Let’s get ready to kick 2017 in the butt!
*Heads up: this recipe uses a spiralizer for veggies. We used the Veggetti, which can be found in the “As Seen on TV” section in Target, CVS, etc. for about $15. It’s worth it, we promise.
This recipe is THE easiest ever. Don’t be deterred by the lengthy directions. They are just detailed enough so that you know exactly what to do next (hopefully). This meal will probably be your new favorite because it takes no time and uses so few ingredients! I ate this like 8 times in a month and never got sick of it! So, you know it must be good… By the way, the term “zoodles” is slang for zucchini noodles.
Alrighty, let’s start the new year on the right foot!
INGREDIENTS (serves 2)
- 3 Medium or 2 Large Zucchini
- Olive oil
- Salt and Pepper
- 1 Chicken Breast
- 2 tbsp. of Pad Thai sauce (we used Kroger brand to save $$$)
- 1 handful of peanuts crushed (optional)
- 1/2 white onion (optional)
- Vegetable Spiralizer
- Pan or Wok
- Ziploc bag (any size)
- Rinse all of your zucchini and then dry them. Cut off the non-stem end of the zucchini. Put the cut side of the zucchini into the veggetti and crank the zucchini around with your hand (using your hands works better than the tool they give). Crank until you can no longer get a good grasp on the end of the zucchini. There should be beautiful zucchini noodles for you on the other end. Do this for all of your zucchini.
- Once zucchini has been spiralized, lay it down on some paper towels and lay more paper towels on top of the zucchini. Let these sit and dry a wee bit for 20-30 mins.
- While the zucchini is drying, place your chicken breast on a paper plate. Rub it with 1 tbsp of olive oil then season with salt and pepper. Heat a pan with 1 tbsp of olive oil on Medium-High. Place the chicken breast on the pan. Set a timer for 10 minutes (on your phone most likely). Leave the chicken alone. When the timer goes off, flip the chicken breast and set another timer for 10 mins. When the last timer goes off, place the chicken breast on a clean plate or cutting board and let it rest for 10 more minutes. (You can also follow the directions in the last post on How to Cook a Chicken Breast.)
- Optional: Dice half of an onion. Heat a pan on medium high with 1 tbsp of olive oil. Cook the onions on medium-high for 5-7 minutes.
- Put a handful of peanuts into a ziploc bag and crush them. We used our hands, a bottle of wine, among other things to get the job done.
- Next, heat a pan on Medium- High with 2 tbsps of olive oil. Toss 1/2 the noodles into the pan and cook for 3 minutes.
- While the noodles are cooking, dice your chicken breast. (aka cut into cubes)
- Once noodles are cooked, add 2 tbsp. of pad thai sauce, the onion(optional) and, the chicken! Toss until mixed well in the pan. Then, serve in 2 bowls!
*If your noodles won’t fit in the pan, cook them in two waves and toss together at the end.
– Catherine and Ford
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