This low carb chicken lo mein is made with shirataki noodles and loaded with chicken breast and fresh vegetables. Leftovers keep well too so feel free to make a big batch and you’ll have delicious healthy meals sorted for days!
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Ingredients (2 servings)
250g chicken breast
250g drained shirataki noodles
1 bunch choy sum
1 tsp chicken bouillon powder
1/4 tsp cooking oil
1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tbsp hoisin sauce
1/2 tsp dark soy sauce
1/2 tsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp monk fruit erythritol sweetener
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp white pepper
Prepare the ingredients
Roughly chop choy sum, separating the leafy parts from the stems. Roughly chop scallion, cut carrot into matchsticks, and cut chicken into thin strips.
In a bowl, mix chicken with chicken bouillon powder until combined. Set aside.
Prepare the shirataki noodles according to package instructions. Alternatively, follow the instructions here.
In a bowl, make the sauce by mixing all the sauce ingredients until combined. Set aside.
Heat up cooking oil in a cast iron pan or a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add scallion and chicken and stir-fry until chicken changes color, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
Add carrot and choy sum stems. Cook until tender.
Add choy sum leaves, cooked chicken, shirataki noodles and sauce to the pan. Stir-fry until everything is well coated in the sauce and the sauce is thickened slightly.
Remove from heat. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds. Enjoy!
Shirataki noodles are also known as konjac noodles. You can usually find them in the health food section of grocery stores. They are very low in calories and carbs and have low GI, but have no nutrients, so make sure to always pair it with other nutrient-dense ingredients like fresh veggies, some proteins and healthy fats.
Shirataki noodles can cause stomach upset and indigestion for some people so eat in small portions to begin with and eat them in moderation.
Feel free to substitute monkfruit erythritol sweetener with any other sweetener of choice.
Don’t like chicken? Feel free to substitute with any other protein of choice. Beef, prawns, shiitake mushrooms and firm tofu are some great alternatives.