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Keto & Paleo Pad Thai

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This is the best low-carb Pad Thai I've ever tried! It's just like the real deal but made with zero-carb noodles instead of their high-carb alternative. This keto Pad Thai is ready in less than 30 minutes and it's definitely one of the all-time favorites in my house.

Yes, we are using shirataki noodles. If you're hesitant about using them, I've got a guide to show you how to prepare shirataki noodles so they have the best texture and taste great.

Love easy stir-fries? Make sure to check out my Shrimp (Prawn) & Noodle Stir-Fry!

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Hands-on Overall

Allergy information for Keto & Paleo Pad Thai

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs7.6 grams
Protein36.2 grams
Fat39.5 grams
Calories535 kcal
Calories from carbs 6%, protein 27%, fat 67%
Total carbs11.3 gramsFiber3.7 gramsSugars3.3 gramsSaturated fat14.6 gramsSodium1,648 mg(72% RDA)Magnesium109 mg(27% RDA)Potassium593 mg(30% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 500 g chicken thighs, boneless and skinless (17.6 oz)
  • 2 packs shirataki noodles (400 g/ 14.1 oz)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 medium spring onions (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 2 cups bean sprouts (100 g/ 3.5 oz)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup flaked almonds, toasted (15 g/ 0.5 oz)
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice (~ 1/2 lime) + more for garnish
  • 1 tbsp + 1/4 cup ghee or extra virgin coconut oil (you can make your own ghee) (70 g/ 2.5 oz)
  • Optional: 2 cups shredded red cabbage for garnish (140 g/ 4.9 oz) + 1.8 g net carbs per serving


  1. Prepare the shirataki noodles by following the steps in this post (wash & boil to eliminate their natural odour & pan-fry to get the best texture). When done, keep in a bowl and set aside. Keto & Paleo Pad Thai
  2. In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients to make the sauce: fish sauce, coconut aminos, Sriracha, crushed garlic, Almond & Cashew Butter, salt and pepper.
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  3. Add the Erythritol or stevia (if used). When done, set aside. Keto & Paleo Pad Thai
  4. Meanwhile, cut the chicken thighs into 1-inch pieces. Keto & Paleo Pad Thai
  5. Place in a large pan greased with 1/4 cup ghee and cook over a medium-high heat until pale and cooked through. Mix a few times to ensure even cooking. When done, set aside. Keto & Paleo Pad Thai
  6. Meanwhile, prepare the omelettes. Heat a pan greased with 1/2 tablespoon of ghee. Crack 2 eggs in a bowl and season with salt.
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  7. Whisk well and pour in the hot pan and swirl to coat the surface to make a very thin omelet. Cook over a medium-high heat for a couple of minutes or until firm on top. Using a spatula, flip on the other side and cook for another 30 seconds. When done, transfer on a plate. Then, repeat for the remaining 2 eggs. Keto & Paleo Pad Thai
  8. Set aside to cool down, roll up and cut into thin strips. Slice the spring onion and place in a bowl filled with water to clean. Transfer on a paper towel and pat dry. Keto & Paleo Pad Thai
  9. Place the chicken back on the heat and add the spring onion. Cook over a medium-high heat for just a couple of minutes. Then, add the omelet strips and bean sprouts and cook for another minute while stirring. Keto & Paleo Pad Thai
  10. Add the sauce (see above) and prepared shirataki noodles. Cook briefly until heated through and take off the heat. Keto & Paleo Pad Thai
  11. Mix well and add the fresh cilantro. Keto & Paleo Pad Thai
  12. Add lime juice and toasted almonds. (Note: To toast the almond flakes, place them on a dry hot pan and cook over a medium-high heat until fragrant for 1-2 minutes. Keep stirring to prevent burning.) Keto & Paleo Pad Thai
  13. Garnish with shredded red cabbage, lime wedges, cilantro and enjoy! Store in the fridge for up to 4 days. Keto & Paleo Pad Thai

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Fish sauce
0.5 g0.7 g0 g5 kcal
Coconut aminos (substitute to soy sauce)
0.3 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Sriracha chili sauce, hot sauce
0.7 g0 g0 g3 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.5 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Almond & cashew butter
1.7 g2.6 g9.7 g103 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Chicken thighs (skinless, boneless, raw)
0 g24.6 g5.2 g151 kcal
Shirataki noodles, konjac noodles
1.5 g0 g0.2 g4 kcal
Egg, whole, fresh, raw (free-range or organic eggs)
0.4 g6.3 g4.8 g72 kcal
Spring onion, scallion, green onion, fresh
0.4 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Bean sprouts, fresh (sprouted mung beans)
1 g0.8 g0 g8 kcal
Coriander (cilantro), fresh
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Almonds, nuts (flaked)
0.3 g0.9 g2.1 g24 kcal
Lime (juice), fresh
0.4 g0 g0 g1 kcal
0 g0 g13.8 g125 kcal
0 g0 g3.8 g34 kcal
Total per serving
7.6 g36.2 g39.5 g535 kcal

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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (35)

This is really good! I will definitely make it again!
One thing is that it too me a lot longer than the 30 min estimate. I guess that didn't include chopping vegetables, cutting up chicken, and preparing the noodles. Overall, it took me a bit over an hour. But the results were well worth it! I think it will be quicker next time now that I have done it once.

Thank you so much! You are right, my original estimate might have been a bit too optimistic as I made this at least once a week.

Loved this recipe! Its the only pad Thai that I have found that tastes similar to what I used to eat in Thailand! I added a bunch of stir-fried veggies instead of chicken. Delish! Thanks!

Thank you so much Michelle!

It is probably delicious, but I am allergic to tree nuts, including almonds. I always wish there were suggestions on substitutions for items that are common allergens.

You could use coconut butter (Foolproof Homemade Coconut Butter) - toasted coconut butter would be delicious! Or use sunflower seed butter. In most of the new recipes we do list alternatives but there's almost 1000 recipes on the website now and I'll need to go back and do this at some point 😊 In some cases alternatives are either not possible or not tested so we don't list them. I hope this helps!

Try sun butter. Its similar to nut butters but sweeter so you may have to adjust the quantity.

Was really excited to try this recipe. I love pad thai and upon reading this recipe my mouth was watering. Unfortunately, when I put it all together, all I tasted was the fish sauce 😞 Maybe next time I will not add it. Any advice on how to thin out the sauce without fish sauce?

Oh that must have been so disappointing! I'm sorry yo hear that :-( Some people don't like fish sauce because it can be quite strong tasting. You could use more coconut aminos or tamari sauce, or even just fish stock or chicken stock. I hope the next batch comes out great!

I would swap the amounts for the fish sauce and coconut aminos. That's how I usually make it and it's great

That's an option too! Just keep in mind that coconut aminos is not carb free 😉

This recipe was legit! I did not use Coconut Aminos because I don't buy them and added two pinches of powdered stevia because I only have flavored liquid Stevia. I also used shrimp as my protein because I'm sick of chicken. Lol. My husband and I both loved it. Thank for a recipe that actually worked.

I'm happy you both enjoyed!

Thank you, Martina, for yet another delicious recipe! I was really craving Thai food, and this is just what I was looking for. I used fettuccine konjac noodles which are similar to what my local Thai place uses. This recipe is a keeper!

Thank you for your kind words Jen!

This smells terrible when cooking, but it turns out delicious. Like wow! My 2 yr old loves it too.

I'm glad you like it! 😊

I made this last night for the first time. It was delicious, I mean incredible. My husband was totally amazed it was keto. He said this is now one of your 'staples'!! Thank you.

Thank you! I'm glad to hear that!

Deeeelish!  I hadn't eaten pad thai for years because the rice noodles wreck my blood sugar.  I never thought to use shirataki noodles instead.  When I made the sauce I worried that it was going to be too salty so I didn't season the other ingredients too much.  It was so delicious for lunch the next day!  Thank you for the great recipe!

This looks amazing!! Making my mouth water whilst scrolling through the photos!

I really appreciate your sharing these recipes. I plan to make this pad Thai ~ just wish you had a printer-friendly version!

Thank you Jerry! You can print this recipe in a "compact" mode (see below the recipe title) that is printer-friendly - we do plan do improve the printing layout further (nutrition facts should not take so much space).

Reduce calories even more by trying peanut butter powder. Juicing a pineapple for sweetener improves taste (not sure if that's Paleo). I cooked it down to reduce liquid and concentrate sweetness.

Hi Anika, if you can eat peanuts, it's a great option (I avoid it on a keto & paleo diet). Tropical fruits like pineapple are paleo but they're not keto (unless you use a very small amount).

I made this tonight, and wow! It was so good. Thank you!

Thank you Anne, I'm glad you liked it!

Allergic to Almond & Cashew Butter, is there an alternative?

Hi Safaa, if you are allergic to nuts, try coconut butter or sunflower butter. Hope this helps!

On a strict keto diet are you allowed shirataki noodles? Looks so good!

Thank you Amaya! Yes, they are great for a keto diet so unless you follow a "zero-carb" approach, shirataki noodles are on the list 😊

Sencillamente, delicioso!!!
Gracias por tu aporte.
Felicidades y Bendiciones.
Incredibly, delicious !!!
Thank you for your contribution.
Congratulations and blessings

Thank you Linda!

This looks yummy. I'm fixing pork ramen soup with my shirataki noodles tonight. Have to try this one next week.

Sounds yummy - will have to try shirataki in a soup 😊