Looking for a dinner that’s jam-packed with flavor? Look no further than this super easy, keto pad Thai. It’s full of veggies and protein, and it is covered in a delectable sauce that’ll make it hard not to slurp up every last bite!
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This keto pad thai is absolutely addictive, plus:
- Fast. Comes together quickly + easily.
- Customizable. Easy to swap the veggies and proteins for ingredients you have on hand.
- Delicious. All the amazing flavors we love, without the carbs.
These inexpensive ingredients come together to make an incredible keto pad Thai. Here are some ingredients you may have questions about:
- Fish sauce adds umami flavor to the pad thai sauce, and shouldn’t be skipped.
- Swerve, to add a touch of sweetness to the sauce. Swerve and Lakanto are my favorite keto sweeteners–both are made from erythritol and can be used as a 1:1 swap with traditional sugar.
- Zoodles – We’re swapping carby noodles for zucchini noodles–feel free to spiralize your own or grab a container from the store. Just don’t use frozen zucchini as it’s often soggy.
This keto pad Thai is easy to customize to your liking–I strongly recommend tasting the sauce and adjusting it based on your preferences. It’s easy to add a bit more salt, sweetener, etc. after mixing everything together. Here are some other ways to tweak it:
- Don’t want to use zoodles? Use other veggie noodles, such as spaghetti squash (ala spaghetti squash pad Thai), butternut squash noodles, shirataki noodles, or even a store-bought almond flour pasta that you love.
- Want more protein? Make this low carb pad thai shrimp, pork, or whatever you’re craving.
- Want to sneak in some more vegetables? Take a cue from my keto chicken stir fry, or this keto beef and broccoli, and add more chopped veggies like chopped broccoli, cauliflower, or sliced mushrooms.
Tools To Make
This recipe doesn’t require fancy kitchen gadgets to throw together. Here’s what you need, and if you don’t have it, how you can modify:
- A spiralizer – If you’re making your own noodles, you’ll need a spiralizer to transform your veggies into zoodles! Don’t have a spiralizer? Use a box grater to get your zucchini in a similar shape, or buy pre-spiralized zoodles.
- A large pan – This dish is amazing because it’s cooked in one pan! A large pan like a wok is best because we’ll have everything in it at once, but a large skillet will work fine as well.
Not much to this keto pad Thai, although there are a few important tips and tricks to keep in mind:
- Prep everything in advance – Cut and set up your ingredients mise en place. This dish cooks really fast, so when you have all the ingredients ready to go, you can cycle them in and out of the hot pan.
- Don’t overcook your zoodles – this is the easiest way to make them soggy.
- Toss your leftovers before serving – zucchini will release liquid as it cools. Simply toss everything together before serving again.
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- 4 Eggs whisked
- 2 Tablespoon Avocado or vegetable oil
- 1 Pound Chicken Breast sliced into strips
- Kosher Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- 2 Garlic Clove minced
- 1 Cup Diced Scallions
- 3 Medium Zucchinis spiralized using Blade C. Or 3 cups of pre-spiralized noodles.
For the sauce:
- 3 Tablespoons Lime Juice
- 2 Tablespoon Fish Sauce
- 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
- 1 Tablespoon Sriracha
- 1 Tablespoon Swerve or Lakanto granular. Can sub for sweetener of choice
- 2 Tablespoon Fresh Cilantro
- 1/4 Cup Roasted Peanuts roughly chopped
- Mix sauce ingredients together in a medium bowl and set aside.
- Add half the oil to a large pan, and heat over medium. Once oil is shimmering, add the eggs and scramble until cooked through. Set aside on a plate.
- Add the remaining oil to the pan, along with the chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Once cooked through (no longer pink), push cooked chicken to the side of your skillet. If no oil remains in the pan add an additional tablespoon, as well as your garlic and scallions. Stir constantly until the scallions begin to soften, about 1-2 minutes.
- Add the sauce, eggs, and noodles. Toss so that everything is well coated. Continue to cook just until the noodles begin to soften (otherwise they'll get soggy!), about 2 minutes.
- Garnish with cilantro, scallions, and peanuts. Enjoy!