Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai


  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast, thinly sliced (optional for vegetarians)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (or tamari for gluten-free option)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (optional for non-vegetarian version)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar (or sweetener of your choice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes (optional for spice)
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • Lime wedges, for serving


  1. Use a spiralizer or julienne peeler to create zucchini noodles (zoodles). Set aside.
  2. If using chicken, heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the chicken slices and cook until they are no longer pink in the center. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, heat the remaining tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add minced garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds until fragrant.
  4. Push the garlic to one side of the skillet and add the beaten eggs to the other side. Scramble the eggs until cooked through.
  5. Add the zucchini noodles to the skillet and toss to combine with the garlic and eggs. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the noodles are slightly softened.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, fish sauce (if using), lime juice, brown sugar, and red chili flakes. Pour the sauce over the zucchini noodles and stir to coat evenly.
  7. Add the cooked chicken (if using) back to the skillet and toss to combine.
  8. Add bean sprouts, chopped peanuts, and sliced green onions to the skillet. Stir-fry for another 1-2 minutes until everything is heated through.
  9. Remove from heat and garnish with fresh cilantro.
  10. Serve the Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai hot with lime wedges on the side.

Calorie breakdown per serving (approximate):

  • Calories: 358
  • Protein: 29g
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 9g

Note: The calorie count may vary depending on the specific brands and quantities of ingredients used.

Enjoy the flavorful and low-carb Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai as a healthier alternative to traditional pad Thai. This dish is packed with protein and loaded with fresh veggies, making it a nutritious and satisfying meal option.