Low carb chicken stir-fry with shirataki noodles
- ½ lb 220 g shirataki noodles
- ¾ lb 325 g boneless chicken thighs
- 3 tbsp 3 tbsp coconut oil or light olive oil
- 3 oz. (¾ cup) 85 g (200 ml) celery stalk, choppedcelery stalks, chopped
- 5 oz. 140 g oyster mushroom, dicedoyster mushrooms, diced
- ½ (2½ oz.) ½ (70 g) yellow bell pepper, slicedyellow bell peppers, sliced
- salt and ground black pepper
- 2 tbsp 2 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp 1 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp 1 tbsp rice vinegar or cider vinegar
- 1½ tbsp 1½ tbsp tamari soy sauce
- 2 tsp 2 tsp sriracha sauce
- 1 1 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
- 1 1 lime, zested and juicedlimes, zested and juiced
- Place the noodles in a colander and rinse well under running water for 1-2 minutes. Squeeze out all the water. The less water, the better the texture will be.
- Cut the chicken into thin strips and season with salt and pepper. Heat up oil in a frying pan or wok and fry the chicken on medium heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Once the chicken begins to slightly brown, add the celery, mushrooms, and bell pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Mix all ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl. Combine well and set aside.
- Add the noodles to the pan of chicken and vegetables. Keep frying for 2 more minutes.
- Add half the sauce to the pan and toss to combine. Save the rest for serving so you can adjust the flavor to suit your taste.
It's important to first rinse the noodles really well in cold water in order to remove as much of the liquid (they came packed in) as possible. This rinsing eliminates a potentially unpleasant aftertaste.
The noodles can be consumed as they are or can be prepared in different ways. Try boiling them in water or broth for a few minutes, or try frying them in oil or butter. You can also heat them up in the microwave.
Then fry them for about 10 minutes (without any butter or oil) to get rid of the moisture. This will give the noodles a nicer texture.
The noodles should be steaming quite a bit. Make sure to stir them so they don't start shrinking and get to dry. When the steam gets less, take them off.
Then the shirataki noodles are ready to be used for whatever dish you're preparing.
I use the "Lifesum" app to track my foods.
And when I entered the ingredients into the app, It said 4 carbs (and 0 net carbs)
Why so? Am I doing something wrong, is this app perhaps not to be trusted?
Ps. I use 5 kcal, 0 carb shirataki noodles.
You can also try zoodles/zuchini spiralized into noodles but it would add carbs as well. You may be able to order the shirataki noodles online.
Hi, Lilly! That brand would be best to avoid due to the added flours.
Thanks so much for your feedback. We've listened, re-tested this recipe, and improved it. We hope once you try it again yourself, you'll notice the difference — and love it as much as we do.
The recipe team
P.S. To keep the comments section up-to-date, we've gone ahead and removed any comments regarding the now-resolved issues. Thanks!