This is one of my absolute favorite keto dishes. It’s a little messy to make but still easy peasy and a whole bowl of this ridiculously delicious comfort food is only 10 net carbs.
According to MyFitnessPal, one servings (recipe makes 4) is: 420 calories, 22 fat, 14.5 carbs, 4.5 fiber, 42 protein. (So 10 net carbs). Of course, as always, macros can vary depending on brands, cut of meat, and sizes so if you are tracking be sure to enter your own into a nutritional calculator!
The flavor and texture of this dish are what make it so addicting. The fact that it is healthy is a bonus!
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 clove garlic
1 lb chicken (breasts, thighs, or drumsticks will work)
1 1/2 cups of unsweetened coconut milk
2 Tbsp red curry paste
3 tsp fish sauce
6 Tbsp crunchy peanut butter
salt and pepper
pinch of Swerve (or other sweetener)
4 medium zucchini, spiralized
Heat oil in a large skillet. Add in garlic and chicken. (If you are using drumsticks, leave them whole, if you are using breasts/thighs, dice them up). Cook until chicken is almost done, turning over as necessary. While chicken is cooking, whisk together coconut milk, red curry paste, fish sauce, peanut butter, swerve, and salt & pepper.
Pour sauce over the chicken in the pan. Turn heat to low and continue simmer for about 10 – 15 minutes, stirring as needed to prevent sticking.
While chicken is cooking: prepare your zoodles. If you don’t have a spiralizer to make your zoodles you can simple slice the zucchini into very thin strips. This is more time consuming but will work.
Cook zoodles in a pan just until heated through; about 5 – 8 minutes, stirring frequently. Do not overcook the zoodles or they will be mushy. You just need to heat them through!
When ready to eat: place zoodles in a bowl (one serving of a medium zucchini is about 2 cups of zoodles)
Spoon chicken and sauce over the zoodles and serve hot.
This also reheats very well the next day or so but, FYI, zoodles do not freeze well.
Whether you make it with pieces of chicken or cut up meat, it’s equally as delicious. Use your favorite!
Whether or not you are following low carb eating, this dish is a fabulous one to try. Healthy, filling, affordable, and delicious. What’s not to love?