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Strip away the carbs without sacrificing the flavors with this Low Carb Garlic Chicken Stir Fry. This dish takes inspiration from traditional Chinese stir fry, blending succulent chicken with vibrant vegetables, all kissed by the warm embrace of garlic. This recipe is ideal for those looking to maintain a low carb diet while satisfying their cravings for delicious, hearty meals.

This Low Carb Garlic Chicken Stir Fry pairs wonderfully with cauliflower rice or a simple green salad. For a touch of extra flavor, consider serving it with sesame-infused cucumber slices or a side of stir-fried bok choy.
Low Carb Garlic Chicken Stir Fry
Servings: 4 servings

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced into thin strips
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
2 cups broccoli florets
1 medium zucchini, sliced
3 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari (for gluten-free)
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup chicken broth (or water)
2 green onions, sliced (for garnish)
1 teaspoon sesame seeds (for garnish)
1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
2. Add the chicken strips to the skillet, seasoning with salt and pepper. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink, approximately 5-7 minutes. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
3. In the same skillet, add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Stir in the minced garlic and cook for about 30 seconds until fragrant.
4. Add the bell peppers, broccoli, and zucchini to the skillet, stirring frequently. Cook for 5-7 minutes until the vegetables are tender-crisp.
5. Return the cooked chicken to the skillet and stir to combine with the vegetables.
6. In a small bowl, mix the soy sauce, rice vinegar, ground ginger, red pepper flakes (if using), and chicken broth. Pour the sauce into the skillet, tossing everything to coat evenly.
7. Continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes until the sauce has thickened slightly.
8. Remove from heat and garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds before serving.
Variations & Tips
Feel free to experiment by adding other low carb vegetables such as snow peas or cauliflower. For heat lovers, increase the amount of red pepper flakes or add a dash of sriracha. You can also replace the chicken with shrimp or tofu for a different protein option. Finally, if you prefer a thicker sauce, incorporate a teaspoon of xanthan gum into the sauce mixture.

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