From crispy duck to garlic stir fry, the flavors of China are perfect for Keto! And with this list of Keto Chinese recipes, you can travel the world from the comfort of your very own kitchen.
But what about egg rolls or chow mein? Are Keto-friendly options even possible? Of course!
This list of Keto Chinese recipes features all the classics you know and love, plus a few new ones to try with your friends and family. From Asian Beef Lettuce Cups to Zero Carb Egg Drop soup, these Keto-friendly recipes are a great and healthy way to enjoy the flavors of China at home!
Here are just a few of the Keto Chinese Recipes we’ve included:
- Easy Crispy Duck
- Crispy Five Spice Wings
- Pork Egg Roll in a Bowl
- Keto Beef Teriyaki
- Shrimp Chow Mein
- Keto Sweet and Sour Chicken (Contains Dairy)
- Low Carb Cauliflower Fried Rice
- Zero Carb Egg Drop Soup
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Keto Chinese Appetizers
– I Breathe I’m Hungry
Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry
Ingredients: ground turkey or pork, egg, almond flour, cilantro, red chili pepper, fish sauce, ginger, butter or green leaf lettuce, green tomato chutney.
These meatballs are the perfect appetizer with either a pork or turkey flavor – you choose your favorite meat. You can also enjoy this recipe as a main with some cauliflower rice. Omit chili pepper if you’re not keen on spices.
– Keto Summit
Ingredients: ground beef, sesame oil, egg, scallions, vinegar, spinach, basil, fresh ginger, garlic, tamari sauce or coconut aminos, avocado oil.
Another keto meatball recipe, but this time made with beef. These Asian meatballs are not short on flavor, especially after you dip them into the tasty sauce!
– Phoenix Helix
Ingredients: duck breasts, sea salt.
Crispy duck is a Chinese staple and this recipe could not be any simpler! Simply pop duck breast into a dry skillet to yield the best and crispiest results. You could shred the duck afterward and enjoy with shredded cucumber and spring onion – you could even make some Keto-friendly mini pancakes.
– Keto Summit
Ingredients: ground pork, Japanese eggplant, green onions, ginger, salt, pepper, garlic, gluten-free tamari sauce or coconut aminos, sesame oil, apple cider or white wine vinegar.
Chinese Qiezi He makes such a great appetizer or even a lunchtime snack. In this keto Chinese recipe, the eggplant slices form buns for ground pork burgers (you can use chicken or beef if you prefer) which can be neatly dipped into a flavorsome sauce.
– Modern Low Carb
Ingredients: chicken wings, avocado oil, Chinese five spice powder, ghee, salt, fresh ground pepper, jalapeño.
The simplicity of adding five spice powder to any dish is something you may want to take advantage of when creating a Chinese feast. These crispy chicken wings are a winning low carb appetizer which should keep any amount of diners happy!
– Paleo Flourish
Ingredients: ground meat of your choice (can be a mix of pork and beef), parsley, garlic, fresh or dried thyme, salt, black pepper, egg, cilantro, fresh ginger, chicken broth or bone broth.
Customize this recipe with your own choice of meat and enjoy these meatballs in a yummy soup. This is a great traditional and simple Chinese recipe to start with if you have guests over for dinner.
– Zen Belly
Ingredients: avocado oil, lard or tallow, ground beef, scallions, garlic, red or green jalapeño, coconut aminos, fish sauce, lettuce leaves, cucumbers, carrots, scallion greens, lime, fresh mint, cilantro and/or Thai basil, chili sauce (Sriracha, optional).
Lettuce cups or wraps are the perfect appetizers which people can personalize to their own tastes. You could lay out all of the ingredients in separate bowls and everyone can build their own! This is the perfect recipe for a summer party buffet.
– Peace, Love and Low Carb
Photo Credit: Kyndra from Peace Love and Low Carb
Ingredients: sesame oil, garlic, onion, green onions, ground pork, ground ginger, sea salt, black pepper, Sriracha or garlic chili sauce, coleslaw, coconut aminos or soy sauce, vinegar, toasted sesame seeds.
This huge bowl of loveliness would make the best table centerpiece for a Chinese buffet table – pork egg roll in a bowl could also become beef egg roll or turkey or chicken! I really like recipes where you can easily put your own stamp on them.
– Ditch the Carbs
Photo Credit: Libby from Ditch The Carbs
Ingredients: red onion, ground chicken, garlic, carrots, green beans, rice papers.
This appetizer recipes list could not be complete without some form of spring rolls and these tasty gluten-free rolls perfectly fill that gap. They also make a great snack for lunch boxes.
Keto Chinese Stir Frys
– Paleo Flourish
Ingredients: bok choy, garlic, ginger, salt, coconut oil.
Bok Choy is an interesting cabbage which has many names and can also be dangerous when consumed in large amounts. But don’t worry, you have to eat a lot of it to do any harm. This keto stir fry is plenty tasty with garlic and ginger but you could add coconut aminos or soy sauce if you still want more flavor.
Not sure which part of the bok choy plant you can eat? Registered Dietitian Natalie Butler, RD says, “People can consume all parts of bok choy.”
She adds, “People can prepare it in a variety of ways. In addition to its low-calorie and high nutrient content, its mildly sweet flavor and crisp texture make it an agreeable addition to almost any dish.”
– Paleo Flourish
Ingredients: ground beef, green bell peppers, tomatoes, onion, garlic, cilantro, hot sauce, salt, pepper, coconut oil.
With a hint of hot sauce (of course, increase this to suit your own tastes) this ground beef stir fry packs a bit of punch. This is another keto stir fry which would be suited to a quick dinner and is great for using up any spare ingredients you may have in the fridge.
Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified
Ingredients: avocado oil, ground pork, cabbage, garlic powder, ground ginger, coconut aminos, fish sauce, basil, green onions, cilantro, mint leaves, lime.
Using cabbage in place of noodles is a great way to enjoy a stir fry. Shredded cabbage can be stored in the fridge for a week and used to create a more crispy noodle texture to your stir fry recipes than a zucchini noodle would. The secret to keeping the cabbage crispy is to fry it up separately from the rest of the ingredients.
– Low Carb Yum
Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum
Ingredients: lard or coconut oil, onion, garlic, ginger, broccoli, chicken, coconut aminos, liquid stevia, shrimp, sea salt.
You can’t get much better than chicken and shrimp in the same dish and this low carb dish is keto, paleo, and AIP-friendly – how great? To have dinner on the table even quicker, you can use pre-cooked shrimp and leftover chicken in place of raw.
– Keto Summit
Ingredients: gluten-free tamari sauce or coconut aminos, applesauce, garlic, fresh ginger, beef sirloin steaks, sesame seeds, sesame oil, avocado oil, white button mushrooms, curly kale, salt, pepper.
This dish not only looks great but it tastes even better! If you toast the sesame seeds before adding them into the stir fry, the flavor will be enhanced and work super nice with the ginger. Serve the beef with cauliflower rice if you want to create a more traditional Chinese presentation.
– Low Carb Maven
Ingredients: pork loin, avocado or olive oil, fresh ginger, garlic, broccoli, red bell pepper, green onion, tamari soy sauce or coconut aminos, extra dry sherry (optional), Sukrin:1 or Swerve, arrowroot, sesame oil, red pepper flakes (optional), sesame seeds (optional).
This amazing colorful dish would be the perfect evening meal for the family after a busy day at work. It’s easy to throw together, but with really tasty results. You could serve it up with cauliflower rice, but this keto stir fry is actually pretty great on its own.
– Food Fidelity
Ingredients: garlic, ground beef, vegetable oil, yellow onions, jalapeños, yellow or red bell pepper, canned diced fire roasted tomatoes, cabbage, water, cilantro, black pepper, salt, smoked sweet paprika.
A simple ground beef stir fry makes the perfect dinnertime treat for the whole family. Stir fry is so easy to make and really great for using up any leftovers you might have from previous meals. We all love a good recipe that uses up the things we already have in the house.
– Diet Doctor
Ingredients: green cabbage, butter, ground beef, salt, onion powder, ground black pepper, white wine vinegar, garlic, scallions, chili flakes, fresh ginger, sesame oil, mayonnaise, wasabi paste.
Often referred to as “Crack Slaw” because it really is that good! This is another stir fry recipe which does not need any rice or noodle alternatives – it is perfectly sufficient on its own.
– Fat for Weight Loss
Ingredients: beef strips, coconut oil, sesame oil, carrot, red onion, zucchini, garlic, basil, coconut milk, paprika, beef stock cube, cashews (optional).
Another beautiful colorful stir fry dish which is bound to delight everyone around the dinner table. Coconut milk adds a creamy texture and of course amazing flavor to this beef stir fry recipe – delicious.
Classic Keto Chinese Entrees
– Wicked Spatula
Ingredients: spaghetti squash, shrimp, slaw mix, green onions, garlic cloves, Thai dried red peppers, ginger, Sichuan peppercorns, sesame oil, coconut aminos, salt, coconut sugar (optional).
Chow mein is one of the most popular Chinese dishes which is actually so simple to make. This shrimp based recipe uses spaghetti squash to make Keto-friendly noodles which are a great replacement to the real thing.
– Paleo Flourish
Ingredients: flank steak, coconut oil or olive oil, coconut aminos, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, ginger, paprika, onion or onion powder, salt, thyme, chili powder.
This hearty grilled steak is pretty simple to put together and the results are ultra-tasty – the secret is in the marinade. The marinade is made really simply in one bowl, all you have to do is mix it up. Using flank steak keeps the costs of this recipe down without taking away anything from the flavor.
– Fed and Fit
Ingredients: butter, pork chops, sea salt, ground black pepper, garlic powder, ginger powder, coconut aminos, lime juice, fish sauce, broccoli, cilantro leaves, red pepper flakes, lime wedges.
Ginger is a popular flavor in Chinese foods and it actually happens to work pretty well with pork. There’s nothing nicer than only needing one pan to make a whole meal, especially when it satisfies any naughty cravings for take-out.
– Paleo Flourish
Ingredients: whole fish, salt, scallions, ginger, tamari soy sauce, avocado oil, red chili peppers, Szechuan peppercorns, sesame oil.
Here’s another ginger inspired keto Chinese recipe but this time fish is used to change up the flavors even more. The whole fish is steamed in sauce, but make sure to swap it out for some fresh sauce when serving it up.
– A Girl Worth Saving
Photo Credit: Kelly from A Girl Worth Saving
Ingredients: tomato paste, chicken bone broth, swerve, coconut vinegar, lime juice, fish sauce, sea salt, garlic powder, fresh ginger, guar gum (optional), coconut oil, eggs, parmesan cheese, black pepper, skinless chicken thighs, scallions slices.
Sweet and sour chicken is another popular meal for Chinese take-out, but there’s no need to be tempted when you can make it at home with no worries about any food nasties. When you serve up this keto dish, your guests might be suspicious when you say you prepared it all yourself, it looks so good.
Ingredients: cauliflower, bacon, eggs, scallions, sesame oil, fish sauce, soy sauce, ground black pepper, garlic, ginger.
Fried rice is a traditional accompaniment to Chinese food, but of course, when rice is off limits, we have to adapt. This low carb fried cauliflower rice is the perfect alternative and may even taste better than restaurant fried rice! Pair this recipe with our beef teriyaki and enjoy!
Other Keto Chinese Recipes
– Keto Summit
Ingredients: ground chicken, chives, fresh ginger, salt, pepper, avocado oil.
Chicken meatball soup is a nice easy meal for lunches with a gingery tang in every mouthful. This is a great recipe to warm up with in the winter. Making your meatballs with chives and ginger is what gives them their Asian flavor.
– Keto Summit
Ingredients: shirataki noodles, chicken broth or bone broth, tahini sauce, gluten-free tamari sauce or coconut aminos, shrimp, sesame oil, lemon juice, green onions, spinach, hot sauce (optional).
Miso soup with shrimp is the ultimate tasty treat for lunchtime and this keto recipe does not require the use of miso paste. I opted to use tahini and tamari sauce to imitate the miso flavor and rounded it off with lemon juice and sesame oil.
– Eat Drink Paleo
Ingredients: chicken, chili, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, coriander stems, fish sauce, coconut aminos, tamari, lime rind, lime, sea salt, coconut oil, kaffir lime leaves, red cabbage, carrot, onion, spring onion, coriander leaves, mint or Thai basil, roasted cashews or some sesame seeds, shallots, coconut flakes, olive oil, lime juice.
Get some Chinese inspired flavors in the form of a salad which is very well suited to a summer party. This colorful and flavorsome dish would also make a great lunch-on-the-go for all of the family. Chinese food recipes don’t always have to be served hot!
– Paleo Flourish
Ingredients: salad greens, red bell pepper, grape or cherry tomatoes, radishes, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, steak, gluten-free tamari soy sauce, olive or avocado oil.
Marinated steak is a great addition to a simple salad to add an Asian twist and when you can make it in 15 minutes, who wouldn’t want to try this keto Chinese recipe? Use any keto-friendly veggies that take your fancy for the ingredients, but I found that red pepper and radishes really compliment the marinade flavor.
– The Nourished Caveman
Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman
Ingredients: chicken broth, full-fat coconut milk, Kaffir lime leaves or lime zest, lemongrass, galangal, chilis, sea salt, wild caught shrimp or chicken thigh meat, coconut oil, mushrooms, red onion, fish sauce or anchovy, lime juice, cilantro.
This coconut soup is a feast in a bowl with so many amazing flavors. Using chilis will add some spicy tones, so if you want to keep it heat free, just skip this ingredient. Traditionally, this soup recipe calls for sugar, but this really isn’t needed amongst all of the beautiful flavors involved.
– Wicked Stuffed
Photo Credit: Amanda from Wicked Stuffed
Ingredients: eggs, bone broth or water & bouillon cubes, red pepper flakes, ground pepper.
Egg drop soup is one of those recipes which is just as satisfying to eat as it is to say! This is a great recipe to turn to if you come home from work with a craving for take-out as it is filling and tastes exactly like its restaurant counterpart.
Photo Credit: Tasha from Ketogasm
Ingredients: beef soup bones, onion, fresh ginger, salt, fish sauce, star anise, water, flank steak, bean sprouts, Thai basil, jalapeño, scallion.
You may think that such a noodle-filled soup as pho could not be Keto-fied, but Tasha from Ketogasm has created this satisfying recipe with zero-carb shirataki noodles. Using a pressure cooker is one of the easiest and quickest ways to make the soup base for this dish.