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Keto Chicken Lo Mein

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Is there anything better than a lovely bowl of just cooked, tender vegetables and juicy chicken, coated in a delicious sauce?

Yep. Adding kelp noodles to the mix.

Wow guys, just…wow! I had never even heard of kelp noodles until recently and was hesitant to say the least about trying them. I admit to being scarred for life buy the old Shiratake noodles with the distinct aroma, so I wasn’t really expecting these kelp noodles to be any different.

But they have no smell. NONE, I promise. They don’t really have a flavour either, but take on the taste of the sauce nicely. And they have the most divine mouth feel to them. They remind me a bit of rice vermicelli noodles, with a bit of crunch.

Anyway. If you’ve been missing noodles and on the fence about trying kelp noodles, then rest assured that you won’t be disappointed when you do.

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Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs8.3 grams
Protein33 grams
Fat19.1 grams
Calories355 kcal

Calories from carbs 10%, protein 39%, fat 51%

Total carbs11.8 gramsFiber3.4 gramsSugars4.4 gramsSaturated fat4.4 gramsSodium336 mg(15% RDA)Magnesium70 mg(17% RDA)Potassium968 mg(48% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 500 g skinless chicken breast (1.1 lb)
  • 1 head bok choy, sliced stems and leaves, separated (400 g/ 14.1 oz)
  • 2 tbsp goose fat, or ghee, extra virgin olive oil, etc. (I like the depth of flavour that you get with the goose fat)
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms (70 g/ 2.5 oz)
  • 1 cup sliced red bell pepper (150 g/ 5.3 oz)
  • 3 medium spring onions (45 g/ 1.6 oz)
  • 1 small red onion (60 g/ 2.1 oz)
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth (360 ml/ 12 fl oz)
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos or tamari (30 ml)
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce or fish sauce (15 ml)
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar (15 ml)
  • 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp arrowroot powder (9 g/ oz) - can substitute xanthan gum for lower carbs, if consumed
  • 1 package kelp noodles (340 g/ 12 oz)
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (30 ml)

Instructions

  1. Slice chicken breast into thin strips.
  2. Remove the leafy tops of the bok choy leaves and set aside. Slice the stems into thin slices. Cut the red onion into wedges and separate the layers. Keto Chicken Lo Mein
  3. Spoon the goose fat into a fry pan and place over high heat. Quickly fry the chicken strips until browned. Remove chicken from pan and place aside.
  4. Combine chicken broth, coconut aminos, rice vinegar, oyster sauce, ginger, garlic and arrowroot powder together and whisk until well blended. Keto Chicken Lo Mein
  5. Add red pepper, mushrooms, red onion and bok choy stems to the frying pan where you cooked the chicken and stir fry until just tender. Remove from pan and set aside.
  6. Pour sauce mixture into frying pan and cook over medium heat until thickened. Keto Chicken Lo Mein
  7. Meanwhile, finely slice the bok choy leaves. Slice the spring onions on an angle for better presentation. Place in a bowl with the bok choy leaves.
  8. Remove kelp noodles from package, rinse well and cut to size if required.
  9. Once sauce is thickened, place the kelp noodles, chicken and the sir fried vegetables in the frying pan and toss to combine. Add the bok choy leaves and spring onions, remembering to retain a small amount of spring onion for garnish. Cook gently for about 5 minutes. Keto Chicken Lo Mein
  10. Serve garnished with spring onion, olive oil and sesame seeds. Keto Chicken Lo Mein Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 3 days. Keto Chicken Lo Mein

Allergy information for Keto Chicken Lo Mein

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Chicken, breast (without skin, raw)
0 g28.1 g3.3 g150 kcal
Bok choy (pak-choi) cabbage, fresh
1.2 g1.5 g0.2 g13 kcal
Goose fat
0 g0 g6.5 g59 kcal
Chicken stock (broth), chicken only, homemade
0 g1.8 g1.8 g23 kcal
Coconut aminos (substitute to soy sauce)
0.5 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Rice vinegar
0.3 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Sauce, oyster, ready-to-serve
0.5 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Ginger root, fresh
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.3 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Arrowroot powder, thickening agent
1.9 g0 g0 g8 kcal
Peppers, red bell, fresh
1.5 g0.4 g0.1 g12 kcal
Mushrooms (white), fresh
0.4 g0.5 g0.1 g4 kcal
Onion, red, fresh
1 g0.2 g0 g6 kcal
Spring onion, scallion, green onion, fresh
0.5 g0.2 g0 g4 kcal
Kelp noodles (seaweed noodles)
0 g0 g0 g5 kcal
Sesame seeds
0.1 g0.1 g0.4 g4 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g6.8 g60 kcal
Total per serving
8.3 g33 g19.1 g355 kcal
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Naomi is the force behind Naomi Sherman, Food Creative. She is passionate about recipe development, food photography and styling.

An accomplished home cook who was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease eight years ago, Naomi started to explore the connection between healthy, whole food and her symptoms, and a new love was born.

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Comments (2)

Yes! Another one that I made...truly tasty! Did add noodles for the kids but kept mine like the recipe. Delicious!
Keep those recipes coming 😉 like the fact that the whole family can eat this.

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Thank you for your lovely feedback, Yvonne!

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