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Today’s kelp noodles recipe was inspired by my friend, Marina, who introduced me to a variation of this dish a couple of months ago. That was my first time trying both kelp noodles and coconut aminos, and right away I was hooked. I added chicken to her recipe to make it a full meal, threw in some extra veggies, and built on the plain coconut aminos to make a sesame chicken sauce that’s simple to make yet complex in taste.
This easy, paleo skillet stir-fry is a medley of tender chicken, crisp veggies, light kelp noodles, and a naturally sweet Asian sesame sauce. You can add some added sweetener to the sauce if you want more sweetness, but I thought it tasted sweet enough with the coconut aminos.
If you’ve never tried a kelp noodles recipe, I urge you to do so. The texture is actually fairly similar to “real” pasta, without all the starch and calories. It’s probably somewhere between spaghetti squash and wheat pasta – not as sweet as the spaghetti squash and a little firmer, but of course there’s still a difference compared to wheat noodles.
Kelp noodles even have some nutrients, including iron, calcium, vitamin K, and fiber. I thought that was pretty impressive for a food that contains almost no calories or carbs. The thickness is about the same as angel hair pasta, which used to be my favorite.
Did I mention that this kelp noodles recipe is also a breeze to prepare? Just a few minutes on the skillet is enough to cook them through.
One of my favorite aspects of this stir-fry kelp noodles recipe is that it’s an all-in-one skillet dinner. That means less cleanup, and it’s quick to make too – under 30 minutes from start to finish. No need to make a side dish to go with the main dish, or vice versa, because this one is both.
Another advantage is versatility, and no precise measuring is required. I doubt that I’ll ever make this recipe exactly the same way, because I’ll always just throw in whatever vegetables I have on hand. Why not, right? When it comes to veggies – the more, the merrier!
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Sesame Kelp Noodles Recipe with Chicken (Paleo, Low Carb)
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Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Fry the mushrooms for about 5-8 minutes, until the liquid from the mushrooms has evaporated.
Add the chicken pieces, carrots, and broccoli (focus on the chicken touching the pan). Stir fry for 6-8 minutes, until the chicken is almost cooked through but not dry.
- To make the sauce, whisk together the coconut aminos, toasted sesame oil, garlic, and sesame seeds.
Add the kelp noodles and sauce mixture to the pan. Stir fry for about 5 minutes, until heated through. Season with sea salt to taste if needed.
Serving size: 1/4 of entire recipe
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