Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts (Keto and Vegan)

This Kung Pao Brussels sprouts dish is my keto take on a popular Chinese stir-fry recipe, Kung Pao chicken. Roasted brussels sprouts coated with a sweet and spicy glaze, it is crazy good and so addictive!

Looking for more low carb and keto Brussels sprout recipe ideas? Give this Cheesy Bacon Ranch Brussels Sprouts or Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Shallots a try!

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Raise your hand if you love Chinese takeout ✋🏻

We have literally tried every.single.takeout. here in our little town. 

The results?

Welllllll, not so great. The "best" we could find was the hot food takeout from our local Safeway. Sad I know. 

The hands-down, best Chinese food we have had locally was the food at a casino the next town over. 

 We would go about once a month and they would serve you at the table while you were playing blackjack or poker. It was sooooo good!

Then they stopped serving in the casino, they only served American food, like burgers and pizza. We were super bummed.

The Mr used to get Mongolian beef every time and my fave was Kung Pao chicken. Oh, it was SO good!

Fast forward to me going keto and most Asian food was taken right off the table. Many of those recipes contain sugar that makes them a no-no. But, I started tinkering with recipes, trying to find ways to bring the flavors we love home in a low-carb version.

I am still working on quite a few of those recipes but, I decided to bring one of my favorites to you in a delicious side dish that would work with pretty much any protein you want to serve it with to give you an Asian flair for your meal. 

I mean, you could serve this with something like this Vietnamese Flank Steak (sub in low carb brown sugar substitute), or Tandoori Steak, or even these Banh Mi Burgers (on keto buns of course), but you could also serve this alongside a regular grilled or seared steak, chicken, pork, or even fish, to give a little zip to your meal.


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INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE KUNG PAO BRUSSELS SPROUTS

Detailed measurements and instructions can be found on the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page.

INGREDIENTS


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HOW TO MAKE KUNG PAO BRUSSELS SPROUTS


STEP 1

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

STEP 2

On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss Brussels with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

STEP 3

Bake until Brussels sprouts are tender and slightly crispy, about 20 minutes. Transfer Brussels sprouts to a large bowl.

STEP 4

Preheat broiler.

STEP 5

In a small skillet over medium heat, heat sesame oil. Add garlic and cook for about 1 minute. sprinkle in the xanthan gum and whisk in.

STEP 6

Add liquid aminos, water, vinegar, hoisin sauce, brown sweetener, and garlic chili paste. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.

STEP 7

Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until thickened, about 3 minutes.

STEP 8

Pour sauce over Brussels sprouts and toss to combine. Return Brussels sprouts to the baking sheet and broil until Brussels sprouts are glazed and sticky.

STEP 9 

Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions before serving.


Closeup photo of a serving spoon full of Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts.


FAQS ABOUT KUNG PAO BRUSSELS SPROUTS


I am not a big Brussels sprout fan, could I make this with a different vegetable? Absolutely! Although I think this dish might change your mind about Brussels sprouts, broccoli would be a great substitute in this recipe!

Hoisin sauce has sugar in it how can that be keto? You are correct, hoisin does have sugar but the amount used in this recipe is minimal so I go with it. There are recipes for keto-friendly hoisin out there if you prefer to make your own, or you could omit it altogether. It will change the flavor of the dish but it will still be good.

How do I store the leftover Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts? Store them in an airtight container in your fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, place the leftover Brussels sprouts to a lightly oiled baking sheet. Rewarm in the oven at 350 degrees F for 5 to 10 minutes, until heated through. You can also reheat them on a plate in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute.


Photo of a white bowl full of Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts.



Last thoughts about Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts


I love spicy food! 

When I would get the Kung Pao chicken at the casino I mentioned, I would get extra chili garlic sauce to dip the chicken in. A lot of the people at the casino thought I was nuts because the restaurant made their own sauce and it was HOT! But I loved it!

The Mr is even more of a heatseeker than me!

You should see the collection of hot sauces he has, and that is on top of the homemade hot sauce I make for him! 

If you are not a spice lover like we are you can still enjoy this recipe. Try adding just one teaspoon of the chili garlic sauce to the mix and then taste it. Then add more if you want.

Alternately, if you are fans of heat, go ahead and add more if you want.

Or you can just dip the Brussels sprouts in a little of the chili garlic sauce as you eat them and feel the burn along with me!


Closeup photo of a Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts being help with chopsticks.




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Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts

Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts (Keto and Vegan)

Yield: 8 servings
Author: Bobbi Hass-Burleson
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 25 MinTotal time: 35 Min
This Kung Pao Brussels sprouts dish is my keto take on a popular Chinese stir-fry recipe, Kung Pao chicken. Roasted brussels sprouts coated with a sweet and spicy glaze, it is crazy good and so addictive!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss Brussels with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Bake until Brussels sprouts are tender and slightly crispy, about 20 minutes.
  4. Transfer Brussels sprouts to a large bowl.
  5. Preheat broiler.
  6. In a small skillet over medium heat, heat sesame oil. Add garlic and cook for about 1 minute. sprinkle in the xanthan gum and whisk in.
  7. Add liquid aminos, water, vinegar, hoisin sauce, brown sweetener, and garlic chili paste. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  8. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until thickened, about 3 minutes.
  9. Pour sauce over Brussels sprouts and toss to combine. Return Brussels sprouts to the baking sheet and broil until Brussels sprouts are glazed and sticky.
  10. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions before serving.

Calories

96.11

Fat (grams)

5.76

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.84

Carbs (grams)

9.67

Fiber (grams)

3.09

Net carbs

6.58

Sugar (grams)

2.57

Protein (grams)

3.67

Sodium (milligrams)

579.01

Cholesterol (grams)

0.06

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs will not be included as it has a glycemic index of 0 (meaning it does not spike blood sugar) and it's not metabolized. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

Keto, Low Carb, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Side Dish
Chinese
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