdrum chicken legs? Add an Asian flair to this keto chicken thigh dish. The meat is infused with a zesty tamari, garlic, and ginger marinade, then baked to crispy perfection. Served on a bed of coleslaw with a spicy peanut sauce, and garnished with avocado and lime, this meal is an exotic trip without leaving home.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Chicken and marinade
  • 2 lbs 900 g chicken thighs (bone-in with skin)
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste,or fresh minced ginger and garlic
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp tamari soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ground black pepper
Coleslaw
  • 8 oz. 230 g red cabbage, finely sliced
  • 6 oz. 170 g bean sprouts
  • ½ ½ red chili pepper, finely slicedred chili peppers, finely sliced
  • 2 oz. 55 g carrot, juliennedcarrots, julienned
  • 1 oz. (1¾ cups) 28 g (425 ml) fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
Spicy peanut dressing
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • ¾ cup 180 ml mayonnaise or vegan mayonnaise
  • ½ tbsp ½ tbsp sriracha sauce
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp tamari soy sauce
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
Garnish
  • 1 (7 oz.) 1 (200 g) avocado, dicedavocados, diced
  • 1 1 lime, quarteredlimes, quartered (optional)
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp red chili pepper, finely slicedred chili peppers, finely sliced (optional)
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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the marinade ingredients. Place the chicken in a ziplock bag, and add the marinade to completely coat the chicken. Set aside for 10 minutes at room temperature.
  3. Place the chicken thighs, skin-side up on a broiler or baking pan. Bake for 30-40 minutes depending on the size of the thighs, or until the skin is crispy and golden brown and the internal temperature is 165°F (74°C). Set aside to cool.
  4. Add the coleslaw ingredients to a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Pour it over the coleslaw, and give it a good mix.
  5. Divide the coleslaw into individual serving bowls, or leave in the current bowl. Garnish with the chicken, diced avocado, chili, and a lime wedge. Another option: Serve the chicken thighs with the coleslaw on the side.

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24 comments

  1. Amy Giddins
    This is by far my fav meal so far on diet doctor!
    Reply: #2
  2. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    This is by far my fav meal so far on diet doctor!

    Thank you for taking the time to let us know! Glad you enjoyed it.

  3. Jan
    Im thinking of just making the coleslaw dressing, it sounds so yummy !!! How long will it keep in the fridge ?
    Reply: #4
  4. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Im thinking of just making the coleslaw dressing, it sounds so yummy !!! How long will it keep in the fridge ?

    The dressing will keep for up to 5 days in the fridge.

  5. rebecca
    hello! I am wondering if you use natural peanut putter or processed?
    Reply: #6
  6. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    hello! I am wondering if you use natural peanut putter or processed?

    Natural peanut butter is recommended.

  7. C
    Tasty, but needed more spice. Also, too much mayonaise! Next time I'll probably cut it by a thitd, and add a bit more sesame oil to get more flavor without less fat.
    Reply: #8
  8. Kristie Sullivan, PhD Team Diet Doctor
    Sesame oil is a great way to add fat and flavor especially if you reduce the mayonnaise.
  9. Andrea
    Great slaw! Sooo yummy!
  10. Pb
    Wow - delicious! We grilled the chicken.
    Reply: #11
  11. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Wow - delicious! We grilled the chicken.

    I am so glad you enjoyed this one!

  12. jennyleitch74
    Excellent recipe! I did have to substitute natural almond butter for the peanut butter because that's what I had and it turned out amazing! Awesome to find a recipe that the hubby likes as much as I do!!
  13. Noelene
    Thankyou for a delicious meal. The marinade was delicious and the salad and dressing fresh and crunchy. Will make this again
    Reply: #14
  14. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Thankyou for a delicious meal. The marinade was delicious and the salad and dressing fresh and crunchy. Will make this again

    Thank you for the awesome feedback on this recipe!

  15. Emily Richardson
    yummy!!
  16. Leigh Batten
    Delicious! I added a little bit of 'skinny' golden syrup (NKD Living) to the chicken marinade which made the chicken lovely and sticky. Definitely having again and I'll be making the coleslaw and dressing for other meals too.
  17. Kelli
    I made this tonight and it was delicious, filling and easy to make. I can't wait to try some of your other recipes. Keto can get boring, but not here! The recipes you are providing spice up our menus and make Keto exciting and satisfying. Thank you!!
    Reply: #18
  18. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I made this tonight and it was delicious, filling and easy to make. I can't wait to try some of your other recipes. Keto can get boring, but not here! The recipes you are providing spice up our menus and make Keto exciting and satisfying. Thank you!!

    Awesome, Kelli! Thanks for the feedback!

  19. Tracy Bland
    This was fantastic! My husband is not a raw cabbage fan, so I stir fried his and he loved it also (and he is picky). I miss my old Chinese restaurant stand bys and this really helped the cravings for it. Thanks!
  20. Christina
    Looks lovely but surprised at the peanuts, thought they were not recommended as lchf and peanuts are not actually a nut or?
    Thank you!
    Reply: #21
  21. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Looks lovely but surprised at the peanuts, thought they were not recommended as lchf and peanuts are not actually a nut or?
    Thank you!

    Peanuts are a bit higher in carbs, but they can fit if only eaten in moderation. Here's more info! https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/nuts

  22. Sonia
    Will this taste ok with out the sriracha sauce in the dressing??
    Reply: #23
  23. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Will this taste ok with out the sriracha sauce in the dressing??

    It may slightly affect the taste and spice level, but it should be fine without.

  24. Catherine
    Loved this. Halved the Mayo(1/4 cup). Needed more spice so upped all the spices(garlic paste, ginger paste, soy sauce, pepper)added rice wine vinegar, lime juice to dressing and green onions to the slaw.

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