April 09, 2021 2 min read

A satisfying, easy-to-prepare, and delicious meal is possible when you are on a keto or low-carb diet. Kelp Noodles by Sea Tangle Noodle Company are low-carb choices that can allow you to have pasta and noodle dishes while staying in ketosis or on a low-calorie plan. This recipe for chicken lo mein with kelp noodles can be ready in minutes, and you can tweak the vegetables and seasonings to suit your tastes.

Low in Carbohydrates and Calories

Kelp Noodles by Sea Tangle Noodle Company are amazingly low in carbohydrates and calories. Each serving has only 2 grams of net carbohydrates, including 3 grams of total carbs and 1 gram of fiber. They have only 6 calories, making them about 93% lower in calories than regular pasta!

Kelp is a naturally nutritious food with a high density of vitamins and minerals. Kelp Noodles by Sea Tangle Noodle Company contain 15% of the daily value for calcium and are a natural source of iodine. This lo mein recipe is packed with protein from chicken, and you can add more fiber, antioxidants, and other nutrients by increasing the vegetable amount.

Kelp Noodles Are Easy to Prepare

It is easy to prepare Kelp Noodles by Sea Tangle Noodle Company. Just drain them and you can use them! If you prefer, as in this recipe, you can rinse them for a while in hot water, and then cut them into the size you prefer. You can then use them in your favorite noodle recipe. The noodles will soften up as you cook them, or you can use them in salads, such as kelp noodle salad. Great recipes with kelp noodles include pad thai, ramen soup, chow mein, or, of course, chicken lo mein as shown below! 

Recipe for Keto Chicken Lo Mein with Kelp Noodles

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. skinless chicken thighs in strips or cubes
  • 1 tablespoon of olive or sesame oil
  • 2 to 4 cloves of chopped garlic
  • ⅓ cup of grated or shredded carrots
  • 2 sliced green onions, plus 1 sliced green onion for serving
  • ¾ to 1 cup of chopped broccoli florets or stalks, or bell pepper or mushroom slices

(for the sauce):

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (low-sodium is okay)
  • 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of rice wine, mirin, or Shaoxing wine (Asian cooking wine)
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar substitute, such as stevia, erythritol, or monkfruit
  • Dash of white pepper or to taste
  • (optional) chili sauce or Sriracha

Directions

  1. Make the sauce by stirring together all the ingredients well. 
  2. Prepare the kelp noodles according to the package directions or by rinsing them in hot water for up to 1 minute. Separate the noodles with your hands and set them aside.
  3. Heat the olive or sesame oil and add the garlic and chicken. Let it brown slightly.
  4. Add the vegetables, except for reserved green onion, and cook.
  5. Add the noodles and sauce. Toss and continue to cook and stir for about 5 minutes.
  6. Serve and garnish with the green onions. 

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