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This recipe for Pad Thai Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) is the perfect easy 30 minute one pan stir-fry meal. Best of all, it's full of all the authentic flavors of the popular restaurant favorite in a grain free version. So delicious and way better and healthier than takeout! Great for Sunday meal prep and packing into school and work lunchboxes and lunch bowls.

Pad Thai Zoodles {Zucchini Noodles}

Pad Thai Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles) - is the perfect healthy and low carb stir fry. Loaded with vegetables, chicken, shrimp and a flavor-packed homemade Pad Thai Sauce that’s the perfect balance of sweet, spicy, and tangy!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword 30 minute, healthy pad thai, keto, low carb asian meals, low carb dinner, low carb pad thai, whole30
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 218 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

Pad Thai Sauce

  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste OR sugar-free (Whole30 compliant) ketchup
  • 1-1/2 Tablespoons fish sauce , you can also use Vegan Fysh Sauce or leave out & use Trader Joe's Umami and Mushroom powder instead
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice OR apple cider vinegar
  • 1-2 teaspoons your favorite low carb sweetener erythritol or monk fruit sweetener (leave out for Whole30 & use date paste instead)
  • 1-2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce (sambal oelek)(optional and to taste depending on how comfortable your spice tolerance is)

For the Pad Thai Zoodles:

  • 1 medium boneless , skinless chicken breast, sliced thinly (leave out for a meatless version)
  • salt and pepper , to taste
  • 4-5 medium zucchini
  • 4-5 Tablespoons avocado oil , divided
  • 4 medium raw shrimp , shells removed (leave out if allergic)
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1/4 cup grated carrots
  • 1 red bell pepper , thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup red cabbage , sliced thinly (optional for color)
  • 1 large egg , lightly beaten (leave out if desired)
  • 1 lime wedge

Optional garnish + add-ins:

  • cilantro, chopped nuts (peanuts if not Whole30), lime wedges

Instructions

  1. Season chicken with salt and black pepper. Set aside.
  2. Spiralize the zucchini into noodles using a spiralizer or a julienne peeler. Blot with paper towels to soak up any excess liquid.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the fish sauce, coconut aminos, tomato paste, lime juice, sweetener (if using), and chili garlic sauce
  4. Heat 2-3 tablespoons of oil in a large wok or non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until mostly cooked through (about 1-2 minutes). Add shrimp and continue stir-frying 2-3 more minutes, or until shrimp are pink and plump. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  5. Add remaining oil to the same pan and add the garlic, ginger, and shallots and cook for about 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add the carrots and bell pepper and cook for 1-2 minutes, until tender crisp. Push all the ingredients over to one side of the pan. Pour the beaten egg and scramble directly in the pan.
  6. Stir in sauce and add the chicken and shrimp back into the pan. Turn the heat to high and allow the sauce to thicken and bubble up. Add the zucchini noodles and gently toss with tongs to evenly coat. Remove from heat when everything is heated through and the zucchini noodles have softened up slightly. (No more than 2 minutes - do NOT overcook or the zucchini noodles will become too soft and soggy.)
  7. Squeeze in juice from lime wedge and adjust seasoning by adding some salt, black pepper, fish sauce, and chili paste.
  8. Serve hot on a large platter with garnishes by sprinkling on cilantro, bean sprouts, red cabbage, chopped nuts (peanuts if not whole30) and additional lime wedges on the side.

Nutrition Facts
Pad Thai Zoodles {Zucchini Noodles}
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 218 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 6g12%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.