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peanut zucchini noodles with chicken in a black skillet topped with scallions
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Creamy Peanut Zucchini Noodles with Chicken

This easy dinner recipe features zoodles, chicken, and a delicious peanut sauce. It's perfect for a flavorful weeknight meal!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 486kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

For the sauce:

All other ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts diced
  • 3 zucchini peeled and spiralized
  • 2 scallions sliced, for serving
  • 1/2 cup peanuts chopped, for serving

Instructions

  • Combine the ingredients for the creamy peanut sauce in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth, adding water as needed. Start with 2 tbsp warm water and slowly increase the amount if needed. Dice the chicken, and prepare the zucchini noodles with the spiralizer. Using a sharp knife or kitchen scissors, cut the noodles into shorter pieces that are easier to eat.
  • Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add the diced chicken, and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink.
  • Pour the peanut sauce into the skillet, and stir until the chicken is coated in the sauce. Then, stir in the zucchini noodles. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes until they cook down and are coated in the sauce. The skillet will be exceptionally full at first but the noodles really shrink as they cook.
  • Remove the skillet from heat, and serve the dish with sliced scallions and chopped peanuts.

Notes

  • If you do not have a spiralizer, you can purchase pre-made zucchini noodles at most large grocery stores in the produce section or even in the frozen goods aisle.
  • Leftovers will last for up to 3 to 4 days in an airtight container in the fridge. You can eat them cold or reheat in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes on high.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 404mg | Potassium: 1165mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 388IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 2mg