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Low Carb Lo Mein

A quick and easy healthy takeout recipe you can make at home, this Low Carb Lo Mein recipe is keto friendly. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese / American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
marinate 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 295 kcal
Author Sheena Strain

Ingredients

  • 2 yellow squash
  • 1 lb chicken breast sliced thin

LOW CARB LO MEIN MARINADE

  • 2 tbsp dry sherry
  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos or low sodium gluten free soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh root ginger, peeled and grated Do not use powdered ginger!

LOW CARB LO MEIN STIR FRY

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 green bell pepper sliced thin
  • 4 green onions sliced
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes optional

Instructions

  1. Cut the chicken breast into thin strips.

  2. Marinate the chicken in dry sherry, coconut aminos, garlic, and peeled and grated fresh root ginger (do not use powdered ginger) for 30 minutes.

  3. While the chicken is marinating slice the green bell pepper and green onions as directed

  4. Using a julienne peeler or spiralizer, prepare the yellow squash into noodles. 

  5. Microwave the zucchini noodles in a covered dish for up to one minute until they are just barely cooked. Then place on a paper towel and pat dry to remove excess liquid.

  6. Heat 1 tbsp coconut oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high heat until hot, then drain the chicken from the marinade (reserve marinade) and add to the pan and let it cook for about 4 minutes per side, then remove from the pan.

  7. Add 1 tbsp of coconut oil, then the green bell pepper slices, and cook them for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently.

  8. Pour in the remaining marinade and cook it for a further 1-2 minutes over a medium heat then add back the chicken, zucchini noodles,  green onions and finally the sesame oil and stir it all really well to mix the flavors. 

  9. Serve immediately while hot from the skillet, and sprinkle with red pepper flakes if desired. 

Recipe Notes

Root Ginger - use only root ginger, this is not interchangeable with powdered ginger that you typically use in baking. You should be able to find ginger root at any grocery store so just ask if you are not sure. You need to peel it first and then grate it or finely chop it.

Storage - While you can reheat this recipe, I think it's best served right away as the 'zoodles' tend to get soggy when they are left sitting for a while. However, if you don't mind that it will keep for three or four days in the fridge. 

Substitutions - you can sub the yellow squash for a green zucchini instead, and if you don't use alcohol you can omit the sherry but it may negatively  affect the flavor of the recipe. 

Carb Count - soy sauce usually has less carbs than coconut aminos, and the carbs can vary quite a bit between coconut amino brands. I prefer to use coconut aminos as it's milder and naturally sweeter even though it adds a few more carbs. 

Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Lo Mein
Amount Per Serving
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 605mg26%
Potassium 781mg22%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 755IU15%
Vitamin C 44.6mg54%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.