‘Zoodles’ in a Spicy Peanut Sauce

If I could choose one thing (okay, two things) to bring with me to a deserted island, food-wise, it would easily be sushi and Thai food. Maybe it’s my Asian heritage or my incredibly flavor-loving palette but I could literally eat these every single day. Yes, LITERALLY. I’ve made my attempt at making basic California sushi rolls before and it was a success. I still, however, need to invest in a sushi rolling mat and knowing me, the proper serving dishes as well.

I’ve attempted Thai-like dishes before so hopefully this one isn’t too difficult. Most of the staple ingredients I do have on hand, and those that I don’t, well… I’ll just do my best to omit and substitute, per usual! Since I’m trying to cut down on carbs, I thought “zoodles” (zucchini noodles) would be a great substitute, along with some spiralized zucchini squash.

And… drum roll please… TA DA! There you have it, a delicious bowl of zoodles and veggies topped with chicken all tossed in a spicy peanut sauce.

Here is what you’ll need:

  • 2 zucchinis
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ of a red onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ red bell pepper
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 1½ tsp pepper
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 2 chicken tenderloins
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • Handful of cilantro

For the Peanut Sauce:

  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 3 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1/4  tsp sesame oil
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes (or more if you like it spicier)
  • 1 tsp ground ginger

Prep your ingredients – slice your veggies and spiralize the zucchinis and yellow squash… you now have ‘zoodles’. Mix your peanut sauce ingredients together until smooth, and set aside.

In a small pan, cook your chicken tenderloins (I added a little bit of curry powder, salt and pepper).

In a wok or large skillet, heat olive oil and cook zoodles for 3 minutes on medium-heat. Set aside.

Add another tablespoon to the wok and add red onion, sauté for 5 minutes. Add garlic, sauté for 30 seconds.

Add peppers, carrots and mushrooms. Cook for about 5 minutes.

Add in zoodles. Saute for 3 minutes. Add in peanut sauce – mix ingredients until completely coated. Add lemon juice, green onions and cilantro. Toss together.

Eat Primp Love: 'Zoodles' in a Spicy Peanut Sauce

Eat Primp Love: 'Zoodles' in a Spicy Peanut Sauce

Dish up, top with chicken, garnish with a lemon wedge and enjoy!

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