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Low-Carb Ginger Chicken Pasta

Dairy Free Keto Low Carb

Recipe by Chef Michele Ragussis

  • Cook Time 15 minutes
  • Serves 2
  • Difficulty Easy

Low-Carb Ginger Chicken Pasta

Are you ready for your new favorite version of “fake out” takeout? This quick and easy ginger chicken recipe packs a flavorful punch. With the zesty flavor of fresh ginger and a kick of heat from the chilis, this Asian-inspired pasta dish is the perfect lunch or dinner.

Watching your carb intake? It’s no worries with It’s Skinny! Zero net carb Angel Hair makes a guilt-free base for tender, juicy chicken seasoned with soy sauce, sesame, garlic, ginger, and chili oil. Cravings for that ginger chicken taste are conquered!

Ginger Chicken and Noodles: Always a Hit

You'll find some version of ginger-spiced chicken and noodles on nearly any takeout menu. It's a favorite recipe and a dish that often showcases the creativity of the individual cook while bringing together a variety of Asian cultures and cooking techniques.

It’s hard to pinpoint the exact origin of ginger chicken. The ingredients have a rich history throughout the East.

Ginger has been fundamental in Asian cuisines for thousands of years. The root originated in Southeast Asia, where people used it for both its culinary and medicinal properties (not unlike our beloved konjac—more on that coming up).

Ginger is a key ingredient in many cultural dishes—Chinese, Indian, and Thai foods, as well as other Asian cuisines. It's known for its anti-inflammatory properties and its aromatic, spicy flavor. It aids in digestion and may even reduce nausea in some cases. It has plenty of antioxidants to support your immune system, too.

As far as protein goes, chicken is a staple around the globe, including many Asian cultures. For centuries, folks have enjoyed poultry. Each region of Asia (and throughout the world) has developed a unique way of preparing the bird, often influenced by available ingredients, climate, and cultural tastes. In China, for example, ginger is often used in chicken dishes for its spicy flavor and health benefits.

As a lean protein source, chicken is always a winner—helping you with muscle-building and repair. Chicken is a lean choice; it's a good source of vitamins and minerals. For keto and low-carb dieters, chicken is a go-to ingredient in many a meal.

Noodles have a long history in Asian cuisine. They’ve been a staple for over 4,000 years, going as far back as the Han dynasty of China (206 BCE-220 CE). Noodles traveled from China throughout other parts of Asia, including Japan, Korea, and Thailand, with each country and region adapting them to their local tastes and creativity.

Garlic and chili oil, along with soy sauce, add their own health benefits and history to the dish. Ubiquitous, throughout Eastern cooking, these ingredients also contain trace minerals and antioxidants. Plus, ramping up flavor helps you to feel full and satisfied. They're all excellent for healthy eating and weight loss. 

When we combine ginger, chicken, and spicy noodles into one dish, it reflects the fusion of many Asian culinary traditions. Today, you’ll find a variation of ginger chicken and noodles on almost every restaurant menu. It’s a simple dish that pleases any hungry diner. The dish itself is a testament to the rich, diverse history of Asian cuisine—blending popular ingredients: ginger, chicken, and noodles into something elevated and special. Best of all, you can find all the ingredients in most grocery stores.

It’s Skinny Brings it All Together

If you're following a low-carb diet or a meal plan like keto or paleo, you might assume that noodles are a no-no (ditto for rice). But with It's Skinny shirataki noodles, you can enjoy your favorite foods again without derailing your hard-earned progress!

It's Skinny is a special kind of noodle with ZERO net carbs and only 9 calories per pack. It gets those impressive statistics from a special ingredient called konjac root. Like ginger, konjac has been used in Asia for many years as both food and medicine. This unassuming vegetable is high in satisfying glucomannan fiber, which helps you keep your blood sugar levels steady.

Unlike traditional noodles, there’s no carb crash and burn. You won’t be starving in just a few hours. You’ll feel pleasantly full. It’s Skinny noodles are a lot like their traditional counterparts. They work well with other ingredients, with no strange aftertaste or unpalatable texture (like zucchini noodles or cauliflower rice). 

What’s even better is that It’s Skinny is so easy to work with and needs no preparation time. Simply open up the pack, drain, and rinse. Cook your other ingredients, and when everything’s ready, add the It’s Skinny Pasta for the last few minutes of cooking. It takes on the surrounding flavors. Once it heats through, it’s ready for pure noodle enjoyment and bliss!

You can remake almost any recipe with It’s Skinny konjac noodles. Why? Because it comes in four great styles:

It's Skinny is available in traditional and organic styles as well. It's perfect for every lifestyle and any diet. It's Skinny is plant-based, gluten-free, low-carb, low-calorie, and best of all, delicious. Once you start exploring the "pastabilities," you'll realize that there are endless options to lighten up all your favorite easy dinners with It's Skinny.

This yummy ginger chicken is a perfect recipe to start. It’s Skinny Angel Hair makes a delicious bed for the zesty sauce, succulent chicken, and crave-worthy flavors of this dish. Don’t miss it!

Make Your Own Ginger Chicken Modifications

Now, we firmly believe that cooking should be fun! That means experimenting and trying different ingredients and techniques to put your own spin on a recipe. In the case of It’s Skinny Ginger Chicken with Angel Hair, there are plenty of ways you can change it up. Here are a few.

Can I use other It’s Skinny Noodles in this dish?

Ginger chicken is the ultimate in versatile recipes. You can make it with any It's Skinny product and still enjoy a delicious take on traditional takeout. Our version uses Angel Hair, but it would be great with Fettuccine, Spaghetti, and even Rice.

Low calorie It's Skinny takes on the flavors of the other ingredients and creates the perfect platform for your favorite recipes. No matter what recipe you try, it will be fast and easy with It's Skinny. There's no waiting for water to boil or dragging out the rice cooker. It's ready in just 2-3 minutes—no long cook time with It's Skinny! Open, drain, heat, and enjoy—it's that simple!

Should I only use chicken in this recipe?

We’re big fans of juicy chicken thighs! The chicken meat is slightly darker and more succulent, with even more savory flavor. However, if you don’t have chicken thighs on hand, you can swap for skinless chicken breasts, shredded rotisserie chicken, or even leftover duck or turkey.

Want to go a different route than poultry? Not a problem! The great flavor of the spicy ginger stir fry sauce works with shrimp, salmon, and even tilapia. You could swap out the chicken for beef or marinated tofu, too. Use any protein you like to make this dish your own.

Can I add some more veggies?

You bet you can add more vegetables to this dish. Green beans are so good here—and a little unexpected. You could also try snow peas, carrots, mushrooms, bell peppers, or zucchini. Keep an eye on the carb count for any vegetables you add to this dish, as some can change the numbers a bit. A non-starchy vegetable is usually a safe bet.

Traditional vegetables include broccoli and bok choy, also perfectly at home in this yummy dish. You could use any type of onion you prefer here, including green onions. Red onion goes well, as does yellow. Try ramping up the spice with more chili pepper or red pepper flakes. If you prefer, swap the soy sauce for coconut aminos to lower the sodium in the sauce ingredients.

Low-Carb Ginger Chicken with It’s Skinny Angel Hair

Are you ready to make some restaurant-level takeout tonight? This take on ginger chicken stir fry is the perfect meal for a movie night or a night in. Grab your chopsticks and dig into this yummy, spicy noodle dish!


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  • Angel Hair | It's Skinny
  • 1 package It's Skinny Angel Hair
  • 2 chicken thighs
  • 1 red chili, diced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup green beans
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger root, diced or grated
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili oil
  • For Garnish: lime zest
  • To Taste: Salt & pepper



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