Faux Pasta Quest: Shirataki Chicken Alfredo

Faux Pasta Quest: Shirataki Chicken Alfredo

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo with Spinach was always my favorite carboholic pasta dish. However, fear not because there are plenty of fake pasta substitutes available to feed your cravings.  Today we tried another Shirataki dish.  Last time we did a stir fry but today I wanted to go more towards classic Italian.

Shirataki Chicken AlfredoHere is the finished dish with some fresh grated Parmesan cheese on top.

Fettuccine Shirataki NoodlesSince the inspiration for this dish was chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, I decided to use Fettuccine Shirataki noodles. These are available in most grocery and specialty stores.  Make sure to look in the refrigerated section near the vegetables.  If all else fails, of course Amazon has Shirataki Noodles.

Cubed ChickenStart by cubing two large chicken breasts.

Cooking ChickenI cook them in a pan with a little water on the bottom to keep them moist.  However you normally cook the chicken is fine though if you don’t like this method.

Cooked SpinachWhile the chicken is cooking, you also want to pan fry about 300g of frozen spinach.  Its important to cook this on the stove as opposed to the microwave to get rid of the moisture.  If cooked in the microwave they will have too much water for later in the process.

Rinsing NoodlesIt is VERY important to rinse the Shirataki noodles thoroughly.  I have no idea what crap they store these in but they smell.  I normally rinse them several times with cold water while the meat is cooking.  They don’t maintain that smell after cooking but its important to not skip this step.

Alfredo SauceThe next step is to prepare the sauce.  I just use the lowest carb alfredo sauce in a jar.  I add extra seasoning cause their sauces are often quite bland.  In this case I added salt, pepper and two tablespoons of minced garlic.  Stir this to combine.

Incorporated SauceAfter the sauce warms up a bit and the spices have incorporated, stir in the spinach.  You want to fully combine the spinach to where there is no more white and the spinach has spread throughout the whole sauce.

Spinach Alfredo Sauce with ChickenFinally combine the chicken with the sauce and stir.  Set this aside and move onto the noodles.

Wok with OilSince the noodles do not cook for very long, I prep everything else first and then get the noodles going.  Get out your wok and add some bacon grease.  Then throw in the washed noodles and flash fry them for a few minutes.

Shirataki NoodlesUnlike normal noodles, these don’t cook for too long so once they’re done, act quickly.

Finished Shirataki Chicken AlfredoNow combine the sauce / meat with the noodles and you have your finished Shirataki Chicken Alfredo!

Shirataki Chicken Alfredo
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: ¼th
  • Calories: 363
  • Fat: 21
  • Carbohydrates: 11
  • Fiber: 4
  • Protein: 31
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Ingredients
  • 2 8 Oz. Packages House Foods Tofu Shirataki Fettuccine Noodles
  • 1 Jar Alfredo Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 Large Chicken breasts
  • To Taste Salt and pepper
  • 300 g Spinach
  • To Taste Parmesan Cheese
Instructions
  1. Cube the chicken breasts and pan fry, then drain
  2. Defrost the frozen spinach in a pan until cooked
  3. Add the sauce to the spinach and add salt, pepper and garlic
  4. Add chicken to sauce
  5. Rinse noodles then pan fry
  6. Combine sauce with noodles
  7. Serve with fresh grated Parmesan Cheese

6 comments

  1. Hi there! Just wanted to drop you a note, I just discovered your blog through Pintrest. I’m so excited to see people cooking in large quantities. My sons are 12 & 14, both play sports and therefore are ALWAYS hungry. I feel like all I do is cook.

    I want them to eat primal/lowcarb, but it gets tiring. You’ve rejuvenated me. I can’t wait to try out some of your recipes. thanks again.

  2. I’m so excited I found your site! Thanks for all the new recipes. Do the Shirataki noodles to similar to real noodles, I haven’t ever had tofu before.

  3. This certainly does look good. And I have some of the fetuccini shaped tofu shirataki noodles on hand. I’ll be giving this a try soon!

  4. I tried these noodles last night. I had to wash them for about 15 min to get the smell out and what an interesting smell it is. It is fishy and reminiscent of a certain body part that it’s known for smelling fishy. So if you can get over the gross smell, the texture is not so much rubbery as it is like eating textured snot. Maybe I did something wrong, but I would not recommend these noodles unless you are feeling adventurous and/or drunk.

    • You should dry roast them after rinsing for a long time. By dry roasting just put them in a skillet on the stove and stir them around for a few minutes. The idea is to get rid of all the liquid still in the noodles. Sometimes you can hear the noodles squeak while you push them around the pan. This means they are done. After that cook them with the food so they will now absorb the juice form the food.

      Also, real shiritaki is not made from tofu but from yam.

  5. They smell fishy/briny because they are packaged in alkaline water to extend the shelf life. You can get rid of it by thoroughly rinsing the noodles and dry roasting them which improves the texture as well. I think it works better than parboiling which can make the noodles too rubbery.

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