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Low-Carb Drunken Pad Thai

Pad Thai is a popular Thai dish made with rice noodles, vegetables, peanuts, and a savory sauce. Drunken noodles is a spicy noodle stir fry. This 30-minute meal is the best combination of both.

However, traditional pad Thai and drunken noodles can be a no-go for those following a low-carb diet due to the high carbs in the rice noodles. Fortunately, there are ways to make a low-carb version of pad Thai that is healthy and delicious.

Here’s a recipe for a low-carb pad Thai that uses shirataki noodles instead of rice noodles, making it low in carbs but still bursting with flavor.

Keto-Friendly Drunken Pad Thai


Stir Fry:

  • 1/2 head cabbage

  • 1 large carrot

  • 1 red onion

  • 1lb. chicken thighs, browned and cubed

  • 1lb. shrimp, peeled and cooked

  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil

  • 1 Tbsp fish sauce

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

  • 1 pack of shirataki noodles, cooked according to the package

  • Chopped peanuts

  • Lime wedges

  • Green onion

Creamy Peanut Sauce

  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter

  • 1 Tbsp honey

  • 4 Tbsp soy sauce or Tamari

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar

  • 1/2 Tbsp sesame oil

  • pinch of red pepper flakes or drizzle or sriracha for added spice!


  1. Whisk together all the ingredients to make sauce and set aside

  2. Heat oil in a wok or large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add red onion and cook until slightly translucent

  3. Add cabbage and carrots and cook until slightly softened

  4. Add shrimp and chicken and stir to combine. Pour in fish sauce.

  5. Add the shirataki noodles to the wok and stir to quickly heat and fry noodles.

  6. Pour in peanut sauce and toss.

  7. Remove the pan from heat and sprinkle the chopped peanuts and green onions

  8. Serve with lime wedges on the side.

This low-carb pad Thai recipe is delicious and packed with healthy ingredients. It makes for a quick and easy weeknight dinner that the whole family will enjoy but also reheats for the perfect lunch the next day!

By swapping out rice noodles for shirataki noodles, this low-carb pad Thai recipe is a healthy alternative to the traditional dish. It’s packed with flavor and nutrients, making it a great option for anyone looking to eat healthier without sacrificing taste. Give it a try and see for yourself!


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