Keto Chicken Laksa Noodle Soup

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5 from 4 votes

This tasty keto chicken laksa is a delicious low-carb Malaysian noodle soup made with coconut cream, aromatic herbs, and spices. The difference between our keto laksa and regular laksa is shirataki noodles and natural sweeteners in place of sugar and high-carb noodles, making it healthy and nutritious.

Keto laksa in a bowl.
Delicious and aromatic keto chicken laksa.

This recipe is of two parts making the laksa paste and then using that to make the soup.

Ingredients

These ingredients are easy to find in most grocery stores and Asian grocers. You can also buy them online.

Keto laksa ingredients.
Keto laksa paste ingredients.

Once you’ve made the paste, you should have enough for several recipes.

Laksa paste ingredients

  • 10 Dried Chilis
  • ¼ cup of Boiling Water
  • 2 Cayenne Chili
  • 1 stalk of Lemongrass, white part only
  • 2 inches of Galangal
  • 2 inches of Ginger
  • 2 inches of Fresh Turmeric
  • 1 small Onion, roughly chopped
  • 8 cloves of Garlic
  • 6 Macadamia Nuts
  • 1 tablespoon of Shrimp Paste
  • 2 tablespoons of Coriander, ground

Laksa soup ingredients

  • 8 ounces of Chicken Thigh, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil
  • 4 tablespoons of Low Carb Laksa Paste (as above)
  • 2 cups of Chicken Stock
  • 1 cup of Coconut Cream
  • 1 tablespoon of Lime Juice
  • 1 tablespoon of Fish Sauce
  • Salt, to taste
  • Erythritol, to taste
  • 1 packet of Shirataki Noodles
  • 1/2 cup of Bean Sprouts
  • 1 Red Chili, sliced
  • Fresh Mint Leaves

How to make low-carb laksa paste

Laksa paste in a blender.
How to make keto laksa paste.
  1. Place the dried chilis into a heatproof bowl, pour over the boiling water, and set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Roughly chop the cayenne chili, lemongrass, and galangal. Add to your food processor and blend until finely chopped.
  3. Roughly chop the ginger and turmeric and add to the food processor. Blend for 1-2 minutes, then scrape down the sides.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients, including the soaked chilis and liquid.
  5. Blend into the thick paste. Add a little water if you are having issues blending.
  6. Store the paste in a jar in the fridge, or freeze it in ice cube trays and cover.

How to make keto laksa soup

Chicken laksa being made in a pot.
How to make keto chicken laksa.
  1. Place a nonstick saucepan over high heat. Add the coconut oil and the chicken and brown.
  2. Remove the chicken from the saucepan and set it aside.
  3. Add the Low Carb Laksa Paste to the saucepan and saute for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add the chicken stock and bring to a simmer.
  5. Add the chicken back in with coconut cream, lime juice, and fish sauce. Gently simmer until the chicken is cooked through.
  6. Season with salt and sweetener to taste.
  7. Prepare your noodles according to the packet directions and place them between 2 large bowls. Spoon over the laksa soup.
  8. Top the bowls with bean sprouts, sliced chili, and fresh mint leaves.
  9. Enjoy immediately.
Keto chicken laksa in a bowl.

Keto Chicken Laksa

This tasty keto chicken laksa is a delicious low-carb Malaysian noodle soup made with coconut cream, aromatic herbs, and spices. The difference between our keto laksa and regular laksa is shirataki noodles and natural sweeteners in place of sugar and high-carb noodles, making it healthy and nutritious.

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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Malaysian
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 781kcal
Author: Matt Dobson

Unit Conversion

Ingredients

Low-Carb Laksa Paste

  • 10 whole chili peppers (small) Of your choice
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 2 whole cayenne peppers
  • 1 stalk lemon grass (Use the white part only)
  • 2 inches galangal
  • 2 inches ginger
  • 2 inches fresh tumeric
  • 1 whole small onion
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 6 whole macadamia nuts Unsalted
  • 1 tbsp shrimp paste
  • 2 tbsp ground coriander

Keto Laksa Soup

  • 8 ounces chicken thigh Sliced into thin strips
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 4 tbsp laksa paste by My Keto Kitchen as above
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 pinches salt Or to taste
  • 2 tsp erythritol Or to taste for sweetness
  • 1 pkt shiritaki noodles
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 whole red chili sliced to suit your desired heat or you can leave them out
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves

Instructions

Keto laksa paste

  • Place the dried chilis into a heatproof bowl, pour over the boiling water and set aside for 10 minutes.
    10 whole chili peppers (small), 1/4 cup boiling water
  • Roughly chop the cayenne chili, lemongrass and galangal. Add to your food processor and blend until finely chopped.
    2 whole cayenne peppers, 1 stalk lemon grass, 2 inches galangal
  • Roughly chop the ginger and turmeric and add to the food processor. Blend for 1-2 minutes, then scrape down the sides.
    2 inches ginger, 2 inches fresh tumeric
  • Add the remaining ingredients, including the soaked chilis and liquid.
    1 whole small onion, 8 cloves garlic, 6 whole macadamia nuts, 1 tbsp shrimp paste, 2 tbsp ground coriander
  • Blend into the thick paste. Add a little water if you are having issues blending.
  • Store the paste in a jar in the fridge, or freeze in ice cube trays.

Keto Chicken Laksa

  • Place a nonstick saucepan over high heat. Add the coconut oil and the chicken and brown.
    8 ounces chicken thigh, 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • Remove the chicken from the saucepan and set it aside.
  • Add the Low Carb Laksa Paste to the saucepan and saute for 3-5 minutes.
    4 tbsp laksa paste by My Keto Kitchen
  • Add the chicken stock and bring to a simmer.
    2 cups chicken stock
  • Add the chicken back in, followed by the coconut cream, lime juice, and fish sauce. Gently simmer until the chicken is cooked through.
    1 cup coconut cream, 1 tbsp lime juice, 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • Season with salt and sweetener to taste.
    2 pinches salt, 2 tsp erythritol
  • Prepare your noodles according to the packet directions and place them between 2 large bowls. Spoon over the laksa soup.
    1 pkt shiritaki noodles
  • Top the bowls with bean sprouts, sliced chili, and fresh mint leaves.
    1/2 cup bean sprouts, 1 whole red chili sliced, 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • Enjoy immediately.

Notes

 
STORING LAKSA PASTE: Store laksa paste in the fridge for up to 1 week or portion out in ice cube trays and freeze for up to 3 months.
STORING CHICKEN LAKSA: While we prefer to make laksa fresh, it can be frozen for up to three months or kept in the fridge for up to three days.

Nutrition

Serving: 300g | Calories: 781kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 72g | Saturated Fat: 50g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 463mg | Potassium: 986mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 303IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 4mg
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What is laksa?

Laksa is a Malaysian spicy noodle soup. Laksa is also popular in other South East Asian countries such as Singapore and Indonesia. Laksa has a distinct creamy, aromatic coconut sauce.

Can you store and freeze Laksa?

Yes. While we prefer to make laksa fresh, it can be frozen for up to three months or kept in the fridge for up to three days.

Is Laksa keto-friendly?

The traditional version of laksa is very high in carbohydrates, so it is not keto-friendly. However, our low-carb version has no sugar added and uses shirataki noodles, so it is keto-friendly.

Keto chicken laksa in a bowl.
Delicious keto chicken laksa noodle soup homemade.

To make a larger batch of this keto chicken laksa simply change the serving amounts in the recipe card above.

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I am the founder of My Keto Kitchen. I am a nutritionist, cooking enthusiast, and part-time Van Lifer! Along with a qualified chef, we have created a collection of delicious and healthy recipes.

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