Keto Chinese Pulled Pork – Char Siu

Keto Chinese Pulled Pork – Char Siu

Chinese flavours pair so well with pork, unfortunately they often bring a lot of sugar with them.  Thankfully, some of the flavours can be replicated like with these Keto Chinese Pulled Pork.


This is a Keto version of Char Siu (that yummy pork inside the sticky pork buns!)

Some of my favourite ‘pre-keto’ recipes included so much honey or sugar. I didn’t even realise. If I had them now, I would probably go on a week long sugar binge.

The slow cooker is your friend yet again with this recipe.

Set it and forget it, 8 hours later your house will be smelling like your favourite Yum Cha restaurant.

I use my Sugar Free Tomato Ketchup for this recipe.

You can use whatever sugar-free low carb tomato sauce you can find. Always remember to check those carbs though!

I love serving this with something fresh and crunchy to contrast the texture, such as my Keto Chinese Cabbage Salad 

Keto Chinese Cabbage Salad


Or some Keto Coconut Rice on the side to balance the rich and sweet flavours.

Keto Coconut Rice Keto Butter Chicken Keto Naan Bread

Another great dish for leftovers the next day!

Keto Chinese Pulled Pork

If you’re looking for other slow cooker Keto recipes, check these out:

Keto Chicken Cacciatore


Keto Slow Cooker Lamb Shanks


Keto Slow Cooker Beef Cheeks



Keto Chinese Pulled Pork
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Keto Chinese Pulled Pork

Bringing out the beautiful sweetness of the pork, use homemade chicken broth if you can in this dish as it will reward you tenfold! 

Servings 6
Calories 459 kcal


  • 1 kg pork shoulder or loin
  • 1 cup chicken broth homemade is best
  • 4 tablespoons sugar free tomato sauce homemade is best
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons garlic paste
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 5 drops liquid sweetner
  • 2 teaspoons ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika


  1. Place the pork in the bottom of the slow cooker.

  2. Combine all remaining ingredients and pour over the pork, ensuring it gets underneath as well. 

  3. Cook on low for 7 hours. Shred the pork with a fork and stir through the sauce, cooking for a further 30 - 60 minutes until the sauce has thickened to your liking, or eat it straight away. 

Nutrition Facts
Keto Chinese Pulled Pork
Amount Per Serving
Calories 459 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g 54%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 929mg 39%
Potassium 589mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 4.3%
Vitamin C 7.3%
Calcium 3.7%
Iron 11.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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6 thoughts on “Keto Chinese Pulled Pork – Char Siu”

  • Again am I not seeing the serving size? Love the recipe but saying it serves 6 doesn’t help me as much as an actual physical amount. Will you update. serving size on ALL your recipes please please please

    • Unfortunately this would not be possible to provide exact weight per serving as it is going to be different each time. For example, if your pork has held on to more water or you have used a different sauce it will be different for you than in my kitchen. I advise it serves 6 as in you divide it by 6 to get to these macros. Across the 150 or so recipes I have, it is not possible for me to cook every single one, weigh each one, weigh each portion and then update each recipe unfortunately, given this website is a hobby that I do in my spare time.
      If you need to be more specific you could log your ingredients into My Fitness Pal.

  • This looks great! I have a pork shoulder that is more that 2kg. Should I also double all the rest of the ingredients? And would I need to increase the cooking time?

    • Hi Elaine! I’d double the sauce ingredients to ensure it’s nice and saucy, but no need to increase cooking time with the slow cooker.

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