Keto Asian chicken with peanut coleslaw

Keto Asian chicken with peanut coleslaw

Tired of humdrum chicken legs? Add an Asian flare. A tamari-based marinade with garlic and ginger infuses the chicken meat with zesty flavor. Served on a bed of coleslaw with a spicy peanut sauce, then garnished with sliced avocado, lime and cilantro, this meal is an exotic trip without leaving home.

Keto Asian chicken with peanut coleslaw

Tired of humdrum chicken legs? Add an Asian flare. A tamari-based marinade with garlic and ginger infuses the chicken meat with zesty flavor. Served on a bed of coleslaw with a spicy peanut sauce, then garnished with sliced avocado, lime and cilantro, this meal is an exotic trip without leaving home.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Chicken and marinade
  • 2½ lbs 1.1 kg chicken thighs (bone-in with skin)
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp (15 g) 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. 225 g red cabbage, finely sliced
  • 6 oz. 175 g bean sprouts
  • ½ ½ red chili pepper, finely slicedred chili peppers, finely sliced
  • 1 1 carrot, juliennedcarrots, julienned
  • 1 oz. 30 g fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
Spicy peanut dressing
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • ¾ cup 175 ml 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 (5 g) ginger garlic paste
Garnish
  • 1 1 avocado, dicedavocados, diced
  • 1 1 lime quarteredlimes quartered
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp red chili pepper, finely slicedred chili peppers, finely sliced (optional)

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  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 40 minutes, or until the internal temperature is 165°F/74°C, and the chicken is golden brown. Set aside to cool and then slice into 2" x 1" (5-2,5 cm) slices.
  4. Add the coleslaw ingredients to a large bowl, and 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 sliced chicken, diced avocado, chili, and a lime wedge. Another option: Serve the chicken thighs with the coleslaw on the side.

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14 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!

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