Peanut Chicken with Zucchini Noodles

Peanut Chicken with Zucchini Noodles

Peanut Chicken with Zucchini Noodles Recipe

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.

Ingredients

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

Directions

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.
Serve immediately.
Leftovers keep well in the refrigerator for a few days. Reheat to your liking.

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Peanut Chicken with Zucchini Noodles
2 Tablespoons sesame oil (you'll need more for the peanut sauce below)1 2 teaspoons minced or chopped garlic 1 cup shredded carrots 1 cup thinly sliced cabbage (I use red) 1 large bell pepper, thinly sliced (I use red) 3 large zucchini, spiralized into noodles4 2 large chicken breasts, cooked & shredded (about 2-3 cups)2 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds Handful of cilantro 1/2 cup peanuts 1 chopped green onion 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1/3 cup honey 1/3 cup soy sauce (I use reduced sodium) 2 Tablespoons sesame oil1 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar3 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced 1-2 teaspoons Sriracha or any hot Chile sauce
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Instructions
  1. Heat 2 Tablespoons of sesame oil and the garlic in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the carrots, cabbage, and pepper slices.
  3. Cook for about 5 minutes until the vegetables are a little tender. (I usually begin the peanut sauce, step 2, during this time.)
  4. Once tender, add the zucchini noodles and shredded chicken to the skillet.
  5. Cook and stir for about 3 minutes until the zucchini is a little softer and chicken is warm.
  6. Turn off the stove and remove from heat.
  7. Set aside. (*If your skillet isn't quite big enough, you can do this step in batches.)
  8. Combine peanuts, peanut butter, honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and siracha in a small saucepan over low heat.
  9. Whisk constantly until the peanut butter has melted and everything is combined.
  10. I usually use 2 teaspoons of Sriracha, but use the amount of heat you like.
  11. Once the sauce is heated through, pour over chicken/vegetables.
  12. Toss everything around until combined.
  13. Place on a serving dish (or not!) and top with sesame seeds, cilantro, peanuts, and green onion.
  14. Serve immediately.
  15. Leftovers keep well in the refrigerator for a few days. Reheat to your liking.
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