Are you craving something a little bit spicy and creamy yet guilt-free? This chicken satay and broccolini dish ticks all the boxes, plus packs a nutritional punch.
Chicken thigh is a popular chicken cut as it’s often celebrated for the flavor and tenderness it provides to any dish. Chicken is versatile and works well with most spices and herbs, and satay sauce is no different.
We’ve swapped the traditional peanut butter used in most satay sauces and replaced it with almond butter. While all nut butters are full of healthy fats to keep your mind and body healthy, almonds boast a slightly better health profile than peanuts as they have more fiber, vitamins, and minerals. However, you are free to substitute almonds with peanut butter based on your preferences.
Add in a bit of lime juice to cut through the fat, a dash of soy sauce to bring out the savory flavors, and a generous amount of sambal chili garlic for a spicy kick, and you’ve got yourself a decadently moreish sauce to cover the chicken in. Be prepared to want seconds!
While you are welcome to steam the broccolini if you prefer, try sauteeing it in a pan with some butter. Apart from being a tasty addition to any dish, butter contains many beneficial compounds and nutrients like calcium which help build and maintain healthy bones.
Don’t forget to add salt and pepper to taste before serving. Enjoy!
Yields 2 servings of Keto Chicken Satay with Broccolini
- 12 ounce boneless skinless chicken thighs
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- 1/3 cup almond butter
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 teaspoon chili-garlic paste
- 1 tablespoon lime juice, plus more if needed
- 200 gram broccolini
- 2 tablespoon butter
1. Measure out and prepare all the ingredients.
2. Cut the chicken thighs into smaller pieces. Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper to taste.
3. Make the sauce by combining almond butter, soy sauce, chili-garlic paste, and lime juice. Stir to combine well and set aside.
4. In a frying pan, add the avocado oil and the sliced chicken thighs and let cook over medium to high heat until internal temperature reaches 165F.
5. Add about half of the sauce to the chicken slices in the frying pan. Stir well and make sure all sides of the chicken slices are covered. Save the other half for serving.
6. Sautee the broccolini in a frying pan with butter.
7. Serve the chicken with the broccolini.
8. Serve with the extra sauce and lime slices.
This makes a total of 2 servings of Keto Chicken Satay with Broccolini. Each serving comes out to be 702 calories, 57.4g fat, 7.8g net carbs, and 40.6g protein.
|12.00 ounce boneless, skinless chicken thighs||486||30.4||0||0||0||57.7|
|0.00 none salt and pepper||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1.00 tablespoon avocado oil||120||13.6||0||0||0||0|
|0.33 cup almond butter||507||45.8||15.5||8.5||7||17.3|
|1.00 tablespoon soy sauce||8||0.1||0.8||0.1||0.7||1.3|
|2.00 teaspoon chili-garlic paste||15||1||0.7||0.1||0.7||0.8|
|1.00 tablespoon lime juice||4||0||1.3||0.1||1.2||0.1|
|200.00 gram broccolini||60||1||12||6||6||3.8|
|2.00 tablespoon butter||203||23||0||0||0||0.2|
|Per Serving (/2)||701.83||57.44||15.2||7.4||7.8||40.59|