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.

Hands-onOverall

Nutritional values (per serving)

8.3 grams 3.4 grams 31.4 grams 19.1 grams 4.4 grams 347 calories
Total Carbs11.8grams
Fiber3.4grams
Net Carbs8.3grams
Protein31.4grams
Fat19.1grams
of which Saturated4.4grams
Energy347kcal
Magnesium67mg (17% RDA)
Potassium1,013mg (51% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (10%), protein (38%), fat (52%)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 500 grams chicken breast, skin off (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 ½ 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
  • ½ tbsp fresh grated 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

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By Naomi Sherman
Creator of BlueRustImages.com

Naomi is the creative force behind Blue Rust Images. 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. Naomi loves nothing more than to take old-school favourites and give them a healthy twist.

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