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Low Carb Keto Banh Mi

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 sandwiches
Calories 604kcal

Ingredients

Make-Ahead:

Pickled Veggies:

  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup Swerve or Lakanto granular
  • 1 carrot peeled and cut into strips with a veggie peeler (or sliced into matchsticks)
  • 1/2 medium red onion thinly sliced

Chicken:

  • 1 Pound chicken thighs boneless + skinless (note 2)
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Sandwich:

  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 cucumber thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 jalapeno ribs + seeds removed, cut into thin sliced
  • 4 tablespoons pate this is optional, we never add it.

Instructions

  • Make the bread. You'll want to make the "sandwich roll" version of the low carb bread for this recipe. Once the bread has cooled, use a bread knife to slice it in half lengthwise, so you have 2 slices of bread per sandwich. Alternatively, you can skip the bread and turn these into bowls, or use a hollowed-out cucumber.
  • Pickle the veggies. In a small saucepan, bring the vinegar, water, and erythritol to a boil until the erythritol dissolves completely. Place the sliced carrots and onions in a heat-safe bowl, and pour the vinegar over the top. Secure a lid over the veggies and set aside for at least 30 minutes.
  • Bake the chicken. Preheat oven to 425 F. Place chicken in a bowl with oil and toss to coat. sprinkle with salt and pepper, and toss again. Place thighs in a 9x13 baking dish, and cook in the preheated oven until they reach an internal temp of 165 F--about 25 minutes. Allow chicken to rest for 10 minutes, then cut into bite-sized pieces.
  • Assemble. Combine the mayonnaise and soy sauce together in a small bowl. Brush half the sandwich roll with the soy sauce mayonnaise combo. Brush the other half with pate (if using). Place a layer of cucumbers over the mayonnaise, then sliced chicken, then pickled veggies, cilantro, and jalapenos. Place the other half of your bread on top and dig in!

Notes

  1. The bread. Don't feel like baking the bread? Turn these into banh mi bowls or a salad.
  2. Banh mi is made with many different types of meat (chicken thighs are my go-to), so feel free to sub in whatever you like. Some other great options include ground pork, pork tenderloin, or chicken breast.
  3. Nutritional information was calculated using my bread recipe, and does NOT include pate (varies too much by product):

Nutrition

Calories: 604kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 48g | Cholesterol: 157mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 3g | Net Carbs: 8g | Sugar Alcohol: 0g

Delicious recipe from Lindsey Hyland // www.thelittlepine.com