Shrimp Pad Thai or Chicken Pad Thai

If you LOVE the flavor of Pad Thai but think you can't eat it on a low-carb program, think again!

Stacey's put here WOW! twist on the original Shrimp Pad Thai Lean and Green recipe and created a version that is as beautiful to eat as it is delicious. (She's created a version for chicken as well.)


Mouthwateringly simple and delicious, this Shrimp Pad Thai recipe combines the flavors of sesame, peanuts and ginger with the crispy crunch of cabbage and green onions and piles it all on top of spaghetti squash noodles to blow you away! 

Want flexibility? you can easily use chicken instead of shrimp and zucchini noodles instead of spaghetti squash to make a Lean and Green Pad Thai Recipe that is sure to please.


Happy Cooking!

 

Shrimp Pad Thai or Chicken Pad Thai

  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes

Servings: ~4 Serving

Ingredients

  • 4 C cooked spaghetti squash (22 oz) or 4 C uncooked zucchini noodles (8 oz)

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons smooth peanut butter (1.33 ounces) (no sugar added)

  • 1/2 C low-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 T low sodium soy sauce

  • 4 tsp Stacey Hawkins Valencia Orange Oil or Roasted Garlic Oil

  • 2 C assorted vegetables, sliced thin (cabbage, broccoli florets, carrots (if not carb-conscious) red peppers, bean sprouts (no need to cut)

  • 28 ounces cooked chicken breast, shredded or 28 ounces cooked shrimp, tails & shells removed

  • 1 tsp Stacey Hawkins Toasted Sesame Ginger Blend

  • 4 T sliced scallions OR cilantro OR a combination of both for garnish

Instructions

  1. If using spaghetti squash, get it cooking.  Easiest way is to slice in half, scoop out seeds and place upside down on a microwave safe dish and microwave on high for 7-10 minutes until it is fork tender. When cool, fork out the flesh of the squash, measure 4 C and set aside to keep warm. You can refrigerate the rest for another meal.

  2. Measure chicken broth in a glass measuring cup. Add peanut butter and soy sauce and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Whisk together unti peanut butter is incorporated. Microwave for an additional 30 seconds if necessary.

  3. Add oil to a large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat.

  4. When oil is shimmering and hot, add veggies and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until crisp-tender.

  5. Add the chicken to the pan.

  6. Add the "noodles" to the pan.

  7. Sprinkle pan with Toasted Sesame Ginger seasoning.

  8. Pour the peanut butter mixture into the pan and using tongs, toss everything gently to coat in the mixture. Cook for 1-3 minutes until noodles are hot.

  9. Divide into 4 equal portions, garnish each portion with 1T scallions &/or cilantro and serve.

  10. Enjoy!

    Serving Size is 1/4 of the entire pan and is 1 Leanest, 3 Green, 2 Healthy Fats and 3 Condiment options. Nutrition information calculated using 1 C green cabbage, 1/4 C red pepper and 1/4 C bean sprouts.

Nutrition Facts

 

Optavia Counts Per Serving

0 - Lean

0 - Leaner

1 - Leanest

3 - Green

3 - Condiments

2 - Healthy Fat

Weight Watchers Points
Per Serving

NA Weight Watchers Points

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Nutritional Data Information:

This website is written and produced for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional data on this site has not been evaluated or approved by a nutritionist or the Food and Drug Administration. Nutritional information is offered as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guaran- tee. The data is calculated through an online nutritional calculator, Very Well Fit. Although I do my best to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates only. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition fact sources and algorithms. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.