Peanut Chicken with Zucchini Noodles
This Peanut Chicken with Zucchini Noodles recipe is AMAZE-BALLS! It’s perfect for when you want that yummy asian taste – but none of the weight gain.
1 large bell pepper, thinly sliced (I use red)
2 teaspoons minced or chopped garlic
1 cup shredded carrots
3 large zucchini, spiralized into noodles
2 Tablespoons sesame oil (you’ll need more for the peanut sauce below)
1 cup thinly sliced cabbage (I use red)
2 large chicken breasts, cooked & shredded (about 2-3 cups)
1 Tablespoon sesame seeds
Handful of cilantro
1/2 cup peanuts
1 chopped green onion
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
1/3 cup soy sauce (I use reduced sodium)
2 Tablespoons sesame oil
1/3 cup honey
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
1-2 teaspoons Sriracha or any hot Chile sauce
Heat 2 Tablespoons of sesame oil and the garlic in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add the carrots, cabbage, and pepper slices.
Cook for about 5 minutes until the vegetables are a little tender. (I usually begin the peanut sauce, step 2, during this time.)
Once tender, add the zucchini noodles and shredded chicken to the skillet.
Cook and stir for about 3 minutes until the zucchini is a little softer and chicken is warm.
Turn off the stove and remove from heat.
Set aside. (*If your skillet isn’t quite big enough, you can do this step in batches.)
Combine peanuts, peanut butter, honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and siracha in a small saucepan over low heat.
Whisk constantly until the peanut butter has melted and everything is combined.
I usually use 2 teaspoons of Sriracha, but use the amount of heat you like.
Once the sauce is heated through, pour over chicken/vegetables.
Stir everything around until combined.
Place on a serving dish (or not!) and top with sesame seeds, cilantro, peanuts, and green onion.
Leftovers keep well in the refrigerator for a few days. Reheat to your liking.
I hope that you get a chance to give this recipe a try this week. Remember that I’m only a call or email away to help you get the body you want!
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