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Gourmet Ramen Zoodles
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Gourmet Chicken Zoodles

A quick and easy recipe for “fancy” Gourmet Chicken “Ramen” Zoodles - 8 Ingredients. 30 Minutes. Low-Carb. Keto. Paleo.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 391kcal


  • 4 large zucchini (spiralized into noodles. should yield at least 6 cups of raw zoodles.)
  • 1 yellow onion (sliced very thinly. use a mandolin if you have one.)
  • 6 deboned chicken thighs (we seasoned ours well with salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, thyme and coriander - doesn’t need to be exact and you can use whichever spices you like).
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro (roughly chopped)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoon coconut aminos (or soy sauce if you don’t mind it)
  • 2 tablespoon sweet and sour sauce (complaint to your specific diet)
  • ¼ cup peanuts (roughly chopped)


  • Salt the zoodles and let sit in a strainer for 15-20 minutes. Then gently squeeze as much water out as possible without damaging the noodles.
  • Cook the deboned chicken thighs for approximately 2-3 minutes per side until they have crisped up on the outside. Use two forks to shred the chicken. Cover to keep warm and set aside.
  • In the same pan, sauté the onions in a little bit of oil until they start to carmelize. Then add the sesame oil and 1 teaspoon coconut aminos and cook for a few minutes longer. This takes approximately 10-15 minutes total.
  • Add the zoodles and mix until combined.
  • Add the rest of the soy sauce as well as the sweet and sour sauce and stir until well well combined. At this point, I would do a taste test and add more or salt to your personal taste.
  • While the zoodles warm up, I let a non-stick pan heat up and fry the eggs in a little bit of oil.
  • Once the eggs are finished, it’s time to serve: Divide the noodles intoo bowls.
  • Top with the chicken and a bit of fresh cilantro.
  • Serve with a sunny side up egg on top and a some chopped peanuts.


1. Salting the zoodles before cooking is an important step to draw out a lot of the moisture in the zucchini. This ensure that the dish’s sauce is more “sticky”, and less watery.
2. This Paleo Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe from iheartumami has a great healthier sweet and sour sauce recipe in the recipe card. See it HERE.
3. Check out this guide for making the perfect fried egg.


Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 325mg | Sodium: 418mg | Potassium: 1105mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 738IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 3mg