General Tso Chicken Keto, OMG!

I don’t know about you, but I have been a fan of General Tso’s chicken for years. I love some good old Chinese food, and pretty much any Asian foods. It has always been one of my go to’s for take out or the buffet. It got the sweet, slightly spicy, and sticky goodness I love. So when I found this recipe I had to give it a shot and it’s great for a chilly night with the wife. So thank you to Sahil @ Headbanger’s Kitchen he did a awesome job developing this Keto friendly General Tso Chicken please check out his site. It’s not hard just a little prep, but it is so worth it! My wife Debbie got in on cooking, remember Team Work.

Ingredients

  • 17.64 oz Chicken Thighs You want to use boneless and skinless chicken
  • 0.18 oz Garlic
  • 0.18 oz Ginger
  • 1.76 oz Spring Onion Separate the white part and the green part.
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar 
  • 1/2 Tbsp Sesame Oil 
  • 1/2 Tsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Chinese Cooking Wine 
  •  Salt & Pepper to taste
  •  Psyllium Husk (as required)
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder 
  •  Oil/Lard/Ghee/Bacon Fat for deep frying
  • 1 Tbsp Chicken Fat
  • 1/4 Cup Chicken stock 
  • 4 Dried Red Chillies 
  • 1 Tsp Stevia or preferred sweetener to taste
  • 1/2 Tsp Xanthan Gum (not in his recipe I added) Helps thicken sauce

Instructions

  1. Start by cutting the chicken thighs into small bite size pieces. Then in a large bowl add the chicken, season with salt and pepper and marinate with 1/2 tbsp soy sauce, 1/2 tbsp vinegar, 1/2 tbsp sesame oil, baking powder and 1 egg.
  2. Then individually dip and coat each piece of chicken in the psyllium husk. Once done breading the chicken heat your oil for deep frying. You can alternatively shallow fry as well.
  3. Once the oil is hot fry the chicken in batches. It should take 3-4 minutes to cook each batch. Since I cook by intuition I cannot give you a temperature for the oil. But to test it I add a bit of the batter in and if it floats up the oil is generally hot enough.
  4. After frying the chicken set it on paper towels to drain of any excess oil.
  5. In a frying pan heat up the chicken fat or any Keto approved cooking fat and fry the garlic, ginger, chillies and spring onions.
  6. Fry until the garlic starts to turn golden brown and then add in the chicken stock, 1/2 tbsp vinegar, 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce and stevia and cook till it starts to reduce a bit and get syrup like. You can also add the cooking wine if you have access to that and also add some hot sauce if you want to make it spicier. If the sauce looks too little compared to the chicken add in some more chicken stock, this is where I added the Xanthan Gum a little at a time to keep from clumping up.
  7. Once the sauce has reduced a bit then add in the chicken and give everything a good mix. Once the chicken is fully coated garnish and finish with the green part of the spring onion.

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Quick Easy Snack ~ Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

One of the first snack recipes I found was for these super easy to make Keto Peanut Butter Cookies. These where a God sent, although the keto diet isn’t hard I was worried I wouldn’t find any snacks or desserts and who doesn’t like something sweet every now and then?

I have followed Joe Duff aka The Diet Chef on YouTube for some time and he has simple recipes that taste great and with good macros. I have tried many and these cookies are awesome. If you over cook them they will be crumbly, so try not to over cook them. I only cook for 10 minutes, Enjoy

One of my favorites

Keto Fried Chicken – You Better Try Some

So one if the things I love is good old fashion Fried Chicken and when I started my keto journey I figured it was out. Well a friend shared with me a recipe and I thought this is going to suck but I made a batch and well, I can have Fried Chicken and it’s GOOD.

Here is the recipe, keep in mind you can change it up. I like mine spicy so I add a little cayenne pepper, try new things and don’t be intimidated.

Ingredients: serves 4

Spice & Herb Mix:

2 teaspoons Paprika

1/2 teaspoon Thyme

1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger

1 teaspoon Garlic Powder

1/2 teaspoon dried Basil

1/3 teaspoon dried Oregano

1/2 teaspoon Celery Salt

1/2 teaspoon Mustard Powder

1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper

1/4 teaspoon White Pepper

1 teaspoon Salt

1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (Optional)

1 1/2 cup Unflavored Protein powder, (I use Isopure Protein Powder)

2 cups almond milk, unsweetened

1 egg

4 large chicken breasts or 8 thighs, cut into pieces (If using Chicken Breast I half the to cook better)

2 cups coconut oil (for frying)

Method:

Combine all the spices into a bowl, mix well and divide into two large bowls. In one bowl, add the almond milk and egg, mix well until combined. Add the chicken and leave to marinate over night or for a few hours.

To the other spice mix add the protein powder and mix well. Take the chicken out and dip into the protein spice mix until the chicken is coated well. For a better crunch you can double dip or repeat the last step.

For deep frying bring the coconut oil up to a medium heat and fry the chicken for 8-9 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. For Air frying place in the air fryer and drizzle some coconut oil over the top, air fry for 8-9 minutes at 180/350 degrees turning once. Let is cook down a little before that first bit & enjoy… Try it and leave comment on what you think about it.

New Logo Gift, What DO You Think

So a good friend of the Keto Funky site sent us this cool new logo, my wife and I like it and we want to know what YOU think? We like the simple and funky look of it, high protein and low carb look.

Again, give us your thoughts and let us know if you don’t like it. Thanks

What is Bulletproof Coffee, Is It For Me

So when I started my keto journey I kept hearing about this thing called Bulletproof Coffee, I like my coffee but had no idea what bulletproof coffee was. I started to research to see what all the hype was and to find out was it for me.

So what is Bulletproof Coffee? Simply Bulletproof coffee is a high-calorie coffee drink intended to replace breakfast. It consists of coffee, grass-fed unsalted butter, and MCT oil or Coconut oil mixed in well.

Sounds kinda strange, are there any benefits?

Fat Loss. Plain and simple, the consumption of medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) has been shown to lead to greater losses in adipose tissue (fat tissue), in both animals and humans. If you’re looking for an easy, in-depth approach for the ketogenic diet, consider following The Keto Academy!

Eating Fat? Do I even need to explain this one? Eating fat has been shown to lead to greater amounts of energy, more efficient energy usage, and more effective weight loss.

More Energy. Studies have shown that the rapid rate of oxidation in MCFAs (Medium Chain Fatty Acids) leads to an increase in energy expenditure. Primarily, MCFAs are converted into ketones (our best friends), are absorbed differently in the body compared to regular oils, and give us more overall energy.

Heart Attacks? The myth that saturated fat increases the chance of Coronary Heart Disease has been debunked over and over. Recent studies show that saturated fats can actually have a positive effect on your overall heart health.

How to make it

  • 1 cups coffee
  • 1 tablespoons grass fed unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoons organic coconut oil (or MCT oil)
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream (Optional)
  • Optional (I use a little Sugar Free creamer)

Make your coffee and add the goodies, simple

Keep in mind, I make this about 3 times a week, it’s a Meal Replacement not to drink along with a meal and how does it taste, well it’s really not bad I love coffee so I enjoy it, it’s a little heavier than my regular coffee. I don’t feel hungry after but I am bad about eating breakfast so this is good. So I suggest giving it a try, if your starting keto it’s a good way to get the good healthy fats to start the day & it’s brain food to.

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Keto Chocolate Treat

Only four ingratiates & taste awesome

This is a awesome huge chocolate, peanut butter, nutty bar of goodness. If you need to feed your sweet-tooth this baby will do it & super easy to make. One of my wife’s favorite sweet snacks. Great for visitors and doesn’t taste like any kinda of diet food, it’s Good!

Ingredients

  • 1 8oz Sugar Free Chocolate Chips (Lilly’s is our preference)
  • 1 Tbsp Oil (Coconut or Avocado oil)
  • 1/2 to 3/4 Cup Natural Low Carb Peanut Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Coarse Chopped Salted Roasted Almonds
  • Some Parchment Paper & 9″X9″ Pan

Instructions

  1. Add Chocolate chip with 1Tbsp Oil in microwave safe dish, place dish in microwave about 25 second, take out stir repeat till melted.
  2. Once melted, incorporate the Peanut Butter (mix well) fully combined.
  3. Now add your chopped Almonds (again mix well)
  4. Line you 9X9 pan with parchment paper
  5. Pour your melted mixture into the pan covering the complete bottom.
  6. Quickly place in freezer for about an hour till hardened well.
  7. Once hardened (Cut and eat and enjoy) Keep Refrigerated
Mix in the Almonds
Time for the Almonds
Mixing the melted chocolate & peanut butter well
Mix Well

Holidays Are Here

What’s going to be on your table?

Ok so we just started Keto Funky and what timing a week before Thanksgiving. I know for me just like many others the holidays are tough for folks trying to diet, lots of food and more food. We go visit family and friends hang out and eat, well this year we are doing things a little different.

We are hosting Thanksgiving at our house and it is going to be keto friendly, that’s right I am cooking and all the food will be made keto style. So when I started keto I thought like a lot of folks you could only eat meat and boy was I wrong. I love to cook so my wife love to not have to cook as much. I also like to experiment with different recipes so I will post a lot of my favorites for you to try.

We are have a family & friends kinda open house, the food will be prepared and folks will come in grub and watch football. I still need to limit my intake but it will all be good, I don’t want to folks coming over to feel like they are on a diet just because my wife & I are. This is where the recipes have to be on point, so all week I have been trying different ones and the only one I am not testing till the day of Keto Corn Bread Dressing but I have faith it’s going to be good. The recipe came from Highfalutin’ Low Carb check him out on YouTube, he test out some awesome recipes and I got this. I will be making my famous Smoked Turkey and my wife will be making a oven roasted Turkey. We will be making some keto bread (not fathead bread) just not a huge fan of Fathead Dough. We will make a pan of some twice cooked cauliflower loaded mash tatters and m wife Deb is in charge of desserts. She has perfected to keto cheese cake & her chocolate nut bar. We aint suffering and you don’t need to either, enjoy our journey together… Here is one simple dish you can try, enjoy.

Twice Baked Cauliflower Tatters

Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Total Time 50 minutes Servings4 servings Calories 212 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup green onions chopped
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 4 slices bacon cooked until crisp then crumbled

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Spray an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray
  3. Cut cauliflower into florets. Boil in a large pot until tender but not overly soft.
  4. Transfer cauliflower to a large bowl and mash with a potato masher.
  5. Add the butter, salt, pepper, sour cream, green onions, and 3/4 of the chopped bacon. Stir to combine.
  6. Place mixture into baking dish, top with cheddar cheese then remaining chopped bacon.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes