Low carb Thai-inspired noodle recipe Paleo Pad See Ew stir-fry with chicken and broccoli
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Paleo Pad See Ew

Low carb, healthy, and gluten free Paleo Pad See Ew aka Paleo Phat Si Ew noodles with golden crispy fried eggs and savory juicy chicken in sweet savory sauce. Follow the steps to make this delicious noodle bowl yours ! 
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main, Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Thai
Keyword Gluten-free Pad See Ew, Keto Pad see ew, Low carb pad see ew, Pad see ew recipe, Paleo pad see ew, Whole30 pad see ew
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 278kcal
Author ChihYu

Ingredients

  • 1.25 lbs chicken breasts sliced to thin pieces like sashimi thin, 45 degree angle
  • 1 large fat shape zucchini or 2 medium size ones
  • ½ to ¾ lb broccolini or Chinese broccoli, sliced diagonal angle, halve thick stems in half
  • 2-3 large eggs
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced
  • 3-4 Chinese whole dried red chilies optional
  • Cooking fat of your choice avocado oil, coconut oil

Chicken marinade:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large garlic cloves grated or crushed
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 3 tsp fish sauce
  • ¾ to 1 tbsp arrowroot/sweet potato powder
  • ⅛-¼ tsp red chili pepper flakes optional

Stir-fry sauce:

Instructions

  • Chicken: Slice chicken breasts (in 45 degree angle) to thin pieces - think sashimi thin slices. Marinate chicken with ingredients under “chicken marinade”. Set aside for 15-20 mins. Best overnight.
    Thin sliced chicken breast for stir-fry recipe
  • In the meantime, slice zucchini with mandolin or julienne slicer to make wide zucchini noodles. Prepare 2 large minced garlic cloves and “stir-fry sauce”.
    Halved broccoli for stir-fry recipe
  • Fried eggs: Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat, when hot, add 2 tbsp avocado oil. Make sunnyside up fried eggs. Try to keep the yolk soft and runny while the bottom side that touches the skillet is in golden crispy brown color. The eggs will be more tasty this way. Set aside.
  • Pan-fry chicken: Use the same skillet and preheat over medium-high heat. When hot, add 2 tbsp coconut oil. Add marinaded chicken and pan fry the chicken pieces in one single layer.* Do this in batches if need be. Pan-fry until the chicken is in golden brown color and set aside.
  • Assemble: Preheat a large skillet or wok over over medium-high heat. When hot, lower the heat to medium. Add 2 tbsp avocado or coconut oi. Add minced garlic and whole dried red chili. Season with a small pinch of salt and saute until fragrant (about 5-6 seconds). Add sliced broccolini. Keep sauteing for about 1 minute and season with a small pinch of salt. Add cooked chicken and eggs back to the wok. Keep sauteing and use a spatula to break up the eggs to smaller pieces (i.e. broken eggs). Add zucchini noodles. Keep stir-frying and scooping until the zucchini noodles turn slightly softer (more bendable. About 1 min). Add stir-fry sauce. Give a quick toss and serve hot and immediately.

Notes

  • Slice the broccolini (or chinese broccoli) in diagonal angle. For thicker stems, slice them in half or even quarter.
  • I personally think the golden crispy sunnyside up fried eggs are absolutely crucial to make this dish tasty. Keep the egg yolk soft and runny. It will be much more delicious this way.
  • Pan fry the chicken in one single layer so that each piece has a chance to touch the skillet and get golden brown color. The arrowroot powder will help keep the chicken moist and less dry tasting.
  • The timing of sauteing and adding ingredients to the dish is important. If saute too long the broccolini and zucchini noodles will turn mushy (watery) so it’s best to have all the ingredients and sauce ready before putting the dish together in Step 5.

Nutrition

Serving: 238g | Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 12.2g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g | Cholesterol: 196mg | Sodium: 786mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1700IU | Vitamin C: 22.3mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 3.1mg