Low Carb Smothered Breaded Pork Chops With Shirataki Noodles

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  • prep time

    prep time

    18 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    22 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    40 min

Low Carb Smothered Breaded Pork Chops With Shirataki Noodles

What says “comfort food” better than a skillet meal? Have a delicious Keto dinner for two ready to go in less than an hour! Classic smothered pork chops are given a Keto twist for the better by using a pork rind seasoned breading. After being fried to a crisp in avocado oil, they’re later smothered in a creamy mushroom sauce. To make this meal more filling, shirataki noodles are added into the skillet. These Keto noodles are excellent for a particularly special meal and mimic pasta gosh-darn-near perfectly! If you’re still finding yourself hungry, pair this heavy meal with a light salad or sauteed vegetable side dish. You’ll find many other Keto comfort food sides in the Carb Manager recipe database.

Jessica L.

Shirataki Noodles On The Keto Diet

What exactly is a shirataki noodle? These Japanese noodles are made from yams, which is why they are so low in carbohydrates. They can be a little tricky to find in the grocery store, but they are often with the vegan/plant-based section of the refrigerated aisle. In a holistic way, shirataki noodles are believed to aid in weight loss (because they are so filling), blood sugar, cholesterol, and digestion. Since the carbohydrates in shirataki noodles are still net carbs, you might not want to eat these every single day. But aside from that, this Keto ingredient is a perfect substitution in your diet!

Comfort Food vs Southern Cooking

Don’t get the two mixed up or somebody’s mama will come for you! Comfort food and Southern food (otherwise known as soul food) may cross paths now and again, but they are not the same. Southern soul food always has ethnic roots from black African American culture. This usually includes generational recipes utilizing a variety of beans, greens, and pork (usually parts considered “scrap”). Comfort food is more generalized and covers most of America’s working-class generations. If it feels like the food is sticking to the inside of your ribs, it’s comfort food! Pork chops and traditional cuts are more often used along with thick sauces and starchy side dishes. Mac and cheese, potato salad, and cornbread are all on the list of traditional comfort food. Check back on Carb Manager regularly as we continually add recipes to our growing list of Keto comfort and Southern food dishes.

  • Net Carbs

    6.5 g

  • Fiber

    2.3 g

  • Total Carbs

    9.1 g

  • Protein

    72.6 g

  • Fats

    91.1 g

1145 cals

Low Carb Smothered Breaded Pork Chops With Shirataki Noodles

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  • Pork Chops, Loin, Fresh, Visible Fat Eaten

    Pork Chops, Loin, Fresh, Visible Fat Eaten

    12 ounce

  • Salt


    ¼ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ⅛ teaspoon

  • Almond Flour

    Almond Flour

    ¼ cup

  • Raw Egg

    Raw Egg

    1 large

  • Fried Pork Rinds

    Fried Pork Rinds

    2 ounce

  • Paprika


    ½ teaspoon

  • Garlic Powder

    Garlic Powder

    ¼ teaspoon

  • Parsley, Dried

    Parsley, Dried

    1 teaspoon

  • Avocado Oil

    Avocado Oil

    2 tablespoon

  • Shirataki Yam Noodle by Jfc

    Shirataki Yam Noodle by Jfc

    7 ounce

  • Unsalted Butter

    Unsalted Butter

    2 tablespoon

  • Brown Mushrooms (Italian Or Crimini Mushrooms), Raw, High In Vitamin D

    Brown Mushrooms (Italian Or Crimini Mushrooms), Raw, High In Vitamin D

    3 ounce

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ⅛ teaspoon

  • Onion Powder

    Onion Powder

    ½ teaspoon

  • Heavy Cream

    Heavy Cream

    ½ cup

  • Basil


    4 leaf

Recipe Steps

steps 5

40 min

  • Step 1

    Season individual, 6-oz pork chops with the salt and pepper. Additionally, prepare a plate with plain almond flour, a bowl with an egg whisked together, and a second plate with pork rinds that have been mixed in a food processor with paprika, garlic powder, and parsley to a fine crumb breading.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Coat each pork chop in almond flour first. Then, dredge it in egg and lay the pork chop in the pork rind breading. Press the pork chop into the breading to pick up a thick later, making sure all sides are coated. Heat the avocado oil in a non-stick pan over medium-high heat and place the pork chops in the oil. Cook each chop for 3-4 minutes per side, adjusting the heat to avoid burning. The pork rinds will have turned a dark golden orange and the pork chops will be just cooked through. Set the finished pork chops aside to cool.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Start the shirataki noodle preparation. Follow the directions on the packaging of your shirataki noodles or follow this step. Rinse your noodles in a colander while you bring a pot of water to a boil. Place the noodles in the boiling water for 3 minutes. Then, drain and rinse the noodles a second time. Set the prepared shirataki noodles aside for later.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    While the noodles are boiling, make the mushroom sauce. Melt the butter in the same pan you cooked the pork chops in over low heat. Toss sliced mushrooms in with the pepper and onion powder. Cook the mushrooms in the butter until they are tender - about 3 minutes.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Pour in the heavy cream and chopped basil. Cook the sauce on a low simmer for about 5 minutes. Turn the heat down to very low and toss the shirataki noodles in the pan. Use a spoon or tongs to gently turn the noodles over to pick up the sauce. Then, place the pork chops in the center of the pan, pressing them down into the noodles and sauce. Use a spoon or your tongs to ladle some sauce and mushrooms over the pork chop as all the ingredients heat through. When the pork chops are hot and the sauce bakes into them a little, serve with chopped parsley.
    Step 5

Comments 6

  • Pams lifestyle

    Pams lifestyle 4 years ago

    It was very good. Next time I will leave off the breading.

    • sandeeannthomas41c6

      sandeeannthomas41c6 4 years ago

      this is ridiculous! 1142 calories???? Was going to make this, but not now......

      • Brirobohn

        Brirobohn 4 years ago

        1142 calories? This dish sounds amazing but that’s almost my whole days worth of calories in one meal. Is this calorie count correct?

        • Jan

          Jan 3 years ago

          If you look at the ingredi

        • recipewriter

          recipewriter 4 years ago

          All nutritional info on Carb Manager is accurate.

        • kenmartina9790

          kenmartina9790 4 years ago

          I did a calorie break down on my recipe analyzer dividing it down for one serving with one Porkchop it came up with 790 calories so the recipes calorie for one chop seems high but even at 790 to much for one meal