Lemon Ginger Chicken Stir Fry

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Lemon Ginger Chicken Stir Fry for the 17 Day Diet

If you’re looking for an easy recipe for a low carb chicken stir fry that can be used as a family-friendly dinner or use leftovers for quick lunches, then this Lemon Ginger Chicken Stir Fry is perfect for you!

This chicken stir fry comes directly from my cycle 1 meal plan, Operation: 17 Day Slim Down

It’s easy to make, a quick recipe to whip up and full of flavor for your low carb lifestyle!

Low carb chicken stir fry for a low carb diet such as the 17 Day Diet or the Keto Diet

Chicken Stir Fry Ingredients

This chicken stir fry recipe was created as an easy lunch recipe from a previous 17 Day Diet Cycle 1 Challenge.

I purposely made it using simple ingredients that pack a ton of flavor into a nutrient-rich dish. 

Here are the key ingredients you’ll need for this Lemon Ginger Chicken Stir Fry:

  • chicken breasts
  • onion
  • carrots
  • bell pepper (any color)
  • broccoli

Stir Fry Sauce Recipe

This stir fry has a basic stir fry sauce recipe that is very low carb and low sodium. Here are the simple ingredients you’ll need:

  • ginger (fresh or powdered) 
  • garlic
  • lemon
  • light sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos

Alternate Stir Fry Ingredients

If you’re not a fan of certain ingredients, you can easily substitute for something you like. Here are a few ideas:

Stir Fry Protein 

  • chicken thighs
  • ground pork
  • beef (sliced sirloin or ground)
  • tofu

Stir Fry Veggies

  • snap peas
  • zucchini
  • green beans
  • egg plant
  • water chestnuts
  • cabbage

This low carb stir fry is packed with protein and veggies making for the perfect low carb lunch or dinner

17 Day Diet Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

If you’re eating low carb on the 17 Day Diet, then this Lemon Ginger Chicken Stir Fry recipe is for you!

It’s perfect to eat for all cycles and no changes are needed for cycle 1.

If you’re on cycle 2 or 3, you may add basmati or brown rice and have this as your starch for lunch.

If you’re not sure which foods are allowed when, make sure you check out my 17 Day Diet Cycle 1 Food List for all the info!

You can also check out my book on Amazon called Fast Track Your Weight Loss With the 17 Day Diet which has all the food lists (and a 7 day meal plan, too!).

Can I Have Chicken Stir Fry on the Kickstart Diet?

Yes, you can definitely have this low carb chicken stir fry while on the 17 Day Kickstart Diet. You can have this dish starting on the 3-Day Scrub Phase.

Consider adding brown rice to this stir fry if you’re on the 10-Day Stabilize Phase if you want the extra carbs.

If you’re not sure which foods are allowed during each phase, make sure you take a look at my 17 Day Kickstart Diet Food List.

Add basmati or brown rice to your chicken stir fry to add in starches to your meal

Keto Stir Fry

If you’re on the Keto Diet, this dish can be eaten as is.

Depending on your macros, you may want to use a fattier piece of chicken such as thighs.

Definitely skip the rice and possibly limit the onions depending on your own personal macros.

If you’re new to Keto or need a refresher on Keto low carb foods, make sure you check out my Keto Diet Food List.

Keto Stir Fry with low sugar sauce is the perfect low carb stir fry dish for weight loss on the Keto Diet

More Low Carb Stir Fry Recipes

If you’re looking for more quick healthy lunch or dinner recipes, give these stir fry and power bowl recipes a try:

Asian Inspired Low Carb Recipes

Here are a few more Asian-inspired healthy family dinners, so make sure you check these out:

Did you enjoy this Lemon and Ginger Chicken Stir Fry? If so, make sure you come back to review the recipe card below. If you’re on social, make sure you tag me @17ddblog so I can see your creation!

Lemon Ginger Chicken Stir Fry for a low carb meal for weight loss

Low carb chicken stir fry for a low carb diet such as the 17 Day Diet or the Keto Diet
Yield: 4 Servings

Lemon Ginger Chicken Stir Fry

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A low carb chicken stir fry that's perfect for family dinners or use leftovers for lunches.


  • 2 small boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 bell pepper (any color), thinly sliced
  • 1 small broccoli crown, cut into small florets
  • 1-2 Tablespoons fresh ginger, minced (or 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoons powdered ginger)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lemon, zested + 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup light sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • Salt and Pepper to taste (if needed)
  • Olive Oil


    1. Drizzle olive oil in a large skillet on medium high heat.
    2. Add chicken pieces, season with a little salt and pepper and saute until chicken is cooked. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
    3. Drizzle more olive oil into the same skillet on medium high heat.
    4. Add the onion, carrots, bell pepper and broccoli florets to the skillet and saute until the vegetables become crisp tender, about 8 minutes or so.
    5. While the vegetables are cooking, add the ginger, garlic, lemon zest and juice and the soy sauce to a small bowl and mix well.
    6. Add the cooked chicken back to the skillet and pour the sauce over the top.
    7. Reduce the heat to medium and saute the mixture until well combined and the chicken is warmed through.
    8. Season with additional salt or pepper if needed.


Approved for:

17 Day Diet - all cycles

17 Day Kickstart Diet - all phases

Keto Diet

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