Low Carb Chicken Lo Mein with Spaghetti Squash - Slender Kitchen
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289
Calories 
25g
Carbs 
9g
Fat 
29g
Protein 
4
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(7 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

On special occassions like New Year's Eve and birthdays, we ordered Chinese food growing up, and I loved, loved, loved it.  Usually we each could choose one thing we wanted and I undoubtedly screamed for Chicken Lo Mein.  This sometimes led to me scowling at everyone shoveling lo mein onto their plates, but that's a story for a different day.  Today's story is that traditional lo mein sometimes has over 900 calories. That's right - 900!  So my new diet conscious self knew there had to be a better way to make this at home.  Lately I have been trying to cut carbs, especially at night, so I decided to go with a spaghetti squash version pumped up with lots of veggies.  You could use whole wheat spaghetti instead.  Either way the end result is delicious. 

Prep Time

Low Carb Chicken Lo Mein with Spaghetti Squash

7
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

4
  • 1 U spaghetti squash
  • 3 tsp. vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 U carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 U celery stalks, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups snow peas
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 2 tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
2 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 289
Calories from Fat 43
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
7%
Saturated Fat 2g
2%
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
0%
Cholesterol 99mg
0%
Sodium 1 402mg
61%
Total Carbohydrate 25g
8%
Dietary Fiber 7g
27%
Sugars 10g
Protein 29g

Directions

  1. Cook the spaghetti squash using your preferred method. To quickly cook the squash, pierce it all over with a knife as if you were cooking a potato. Then place on a microwave safe plate for ten minutes. Feel it to see if you can squeeze it easily. If not, continue to cook in 30 second increments until it is very tender. Let cool and then cut in half and shred the spaghetti squash. Set aside. You can also roast it.
  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Add 2 tsp. oil to a wok or skillet over high heat. Add the chicken and cook until no longer pink. Set aside.
  3. Add 1 tsp. of oil along with the carrots and celery. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the remaining vegetables. Cook for 3-4 minutes until tender.
  4. Add the chicken, zucchini oyster sauce, soy sauce, chicken broth, and chili paste if using. Cook for 1 minute.
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