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KETO LAZY CHICKEN PAD THAI

KETO LAZY CHICKEN PAD THAI

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I’m in love with this Keto Lazy Chicken Pad Thai!

It is so exciting to transform some of my favorite dishes into Keto Lazy version!

While I lived in Toronto for most of my life and was exposed to foods from around the world, I actually didn’t taste Pad Thai for the first time until age 34.   This was at a hip-cool downtown Toronto joint with a fabulous menu.  I tried Pad Thai for the first time and loved it.   When I started to follow a Keto path, Pad Thai was one of the foods I thought I had to give up in order to be faithful to my health and culinary commitment. 

Pad Thai, also called “Phad Thai, is a stir-fried rice noodle dish.  Because the noodles are made from rice, it is typically gluten-free, but not grain-free.  Known as street food in Thailand, Pad Thai is typically made with rice noodles, spuds, chicken, beef or tofu, peanuts, a scrambled egg, and bean sprouts, among other vegetables.   

This recipe uses coconut aminos instead of soy sauce as it is soy-free, gluten-free, and far lower in sodium.  Coconut aminos is made from coconut tree sap, which comes right out of the tree.  It is loaded with nutrients, such as 17 amino acids, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B. It’s also a low glycemic condiment.   

WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF KETO LAZY PAD THAI?

Keto Lazy Pad Thai has lot of nutritious ingredients including mung bean sprouts.  Mung bean sprouts are ideal for the Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle. Mung bean sprouts are a highly nutritious Keto food that are packed with essential vitamins and minerals. They are a rich source of protein, fiber, and antioxidants, and are low in calories, making them an excellent addition to any healthy diet. In terms of specific nutrients, mung bean sprouts are high in vitamin C, iron, and potassium.

They also contain significant amounts of vitamin K, folate, and vitamin E. Additionally, mung bean sprouts are a good source of essential amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. Consuming mung bean sprouts regularly can offer a range of health benefits, including improved digestion, lower blood pressure, and reduced inflammation.

They are also believed to help boost the immune system and promote healthy skin and hair. Overall, mung bean sprouts are a healthy and nutritious food that can be enjoyed in a variety of dishes, from salads and sandwiches to stir-fries and soups.

WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE OF KETO LAZY CHICKEN PAD THAI?

This Keto Lazy Chicken Pad Thai dish sings with perfect balance, celebrating all 5 taste and flavor sensations, including our chemo-sensory perception.  The sauce is spicy (red chilies), tangy (lime juice), salty and high in umami (Coconut Aminos), and sweet (marmalade).  The grain-free noodles in this dish also offer lovely texture or chemo-sensory perception.  They are dense and chewy and fulfilling.

WHAT NON ALC WINE PARTNERS WELL WITH KETO LAZY CHICKEN PAD THAI?

While this Keto Lazy Chicken Pad Thai is balanced in its taste sensations, the most predominant one that must be considered is sweetness if you are sipping wine.  That’s because any sweetness in a dish will clash even with the most lovely acidity, turning it into paint thinner.  The acidity becomes offensive. 

So it’s important with this dish that you choose a non alcoholic wine partner with a hint of sweetness to match.  And make sure the non-alc wine is sweeter than the sweetness in this dish or the acid will change in flavor. In following a Keto diet or in living a low-carb lifestyle, we don’t want to use up carbs on a glass of wine with carbs.  So, you have a couple of options. Drink whatever non-alc wine you like (as long as it’s bone dry) and don’t worry about pairing the wine to dish.

Enjoy your NA wine the way you like it.  If you like to create harmony between the non alcoholic wine and the food, you’ll need some sweetness in the wine to offset the heat and spice.  Add a pinch of monk fruit sweetener to your glass. Choose whites like Riesling or Gewurztraminer or a pink rose. These varieties taste great when bone dry or sweet.  So they will take well to the added sweetener.  The non alcoholic wine’s sweetness will nicely offset the heat and spice. 

Zero Alcohol Wine Tips:

ALCOHOL AND KETOSIS:

To support your Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, opt for quality, non-alcoholic wines that are low-carb and low in sugar. Additionally, alcohol does not align with a keto diet or low-carb lifestyle. Moreover, your liver processes alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Furthermore, your body will metabolize alcohol as fuel before utilizing food, which can decelerate fat burning and may lead to the storage of carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Moreover, alcohol consumption stimulates the appetite, potentially causing overeating.

ALCOHOL AND HEALTH:

Did you know that when you consume alcohol, your liver has to work extra hard to break it down? This can result in damage to your liver. Furthermore, it can elevate your risk of health issues such as inflammation and cancer, particularly with heavy consumption. Additionally, alcohol can disrupt your blood sugar levels, leaving you feeling dehydrated and disrupting your body’s normal functions.

NON-ALCOHOLIC WINE AND HEALTH BENEFITS:

Non-alcoholic wines with minimal carbs and sugar are advantageous for your health. They not only aid in weight management, blood sugar control, and hydration but also contain essential nutrients and antioxidants from grapes that can decrease your risk of health conditions like heart disease. Consequently, since they lack alcohol, they’re ideal for socializing without any adverse effects, promoting feelings of happiness and reduced stress.

WHAT ARE OTHER KETO LAZY RECIPES CAN I ENJOY?

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Sunflower Seed Risotto

Big Mac Salad

Fresh Pasta Salmon

Apple Butter Ribs

One Pot Pasta

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU NEED TO PREPARE THIS RECIPE?

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HOW TO I MAKE KETO NOODLES FOR MY KETO LAZY PAD THAI?

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Keto Lazy Chicken Pad Thai

KETO LAZY CHICKEN PAD THAI


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Description

Keto Lazy Chicken Pad Thai is a super tasty and filling dish.  The recipe uses chicken, low-carb noodles, garlic, lime juice, coconut aminos, onions, and cashews.  If you are hunting for a Thai pasta dish paired with wine, check out this recipe!

 


Ingredients

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  • Noodles:
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil (for water)
  • Sauce:
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 small red chili, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Swerve Brown Sugar
  • Juice from half a lime
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Aminos
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes (preferably free-range)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten with a drop of water
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts (optional for garnish)
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted cashews, chopped
  • 2 lime wedges (optional for garnish)

Instructions

  • Follow the instructions for making the noodles as described in the recipe, using the adjusted ingredients.
  • For the sauce, use 1 garlic clove, 1 small red chili, 1 tablespoon Swerve Brown Sugar, juice from half a lime, 1 tablespoon Coconut Aminos, and 2 tablespoons water.
  • Cook the sauce as described in the recipe, then remove from heat and set aside.
  • Cook the chicken and scramble the eggs as described in the recipe.
  • Add the chives and sauce to the skillet with the chicken and eggs, and mix well.
  • Add the noodles and gently toss to coat with the sauce.
  • Divide the noodles between 4 bowls and garnish each with bean sprouts, roasted cashews, and lime wedges.

Notes

  • You can add any protein to this dish like salmon, ground pork or turkey or beef. 
  • Even though the carbs per serving are low, you’ll want more!  For many 1 serving is just not enough.  So this recipe for 4 may only feed 2 people.  Hence why it’s called “lazy.”
  • The nutritional value of this dish is based on the keto version and is approximate.  The net carbs per serving is 8.
  • (Note: The nutritional information provided is a courtesy and is approximate only.  We cannot guarantee the nutritional accuracy of any recipe on this site.  We cannot know what brands you use or how accurately you follow the recipe or what you like to add creatively to the dish. Use the information as a general guideline only.) 
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 3
  • Category: KETO LAZY
  • Method: BOIL
  • Cuisine: DINNER

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 530
  • Sugar: 1
  • Sodium: 200
  • Fat: 38
  • Saturated Fat: 8
  • Unsaturated Fat: 26
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 15
  • Fiber: 7
  • Protein: 30
  • Cholesterol: 200

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