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15-Minute Zoodle Lo Mein (Keto-Friendly)

15-Minute Zoodle Chicken Lo Mein (Keto-Friendly)

  • Author: Mallory


Deliciously saucy lo mein using zoodles for a low carb spin on a classic takeout meal. This recipe is keto-friendly and ready in just 15-minutes!



Lo Mein Ingredients

  • 2 boneless chicken breasts, sliced into thin pieces
  • 2 tablespoons, peanut oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, mined
  • 1-inch ginger, grated
  • 1/2 onion, sliced thin
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into matchsticks (sub broccoli, bok choy, green beans, etc. for lower carbs)
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 6 green onions, sliced into 2″ pieces
  • Two, 10 oz. packs of zucchini noodles (or about 5 zucchini if using a spiralizer) thoroughly dried off to prevent a watery dish.

Sauce Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 6 teaspoons corn starch
  • 1.5 tablespoon mirin or Chinese cooking wine (shaoxing wine)
  • 1.5 tsp granulated sugar (or alternative sweetener like Swerve, if keto)
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • ground pepper


  • In a bowl, mix together soy sauce and corn starch. Mix well until no longer lumpy. Add all remaining sauce ingredients.
  • Put sliced chicken into a ziplock bag or bowl and to it, add 1 tablespoon of the sauce. Toss to coat then set aside for a quick marinade while preparing vegetables.
  • In a wok or heavy bottomed skillet, heat the oils over medium-high heat. Add the onion, ginger and garlic and stir for 30 seconds.
  • Add the chicken (and the sauce it’s sitting in) to the skillet spreading evenly. Cook for just 1-2 minutes, flipping half way through.
  • Add carrots red pepper and continue to cook for about two minutes.
  • Add the zoodles and sauce, tossing with tongs or two wooden spoons to thoroughly incorporate all ingredients. Cook just 2 minutes, until the zoodles are just starting to get tender. Be careful not too overcook as they will keep cooking after you remove from the heat.
  • Remove from the heat, add green onions and serve immediately.


Preparing all vegetables, garlic and ginger is necessary before you start cooking as the process moves very fast!

Adapted from Recipe Tin Eats.