If you are doing low carb or keto then you know noodles tend to be off the menu. I found these great konjac noodles that work as a sub in most recipes that have zero net carbs.
Yes, the texture is a little weird…to me anyway…. they are far chewier than “normal” noodles. But in a ramen soup they work very well! I used the Angel hair version from NuPasta but there are many brands out there to try! My recipe makes 3 servings of ramen. The nutritional counts per serving are: 293 calories, 16 fat, 10.3 carbs, 4.3 fiber, and 29 protein. That’s 7 net carbs for a hearty bowl of ramen noodles! Perfect for keto or low carb diets or if you just want to try something a little different!
Be sure to enter your ingredients into your own nutritional tracker if you need exact counts – they vary depending on size and brand.
Keto Chicken Ramen
4 chicken thighs (boneless, skinless)
1 1/4 tsp olive oil
1 1/4 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp tomato paste
2 tsp rice wine vinegar
1/2 tsp sriracha
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp ginger, minced
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 cup baby bok choy
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1 box Campbell’s Pho broth (about 4 cups)
1 box Nupasta Angel Hair konjac noodles, rinsed and set in hot water
3soft boiled eggs, peeled
1 tsp sesame seeds
3/4 cup green onions, diced
1/2 – 1 tsp sriracha
1/2 package dried seaweed
Prepare chicken – mix all the chicken marinade ingredients together in a large Ziplock bag (or bowl). Shake the chicken in the bag to coat well. Marinade 2 hours up to overnight.
After marinating for several hours, up to overnight, broil the chicken for about 5 minutes on each side to cook. (You can also grill if you prefer). Slice or chop the chicken after it is cooked.
Assemble the ramen – Stir fry the bok choy in the 1/2 tsp of sesame oil until just wilted. At the same time bring the Pho broth to a boil. Pour into serving bowls.
Add in the cooked bok choy, broiled chicken, konjac noodles. Top with the boiled egg, green onions, sesame seeds, and seaweed. Season with extra sriracha, if desired.
Soy sauce is also a great addition for serving. If you can’t get the Pho broth then chicken or pork broth will also work.
I’m a newcomer when it comes to making ramen but I have to say… I’m a big fan! I can’t wait to try different combinations of ingredients.