After a long day, cooking a meal from scratch can be too much to ask. Luckily, there are small tricks that can make a home-cooked meal a bit more manageable. With this keto egg roll in a bowl recipe, you’ll do just that — using pre-shredded chicken to save yourself some precious time.
This recipe uses store-bought rotisserie chicken as one of the ingredients, which significantly cuts down on the prep process. By using rotisserie chicken, all you need to do is shred the chicken, combine with vegetables and coconut aminos, and enjoy.
This low-carb recipe is ready in a total time of 15 minutes, contains just 3 net carbs per serving, packs over 20 grams of protein, and is simply delish. Enjoy as a quick, low-carb dinner after work, or make a double-batch and enjoy it as lunch the next day.
How to Make Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl
This yummy keto recipe is fairly straight-forward, requiring just three simple steps. First, you’ll heat a wok or large skillet on the stovetop, setting the temperature to medium heat or medium-high heat. Add coconut oil, onions, and garlic, cooking for roughly two minutes or until the onions begin to carmelize.
Next, you’ll add the remaining ingredients, including shredded rotisserie chicken, shredded cabbage, sauce, and seasonings. Cook for another five minutes, or until your veggies are soft.
Right before serving, adjust your seasonings. If you like things spicy, you may want to drizzle an extra half teaspoon of chili paste. Or, you may want to add a few sprinkles of ground ginger, garlic, sea salt, or black pepper for added flavor. Finally, add a few sesame seeds or chopped green onion as a garnish.
FAQs for Keto Egg Roll Bowl
This recipe is fairly simple to prepare, but if it’s your first time making a deconstructed keto egg roll, you may have a few questions. These tips and tricks are sure to set you up for success.
- Can the shredded chicken be substituted for another protein? Of course — feel free to substitute chicken for another one of your favorite proteins, including grass-fed ground beef, ground pork, ground chicken, or ground turkey.
- What is coconut aminos? Coconut aminos is a gluten-free, soy-free substitute for soy sauce, making this recipe gluten-free and paleo-friendly. Coconut aminos can be found on Amazon or at many health food stores. If you can’t find it, you can also use tamari, gluten-free soy sauce, or low-sodium soy sauce as a last resort.
- What is the carb count in this recipe? If you look at the nutrition facts below, you’ll see this recipe contains 3 grams of net carbs, 7 grams of fat, and 23 grams of protein, making it perfect for a keto meal plan.
- Can you substitute the cabbage in this recipe? Absolutely. You can use whatever low-carb veggies you like, although shredded veggies (such as coleslaw mix or broccoli slaw) work best. If you want an extra dose of veggies, feel free to serve over cauliflower rice.
- Can the chili paste be substituted? Of course — if you like things extra spicy feel free to add in hot sauce, Sriracha, or red pepper flakes into your stir-fry.
- How long will this recipe keep as leftovers? This recipe will keep up to five days in the fridge in an airtight container. Enjoy last night’s leftovers for lunch the next day or serve it with a fried egg on top for an inventive (and protein-packed) breakfast idea.
- Is there a way to decrease the amount of spice in this recipe? If you love Asian flavors but can’t handle the extra spice, you can leave the chili paste out of this recipe. You may want to add other flavors in instead, such as fresh ginger (or ground ginger, if that’s what you have on hand), cilantro, liquid aminos, or a splash of rice vinegar.
Rotisserie Chicken: The Perfect Meal Prep Ingredient
Chicken is an excellent protein choice on keto, packing nearly 25 grams of protein in just a 4 oz. serving[*]. Plus, as part of a balanced diet, poultry — like rotisserie chicken — has been shown to reduce the risk of obesity, prevent type 2 diabetes, and decrease your risk of heart disease[*].
Beyond its health benefits, rotisserie chicken has another benefit: convenience. Utilizing freshly-baked rotisserie chicken can come in handy when you’re short on time. It’s moist, tender, flavorful, perfectly cooked, and only one grocery stop away. Plus, rotisserie chicken is typically cheaper than a raw, whole chicken, helping you stretch that grocery budget.
If possible, choose an organic rotisserie chicken to ensure you don’t end up with a bird that’s been treated with hormones or antibiotics.
#1: It Helps Save Time
When you start the keto diet, you will, inevitably, cook more than you did before. Making food at home helps you calculate your macros and stay on track, but it can take a toll on your already-limited time. Therefore, finding recipes that are ready in 30 minutes or less is incredibly helpful.
Instead of taking an hour messing around with seasonings, melting butter, turning on a hot oven, and roasting an uncooked chicken for an hour, your local grocer has conveniently done all the prep work for you. Plus, rotisserie chicken is incredibly versatile. Use it in all your favorite low-carb chicken recipes to cut your prep work in half.
#2: It’s Affordable
The goal of the keto diet is to become a lifestyle — a sustainable way of living that works for both you and your family. In order to make keto work long-term, it needs to work for your budget.
Surprisingly enough, rotisserie chicken is often the same price — and in some cases, cheaper — than a raw, whole chicken. Therefore, it’s perfectly aligned with your grocery budget, without the extra work.
#3: It Helps You Stay On Track
Using shortcuts during the week (like opting for store-bought chicken) can help you stay on track while on the keto diet. Instead of fussing over elaborate meals with complicated recipes, you can focus on the basics: Lots of healthy fats, green veggies, and adequate protein.
Enjoy This Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl as a Quick Dinner Option
If you, your hubby, your wife, or your whole family loves Chinese takeout, this dish is soon to be known as “crack slaw” in your household. Packed with protein, healthy fats, and lots of veggies, it’s delicious Chinese food without the gluten, MSG, or starchy side dishes.
This delicious recipe is perfect for your busy schedule. With the use of rotisserie chicken, the prep work requires just five minutes of your time, and is served in under 15 minutes. This low-carb egg roll allows you to have Chinese takeout — but in a keto-friendly, healthier version.Print
Quick Keto Egg Roll In A Bowl
Skip the takeout and have a delicious dinner on the table in 15 minutes with this quick and easy keto egg roll in a bowl.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Dinner
- Cuisine: American - Chinese
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil, butter, or ghee
- 1 small sliced onion
- 2 cloves garlic (finely minced)
- 4 cups cabbage slaw
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon chili paste
- 1/4 cup soy sauce or coconut aminos
- 4 cooked chicken breasts (shredded)
- 1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 1/4 cup green onion
- Heat a large wok or pan under medium heat. Add coconut oil, onions, and garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Add cabbage slaw, cooked chicken, salt, pepper, chili paste, and soy sauce. Saute and cook for 5-6 minutes until veggies are softened.
- Readjust seasoning as desired. Top with sesame seeds and chopped green onion.
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 163
- Fat: 7g
- Carbohydrates: Net Carbs: 3g
- Protein: 23g
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