Chow Mein Paleo Style

Chow Mein | Plaid & Paleo #paleo

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Since moving back to the Midwest, I definitely miss my delivery foods. When you live in LA, you can get pretty much anything at all times! Sushi craving 11PM on a Sunday. No problem. With the convenience also comes a lot of temptation. After going Paleo, I cut back on my late-night delivers significantly in favor of recreating my favorite dishes at home. I’m a big fan of pretty much any kind of Asian food and flavors. This chow mein is so full of veggies, I didn’t miss the noodles at all! If you couldn’t tell, I’m on a little bit of a spiralizing kick. If you don’t have a spiralizer, go get one now! This is also a pretty good option. It will be your best friend especially if you are a former pasta lover. Serves 4.

Chow Mein | Plaid & Paleo #paleo

Paleo Chow Mein


  • 1/2 lb chicken, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 1/2 tbls ghee
  • 1 tbls coconut aminos
  • 1 tbls rice vinegar
  • 1/2 green cabbage, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 large carrot, shredded
  • 1 small crown broccoli, stem removed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 zucchini, spiralized
  • Sauce
  • 3 tbls coconut aminos
  • 2 tbls rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbls fish sauce
  • 2-in fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp paleo sriracha (optional)


  1. Melt ghee in a large wok over medium-high heat.
  2. Add in chicken, 1 tablespoon coconut aminos and 1 tablespoon rice vinegar.
  3. Stir and cook for 5-7 minutes.
  4. To make the sauce, thoroughly whisk together all ingredients.
  5. Toss cabbage, carrot, broccoli and sauce into the wok.
  6. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until cabbage is wilted. Stir occasionally.
  7. Add in zucchini noodles and cook for 7-10 more minutes.
  8. I used this spiralizer.

x vanessa

Chow Mein | Plaid & Paleo #paleo


  1. Pam says:

    I just found you while going through a list of good Spiralizer recipes. To see that you’re a KU Jayhawks fan is just the icing on the cake! Oh, yeah – can’t wait to try the Chow Mein recipe. It looks marvelous. Rock Chalk!

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