Healthy Thai Chicken Noodles Recipe

Healthy Thai Chicken Noodles
Healthy Thai Chicken Noodles
This meal idea is PERFECT for using up your leftovers with an awesome and healthy peanut satay dressing!

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1

Nutrition Information:
  • 260 calories
Eating clean consistently is daunting to say the least. You get bored, you want more and your cravings take over. I find my willpower is the most lack-luster at the end of the week when I’ve already eaten the food I meal prepped on Monday twice over. I REALLY do not want to eat it a third round. So what do I do?

My secret ingredient in these circumstances is to take inspiration from the different places I’ve lived in. In the summer of 2010 I was interning at the UN in Bangkok and loved the layered flavors, the herbs and the spices. Nothing could beat a smooth and totally decadent satay sauce.

My favorite moment in that time of my life consisted of me walking down the street and finding a street vendor that would hand me a half dozen char-grill meat skewers and a vat of satay sauce.

Taking inspiration from this gorgeous sauce, this post is more of a meal idea than a full-fledged recipe.

This healthy peanut satay dressing is made from PB2 and is super useful when I need an extra dose of flavor (and willpower!).

It helps me stick to my goals, use up my remaining leftovers and with the addition of shirataki noodles – it also keeps my total carb count low!! What more could you ask for at the end of the week?

Healthy Thai Chicken Noodles: Meal Suggestion

Ingredients (Makes 1 serving)

  • 100 g roasted chicken breast
  • 100 g steamed bok choy (chopped)
  • 1 package zero carb Shirataki noodles (drained)
  • 1 serving of my Healthy Thai Satay Sauce
  • 1.5 tbsp distilled vinegar (to soak the noodles)
  • Optional: scallions or cilantro

Directions

Step 1: Prepare your zero carb Shirataki noodles

I love Shirataki noodles (aka Skinny Noodles) because they’re zero-calorie (!) but I know people despise them because they smell and taste a bit fishy. I swear that if you prepare the noodles in this manner they will be perfectly neutral and ready to use in any application!!

Take out your Shirataki noodles from the fridge and drain the liquid. Put the noodles into a bowl and fill the bowl up with cold water.

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Add 2 tbsp of distilled vinegar to the noodles and soak for 5 to 10 minutes. When the time is up, drain the liquid thoroughly. This will get rid of any smell the noodles may have!

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Step 2: Prepare your protein and veggies!

As I previously said, this meal idea is designed to help you get rid of your leftovers. For this example, I’m using roasted leftover chicken breast and fresh bok choy that I have in the fridge.

Other options for veggies would be spinach, broccoli, kai lan (Chinese broccoli), kale, or any dark leafy veggie. For proteins – I suggest turkey, minced lean beef, lean cold cuts, pork tenderloin or fish.

The sky is the limit here!!

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Step 3: Mix the Shirataki noodles, protein, veggie and dressing in a bowl…

Step 4: Serve and enjoy!

Your taste buds and sanity (and macros) will love you for this.

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Nutrition & Macros per 1 Meal Suggestion

  • Calories: 260
  • Fat: 5.3 g
  • Carbs: 10.4 g
  • Protein: 39.8 g

Note: Your macros will change depending on what leftovers you use! I strongly suggest you use a scale and calorie counter system like My Fitness Pal to be super accurate!

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