Best Low-Cal Chicken Lo Mein

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Lower the calories in your chicken lo mein by subbing the high calorie pasta for low calorie noodles.

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Low calorie chicken lo mein secret

Low calorie pasta! Did you know there was such a thing? I first found Shirataki Konjac Pasta in the produce department of my grocery store. This pasta only has 15 calories per serving!

Shirataki Pasta is a noodle type product that is made from the fiber of a konjac plant. This article from Healthline explains that this konjac fiber pasta has even been shown to cause weight loss in some people. The article states:

Konjac grows in Japan, China and Southeast Asia. It contains very few digestible carbs — but most of its carbs come from glucomannan fiber.

Shirataki noodles contain a lot of water. In fact, they are about 97% water and 3% glucomannan fiber. They’re also very low in calories and contain no digestible carbs.

Where do you find low calorie noodles

My grocery store actually had two different brands, in surprisingly different places. I found the low calorie pasta in the produce department near the tofu, won ton wraps, and mushrooms. But also, another brand in the pasta aisle, by the gluten free noodles and other specialty noodles.

Have you tried this yet? This is a picture of the label for the one that was in the pasta aisle. It was the Liviva brand, with 15 calories per serving.

low calorie fettucine noodles
low calorie livivia fettuccine noodles (Medium)
Liviva Noodles, 15 calories

The label for the one in the produce department, brand name Miracle Noodle, claimed zero calories on the label!

Miracle Noodle, zero calories

So, dinner Sunday night was teriyaki chicken (thighs), veggies and some of the shirataki noodles. I topped my chicken on this low cal pasta instead, and it was delicious and low calorie!! I don’t avoid grains at all, but when you are counting calories, I do cut corners where I can!

The rest of the family ate regular noodles, because no one wanted to try my low calorie option, but they don’t know what they’re missing!

Total for this DELICIOUS dinner was 180 calories, 20 grams protein, 8 grams carbs and 8 grams fat.

chicken lo mein low calorie with nutrition info

Low Calorie Chicken Lo Mein

Delicious lo mein without all the calories!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: low calorie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 180cal
Author: Amy Roskelley
Cost: 5


  • Skillet
  • Pot


  • 100 grams shirataki pasta such as Liviva brand or Miracle Noodles
  • 4 ounces chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup broccoli chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce low sodium


  • Chop the chicken thighs and cook in a skillet, sprayed with non stick spray.
  • Chop the veggies and add to the skillet and cook until veggies are soft.
  • Boil the zero/low calorie noodles according to package directions.
  • Combine the cooked noodles with the chicken and veggies. Add the soy sauce for flavoring.


5.7 weight watchers points.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 180cal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 8g
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  1. Hi Amy,
    I love your posts! After browsing for ages looking for interesting tips that make sense, I finally found what I was looking for in your website. No fluffy content, just great tips. Amazing job!
    Now a question about the noodles: I have bought them, but I am scared to use them as I have been told that they have a strong fishy smell. How did you solve the problem?
    Thank you

    1. So, this brand, and the “Healthy Noodle” brand doesn’t smell fishy at all!
      The ones that smell fishy to me are the clear, “magic noodles” that they sell in the produce department.
      Did you buy this brand in the post? Liviva?


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