Keto Chicken Pad Thai - Gluten Free, Low Carb, Dairy Free, THM S (2023)

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Keto Chicken Pad Thai has all the flavors of the traditional rice noodle dish, but with just a fraction of the carbs! An authentic and tasty keto pad thai with chicken! Sweet, sour, salty and spicy, this pad thai will hit all your taste buds. A super easy meal for 4 and ready in just 30 minutes!

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Why order takeout when you can have authentic and delicious Pad Thai ready in just 30 minutes? This Keto Pad Thai recipe is a must have for anyone on a low carb diet. Enjoy the delicious flavors of this timeless dish without compromising your health goals.

The first time I tried pad Thai at a restaurant, I loved it. Pad Thai is one of the most famous dishes in Thai cuisine. It is a fried noodle dish typically with shrimp or chicken, bean sprouts, eggs, peanuts and a spicy sauce made with tamarind paste and fish sauce. It's been a favorite ever since. This is why I needed a low carb keto diet version here at Joy Filled Eats. I knew I couldn't be the only one who loves this classic dish.

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fish sauce- The fish sauce adds a salty touch to the dish.

Rice vinegarRice vinegar is a crucial ingredient in many Asian cuisines, and Pad Thai sauce is no exception. This flavorful vinegar adds a tangy, slightly sweet flavor to the dish that perfectly balances the other ingredients. If you're looking for an authentic pad thai taste, rice vinegar is a must.

Sambal oelek (chili paste)- Sambal oelek is a popular chili paste that has been used in Southeast Asian cooking for centuries. This fiery seasoning is made from crushed red pepper, vinegar, salt, and sometimes sugar or garlic. Its bold flavor and spicy kick make it an essential ingredient in many traditional dishes such as Pad Thai.

peanut butter- Pad Thai is traditionally made with tamarind paste. However, those who are not a fan of tamarind or do not have access to it can use peanut butter instead. Peanut butter adds a creamy texture and nutty flavor to Thai food that complements the other ingredients perfectly. Peanut butter also provides a healthy dose of protein, making this dish more filling and filling. Plus, using peanut butter instead of tamarind eliminates the need for sugar, which can make this already healthy meal even better for you.

coco aminos- Coconut amino acids are a popular alternative to soy sauce that has gained popularity over the years. This delicious spice is made from the juice of coconut flowers and is used as a seasoning in many dishes, particularly in Asian cuisine. Coconut amino acids have become increasingly popular with those looking for low-carb recipes, as well as gluten-free, vegan, and paleo-friendly alternatives to traditional soy sauce.

fresh lemon juice- Fresh lemon adds the best flavor, but you can substitute it for bottled in a pinch.

liquid stevia- You can also add a sugar-free sweetener of your choice, such as a brown sugar substitute sweetener. Whichever sweetener you prefer in your keto recipes, it will work here.

Shirataki-noedels- I talk about this at length later in the post. You can also use spaghetti squash, heart of palm pasta or zucchini pasta.

chicken breast- I usually use chicken breast because it has a mild flavor, but chicken thighs work too.

Eggs- The addition of egg boosts the protein, adds flavor, and helps the sauce stick to the noodles.

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Red-haired- Fresh ginger adds the best flavor.

Garlic- I recommend using fresh garlic as well.

slow UI- The chives add a nice color and flavor.

Mung taugé- Mung bean sprouts are traditionally used in this dish.

Pinda's- Roasted salted peanuts give the best flavor and crunch.

coriander leaves- Cilantro gives a lively and fresh flavor to the dish.

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How to do Keto Pad Thai

Step 1:prepare fresh products

Start by washing and drying the fresh produce. Slice the scallions thinly, keeping the white and green parts separate. Remove the coriander leaves from the stems and chop coarsely until you have about ⅓ cup. Peel and finely chop the garlic and ginger.

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Step 2:sliced ​​chicken

Cut the chicken breasts in half to thin them, then cut the chicken into small pieces. Depending on how thick the chicken breasts are and your personal preferences, you can skip the butterfly, but I find it gives the chicken a more traditional Thai feel and cooks faster.

Stage 3:Meng Keto Pad Thai Sauce

Add the fish sauce, rice vinegar, peanut butter, coconut aminos, lime juice and stevia to a small bowl. Add up to 1 tbsp of Sambal Oelek (or other chili paste) depending on how spicy you like your pad thai. Whisk the sauce until smooth and well combined.

*Note: You can substitute soy sauce for coconut amino acids. They taste similar, but I prefer the added sweetness the coconut amino acids provide.

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Step 4:Fry Keto Pad Thai Base

Heat a wok or large pot over medium to medium heat. Add a drizzle of oil (I used sesame oil) and sauté the minced garlic and ginger for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Stir continuously so the garlic doesn't burn.

After 30 seconds, add 1 tbsp of Sambal Oelek and the sliced ​​spring onion. Continue to fry in skillet over medium heat for 2-3 minutes until scallions are soft.

Full of flavor, this base allows us to get away with a lighter sauce (and low in carbs) while still maintaining the flavor of the dish!

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Step 5:fried chicken

When the bottom is cooked, add the chicken to the wok or pan and stir-fry with the keto pad thai base for about 5 minutes, or until the chicken is browned on the outside and cooked through.

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Step 6:Beat the eggs and prepare the pasta

While the chicken is cooking, beat two eggs with a whisk or fork until well blended. Drain the Shirataki noodles and rinse well under hot water for about 2 minutes or until the wrapper smell is gone and the taste is off.

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Step 7:Shirataki-noedels koken

When the chicken is cooked, pour the chicken/base mixture completely out of the wok and set aside. Add the noodles to the empty wok (using no oil) and stir-fry it over medium heat for 5-7 minutes to remove all excess water.

You want the noodles to have a firm, noodle-like texture. Be careful not to overcook the pasta or it will lose that texture.

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Stage 8:Fried eggs

When the noodles are cooked, stir in the beaten eggs and saute/sauté the noodles until cooked through, about 2-3 minutes.

Step 9:Meng Keto Pad Thai

Once the eggs are cooked, add the chicken base mixture back into the wok with the eggs and noodles. Add the bean sprouts and stir in the Thai sauce. Continue to fry and toss for 2-3 minutes until well blended and heated through.

Sprinkle the keto pad thai with the chives, cilantro and chopped peanuts. There you go, a super easy and delicious keto chicken pad thai in less than 30 minutes. Makes 4-6 large servings, so you have enough for the whole family + some extra leftovers!

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Spicy- Red pepper flakes or chili paste can easily add as much heat as you like. Sambal oelek can be added to this dish to give it an extra layer of spice and complexity. The mild acidity of the chili paste also helps to balance the sweetness of the tamarind sauce.

Vegetables- Add your choice.

Common questions

Is Pad Thai keto?

Regular Pad Thai is not keto. It is mostly made with rice noodles, which are made from rice and are high in carbohydrates.

What noodles do you use for a Keto Pad Thai?

I use Shirataki noodles (aka miracle noodles) for my keto pad thai. Popular in Asian dishes, these noodles are made from ground konjac yam.

If you haven't heard of Shirataki Noodles yet, let me introduce you to your new best friend!

Shirataki noodles are 97% water and 3% fiber, which means they have 0 net carbs per serving and nearly 0 calories per serving. They are the perfect pasta for weight loss.

Where can you buy Keto Pad Thai Noodles?

Shirataki noodles might seem like an obscure ingredient, but it's actually pretty easy to find! Every world market or Asian market has them.

They are also increasingly available at health food stores such as Whole Foods or Trader Joe's. I've even seen Shirataki noodles at my local Walmart! learn more aboutshirataki-noedelshere.

What is the taste of Shirataki Noodles?

Shirataki noodles are virtually flavorless, making them perfect for this keto pad thai's savory sauce. The noodles come in a packet of water and when you open it for the first time you might get a nasty smell, but fear not!

Simply drain the pasta and rinse well to remove the odor. Cook the noodles in a wok or pan without oilto completely remove excess water and give them a more familiar noodle texture.

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Keto Kip Pad Thai

An authentic and tasty keto chicken pad thai! Sweet, sour, salty and spicy, this pad thai will hit all your taste buds. A super easy meal for 4 and ready in just 30 minutes!

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Setup time:10minutes minutes

Cooking time:20minutes minutes

Total time:30minutes minutes

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Servings:4 people





  • 3 soup spoon fish sauce
  • 1 soup spoon rice vinegar
  • 1 soup spoon sambal oelek (chili pepper, use 1 tsp if you like it less spicy)
  • 1 soup spoon peanut butter
  • 1 soup spoon coconut aminos
  • 2 soup spoon lemonade
  • 5 drops evening meal

Keto Pad Thai

  • 1 16 ounces packaged shirataki-noedels
  • 1 lago chicken fillet, butter and cut into small pieces
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • ½ soup spoon ginger, minced meat
  • 2 garlic clove garlic, minced meat
  • 3 grande scallions, thinly sliced, keeping the whites and greens separate
  • 1 soup spoon sambal oelek
  • 1 ½ cups bean sprouts
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  • ¼ Cup peanut, chopped
  • Cup coriander leaves, chopped

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  • Wash and dry fresh produce. Thinly slice the scallions, keep the white and green separate. Peel and finely chop the ginger and garlic. Coarsely chop the coriander leaves.

  • Butterfly the chicken fillet and cut into small pieces.

  • In a small bowl, mix all sauce ingredients until well combined and smooth.

  • Heat a drizzle of oil (I used sesame oil) in a wok or large pan over medium heat. Add the ginger and garlic and sauté until fragrant (about 30 seconds), stirring frequently. Add the white scallions and 1 tbsp sambal oelek to the wok with ginger and garlic and continue to saute until the scallions are softened, about 2-3 minutes.

  • Once the white part of the spring onion is soft, add the chicken to the wok with the ginger, garlic, spring onion and sambal oelek. Fry the chicken for 5 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked through.

  • While chicken is cooking, beat 2 eggs until well blended. Drain the shirataki noodles and rinse thoroughly under hot water for about 2 minutes.

  • When the chicken is ready, remove the chicken, fry the wok or pan and set aside. Add shiratki noodles to the wok and stir-fry the noodles until firm, about 5-7 minutes.

  • When the noodles are ready, add the beaten eggs to the wok with the noodles and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until the eggs are cooked through. Stir frequently to break/scramble the eggs.

  • When the eggs are cooked, add the chicken stir-fry, Thai sauce and bean sprouts to the wok. Continue to fry for about 2 minutes until all ingredients are well mixed.

  • Top with scallions, crushed peanuts and cilantro to serve. To like!

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Calories:268|Carbohydrates:8G|Egg white:32G|Veterinarian:11G|Saturated fat:2G|Cholesterol:154mg|Sodium:1334mg|Potassium:692mg|Fiber:2G|Sugar:3G|Vitamin A:430UI|Vitamin C:13.1mg|Calcium:55mg|Ferro:2mg

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Originally published March 19, 2019. Revised and republished May 16, 2023.


Is pad thai typically gluten-free? ›

In short, traditional pad thai ingredients are naturally gluten-free, but before you order pad thai at a restaurant, be sure to ask for a list of ingredients and inquire about their prep space.

What are shirataki noodles keto? ›

Shirataki Noodles are also known as miracle noodles or zero calorie noodles. They're originally from Japan and made from glucomannan, a type of fiber from the root of the konjac plant. They're very filling, yet contain no digestible carbs and are low in calories, making them perfect for those on the keto diet.

Are rice noodles in pad thai gluten-free? ›

Is Pad Thai normally gluten-free? No, it is not. While the noodles are rice based, the sauces, such as soy sauce and oyster sauce usually contain gluten, which means pad thai is typically not safe for celiacs to consume.

Is pad thai dairy free? ›

Pad Thai is one of the most popular Thai dishes and yes, it's dairy-free! This dairy-free Thai food is made with rice noodles, tofu, vegetables, and a delicious sauce.

What Thai food is naturally gluten-free? ›

  • Thai Dining: Gluten-Free. ...
  • Pad Thai: Rice noodles stir-fried with Pad Thai peanut sauce, chicken, shrimp, egg, bean sprouts, ...
  • Bean Thread Noodles: Bean thread noodles are thin, transparent noodles made from ground. ...
  • Thai Fried Rice: Fried rice with Thai vegetables and a choice of chicken, pork or shrimp.

What makes pad thai gluten-free? ›

Yes, pad thai noodles are gluten free if you use rice noodles. Pad Thai is typically made with rice noodles. As always, make sure to check the labels for each ingredient.

Is it OK to eat konjac noodles everyday? ›

While the konjac noodles seem like a miracle discovery with few calories and carbohydrates, I would caution you to consume them in moderation like you would any other food. You need a balance of macronutrients to feel your best and you don't want to get too much of any individual food (even healthy ones).

Which noodle is lowest in carbs? ›

Shirataki Noodles and Tofu Shirataki Noodles

If you're counting carbs and craving pasta, these are your best bet. Shirataki noodles are a traditional Japanese product made from a fiber called glucomannan, which is produced from konjac, an Asian root vegetable.

Why can't I digest shirataki noodles? ›

It is not that you cannot digest shirataki noodles, but rather that the human body is not well equipped to digest them. Shirataki noodles are made from the konjac plant, which is rich in a type of insoluble dietary fiber that is resistant to digestion by the enzymes in the human digestive tract.

Which Thai noodle is gluten-free? ›

Thai Restaurant Gluten-Free Tips

When ordering a noodle dish, choose rice noodles and avoid egg noodles.

Does Thai food have dairy and gluten? ›

The great news, is that authentic Thai food is traditionally dairy free, with many of the dishes also being gluten free. To all gluten and dairy intolerants, never fear, there are many tasty and much loved Thailand delicacies to share.

Are rice noodles gluten-free and dairy free? ›

Yes, most rice noodles are gluten-free because they contain rice flour and water, although as always, please check the ingredients, just in case. You will find it in most supermarkets as they are traditional in Asian recipes.

Are rice noodles gluten and dairy free? ›

The good news first: All rice varieties are gluten free – including the confusingly named glutinous rice! But you knew that. And you probably already know that rice paper and most rice noodles are also safe selections. Many Asian dishes using vermicelli or rice stick noodles can be suitable.

Can you have rice noodles on keto? ›

Basically any noodle or pasta that is made with flour or rice is out. Flour pastas like spaghetti, ziti, penne, and fettuccini are not keto friendly. Rice noodles and egg noodles are also out, because they are made with rice flour and wheat flour plus eggs, respectively.

Which cuisine is most gluten-free? ›

The Top 8 International Cuisines for Gluten Free Eaters
  • Mexican.
  • Latin American.
  • Thai.
  • Japanese.
  • Indian.
  • Greek.
  • Middle Eastern.
  • Italian.

Does teriyaki have gluten? ›

Traditionally, teriyaki sauce is made with soy sauce, which is not gluten-free because it contains wheat.

Is Jasmine Rice gluten-free? ›

There are many individual varieties of rice that fall into these categories, such as basmati, jasmine, and Texmati. All are gluten-free, but generally, whole-grain rice is more nutritious. The bran layers are rich in: Minerals.

Is PF Chang's frozen pad thai gluten free? ›

Is Chicken Pad Thai gluten-free? P.F. Chang's Chicken Pad Thai can be ordered gluten-free upon request. When dining in, please alert your server of any allergies before placing your order.

Is lo mein gluten free? ›

Is lo mein gluten free? No! Lo mein is not usually gluten free. Even if the sauce is thickened with gluten free cornstarch, like many are, conventional soy sauce is made with wheat, so it's not gluten free.

Does soy sauce have gluten? ›

Despite its name, soy sauce is not made solely from soy in many cases. Instead, soy sauce is usually made with wheat, soybeans, salt and water, which means most soy sauces contain gluten. However, some soy sauces are gluten-free, making these varieties an option even if you're on a gluten-free diet.

What is Pad Thai made of? ›

Pad Thai is stir-fry dish made with rice noodles, shrimp, chicken, or tofu, peanuts, a scrambled egg and bean sprouts. The ingredients are sautéed together in a wok and tossed in a delicious Pad Thai sauce.

Does Pad Thai have flour? ›

In most Pad Thai recipes, there won't be any flour in the dish. With the texture of the noodles and sauce, you might think that flour has been added to thicken the sauce (and it might be so!), but for many recipes, the starch from the rice noodles mixed with the sauce is what thickens up the sauce in this dish.

Do rice noodles have gluten in them? ›

The good news first: All rice varieties are gluten free – including the confusingly named glutinous rice! But you knew that. And you probably already know that rice paper and most rice noodles are also safe selections. Many Asian dishes using vermicelli or rice stick noodles can be suitable.

What are Pad Thai noodles made out of? ›

Pad thai is made with soaked dried rice noodles, which are stir-fried with eggs and chopped firm tofu , and is flavored with tamarind pulp, fish sauce , dried shrimp , garlic or shallots , red chili pepper and palm sugar and served with lime wedges and often chopped roasted peanuts.

Why is Pad Thai so healthy? ›

Pad thai is a nutrient-dense dish offering many nutrients and health benefits, primarily from: Flat rice noodles: They are rich in carbs, which serve as an energy source to fuel our bodies, and selenium, an essential mineral that supports the immune system.

What is the pink thing in Pad Thai? ›

The thread-thin rice noodles are enriched by coconut milk and tinted an iconic pink colour by red bean curd.

Is lo mein or Pad Thai healthier? ›

Is Pad Thai or Lo Mein healthier? Pad Thai has 357 calories per cup whereas Lo Mein has 310 calories for the same serving. These calorie comparisons are based on the traditional ingredients in these noodle dishes. The calorie count may vary depending on the vegetables used as well as the protein that is added.

Can celiacs eat Thai food? ›

Because most dishes in Thai cuisine are naturally gluten-free, you have plenty of potential choices if you're ordering off a regular menu. Even so, you still want to ask about the gluten-free status of any dishes you are interested in and confirm that cross-contact with gluten is being avoided.


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