Keto & Paleo Pad Thai

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Last time I showed you how to prepare shirataki noodles so they have the best texture and taste great. After sharing my Prawn & Noodle Stir-Fry, it's time for another delicious recipe. This recipe is both keto and paleo friendly and is ready in less than 30 minutes. It's definitely one of the all-time favourites in my house!


Nutritional values (per serving)

7.6 grams 3.7 grams 35.7 grams 39.4 grams 14.5 grams 532 calories
Total Carbs11.3grams
Net Carbs7.6grams
of which Saturated14.5grams
Magnesium108mg (27%)
Potassium596mg (30%)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (6%), protein (27%), fat (67%)

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)
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ cup flaked almonds, toasted (15 g/ 0.5 oz)
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice (~ ½ lime) + more for garnish
  • 1 tbsp + ¼ 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 pepper,...
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  3. ... 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 ¼ 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 omelets. Heat a pan greased with ½ tablespoon of ghee. Crack 2 eggs in a bowl and season with salt.
    I used a well-seasoned cast iron skillet both for the chicken and the omelet. Keto & Paleo Pad Thai
  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. ... lime juice and toasted almonds.
    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 Garnish with shredded red cabbage, lime wedges, cilantro and enjoy! :-) Keto & Paleo Pad Thai

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By Martina Slajerova
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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 (16)

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 😊


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