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Low Carb Chicken Laksa

chicken dinner low carb recipe May 16, 2024

Low Carb Chicken Laksa: A Delightful Fusion of Flavour and Health


Finding a satisfying meal can often feel like a challenge, especially when you're prioritising your health and choosing low carb options. But who says you have to compromise on flavour? This low carb Chicken Laksa recipe is a perfect example of how you can enjoy rich, aromatic flavours while keeping your carbs in check. Ideal for those managing insulin resistance or simply aiming for a healthier lifestyle, this dish combines the creamy richness of coconut milk with the zesty tang of lime and a kick from the Mingle’s Laksa Recipe Base.


  • 1 kg chicken thighs, diced
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 x 400ml cans of coconut milk
  • 500ml chicken stock
  • 20ml fish sauce
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 200g green beans, trimmed (or snow peas) 
  • 1 bunch spring onions, sliced
  • 400g konjac noodles
  • 40g Mingle’s Laksa Recipe Base


Preparing the Laksa

  1. Heat the Coconut Oil: Start by heating the coconut oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Cook the Chicken: Add the diced chicken thighs to the pot and sauté until they are lightly browned and cooked through.
  3. Add the Laksa Base: Stir in the Mingle’s Laksa Recipe Base, mixing well with the chicken to coat it thoroughly and unlock the flavours.
  4. Pour in Liquids: Add the coconut milk, chicken stock, and fish sauce to the pot. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
  5. Simmer: Let the laksa gently simmer for about 20 minutes, allowing the flavours to meld together beautifully.

Adding the Vegetables and Noodles

  1. Prepare the Noodles: While the laksa simmers, prepare the konjac noodles according to the package instructions, usually involving plenty of rinsing 
  2. Add Green Beans Spring Onions and Lime: Add the green beans and chopped spring onions  to the laksa and continue to simmer for another 5 minutes until the beans are tender but still crisp. Stir in the lime juice for a fresh zesty finish.
  3. Combine with Noodles: Add the drained konjac noodles to the pot, mixing well to ensure they are fully immersed and coated in the laksa broth and simmer for another 5 minutes 


  1. Garnish with Spring Onions: Serve the laksa in bowls, garnished with a generous sprinkling of fresh spring onions for a burst of flavour and colour.

Nutritional Information

  • Protein: High-quality protein from chicken supports muscle maintenance and repair.
  • Carbs: Approximately 10g net carbs per serving, thanks to the low carb konjac noodles and the careful choice of other ingredients.
  • Fats: Moderate amounts of healthy fats from coconut oil and coconut milk, which are integral to sustaining energy levels and providing satiety.

Health Benefits

This Chicken Laksa isn't just delicious; it's also packed with health benefits. Coconut milk provides beneficial fats that are important for hormonal balance and brain health. The konjac noodles are an excellent low carb alternative to traditional noodles, helping to keep blood sugar levels stable, which is crucial for those with insulin resistance.


Enjoying a delicious, health-conscious meal doesn't mean spending hours in the kitchen or sacrificing taste. This Low Carb Chicken Laksa is proof that you can have a meal that is easy to prepare, wonderfully satisfying, and aligns with your health goals. Perfect for a nourishing weeknight dinner!


Macros Per Serving (6 Servings)

  • Protein per Serving: 40g
  • Fat per Serving: 45g
  • Carbs per Serving: 9g


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