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Looking for ideas of what to cook for the holidays? Virta Coaches Anna and Laura show us how to make an easy low carb Thai chicken that will make the whole family excited for dinner. This recipe is very simple and is a great way to use leftovers from a rotisserie chicken.

Ingredients:
1 rotisserie chicken
13.5-oz can full-fat coconut milk
Thawed frozen vegetables – green beans or broccoli work great
Red curry paste
1 cup fresh basil
1 tsp Virta-approved sweetener (optional)
Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:
1. Pull meat from rotisserie chicken into large pieces.
2. Spoon a few tablespoons from a 13.5-ounce can of coconut milk into a medium skillet over medium-high heat.
3. Stir in 1-2 tablespoons of curry paste.
4. Add Virta-approved sweetener (optional), remaining coconut milk, and salt and pepper to taste.
5. Bring to a simmer then add chicken and vegetables. Let them warm through.
6. Stir in a cup of fresh basil leaves.
7. You can eat this alone or serve it with cauliflower rice and lime wedges.

Nutrition Information Per Serving (makes 6 servings):
Fat: 29g
Protein: 26g
Carbs: 7g
Calories: 394

17 Comments

  1. Great. Looking forward to trying it. Few questions.

    In the video, it indicates green beans as one of the ingredients but it’s not listed in the ingredients list or the instructions above. If it’s needed, what’s the size of the packet?

    Should the riced cauliflower (not listed in ingredients) be cooked, eaten raw, either way?

    The ingredients list and instructions indicate sweetener but not mentioned in the video. Is this optional?

    Thanks for doing this. Keep it up!!

    Sunil

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    1. Virta Health

      Sunil, Thank you for pointing this out! We will update the recipe to reflect all of the ingredients needed along with the amounts. For sweetener ideas, go to https://blog.virtahealth.com/keto-diet-artificial-sweeteners-sugar-substitutes/

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  2. Looks good and easy can’t wait to give it a try!

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  3. What is a Vita -approved sweetner?

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  4. Which ones are Virta – approve sweeteners. Could you please let me know?

    Many thanks.

    Lan Tran

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  5. Sounds delicious. Do you recommend a particular brand of curry paste? (Some brands seem to have a lot of added sugars.) Also, for those of us successfully doing low-carb without being enrolled in Virta, it would be helpful to know which sweeteners are Virta approved.

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    1. Virta Health

      Beverly, thank you for your questions! One brand that we have found that doesn’t have any sugar added is Thai Kitchen Red Curry Paste and it is readily available in most grocery stores. For a list of Virta friendly sweeteners, I would encourage you to save this post: https://blog.virtahealth.com/keto-diet-artificial-sweeteners-sugar-substitutes/

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  6. Great stuff. Could your IT people add a “print recipe” button so we don’t have to print the whole page? Thanks and glad I found your site.

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    1. Virta Health

      I’ve shared this idea with our team! In the meantime, I would recommend copying the recipe to a document and printing from there.

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  7. Another small correction:
    The ingredients list asks for 1 tsp of Virta-approved sweetner, the process description says to add 4 tsps.

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    1. Virta Health

      Thank you! The recipe has been updated.

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  8. Can Swerve (erythritol) be substituted? And can you use Thai fish sauce in place of the salt?
    Lara

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    1. Virta Health

      Hi Lara! I’m sure both would work fine. Just make sure that you are using a fish sauce without added carbs.

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  9. Can we have more “cooking with coaches” episodes? Very helpful. Thanks

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    1. Virta Health

      Absolutely! Thank you for your feedback!

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