Chinese Chicken Zoodles

These Chinese chicken zoodles are a quick and easy 15 minute meal. Packed with flavors from your favorite takeout dish but way healthier for you!

Well hello, 2017!  Happy New Year, guys! Who else is happy to have the holidays behind us?

Christmas was delicious, New Year’s eve was fun and there was pie (my favorite) but I’m happy to be back on a normal schedule, even if it’s only for 5 days because I’ll be peacing out of this winter hell hole and off to Cabo for 10 days on Friday! Guac + margs + tacos + pool. Yesssss.

These Chinese chicken zoodles are a quick and easy 15 minute meal. Packed with flavors from your favorite takeout dish but way healthier for you!

But I know most of you out there are all cleaning things up, making resolutions, getting your lives back on track in some shape or another and while internally I’m rolling my eyes at every Whole30, detox, cleanse and other “program” most likely commencing today for the month, I feel ya on the need for some green things in our lives right now.

Zucchini noodles make this Chinese takeout inspired dinner a much healthier option. Spiralized zucchini gets a Chinese makeover with all the flavors of takeout in this simple 15 minute dinner.

Sometime in the late summer of 2016, I finally caved and bought a spiralizer. For so long, I held out with my trusty julienne peeler (even made this highly popular zucchini pasta with it) and told myself it was good enough. And, it was fine but honestly, the spiralizer is where it’s at.

I’m not gonna pretend like it miraculously makes zucchini taste like pasta because, no, it doesn’t, like not at all. But, it’s fun and a great way to sorta trick your brain into feeling like you’re eating something other than a vegetable. It’s also just pretty if we want to be superficial like that. I mean zoodles > zucchini coins any day, right?

New Years is the perfect time to pick up a spiralizer and make healthier versions of your favorite takeout meals like this Chinese chicken zoodle dish! A much healthier version of Chinese food takeout, these Chinese chicken zoodles can be made start to finish in 15 minutes!

So, I bought the spiralizer, spiralized my heart out for the last few months (seriously, I probably eat 3-4 zucchini a week just myself because of this gadget) but never shared any creations with you on here.

These Chinese chicken zoodles are here to change that.

Start the New Year off in a healthy way with this quick and easy Chinese chicken zoodle dinner made in just 15 minutes!

You know that delicious brown sauce that accompanies the bottom of so many Chinese takeout containers? Well, I have no idea what theirs is actually comprised of but these Chinese chicken zoodles mimic that taste exactly and I’m gonna go out on a limb and say in a much healthier way.

Pretty sure no Chinese joints are using coconut sugar behind the counter. Just sayin’.

Get dinner on the table in just 15 minutes with these Chinese chicken zoodles.

In just 15 minutes, you basically have a veggie packed dish, full of your favorite takeout flavor that’s healthy, delicious and a great start to the New Year no matter what “diet” train you’re on.

Check out these other quick, easy and healthy meal ideas for January: 20 minute sweet & spicy pork ramen stir fry | sriracha honey salmon vegetable packets | sweet & spicy mango shrimp

Serves 2     adjust servings

Chinese Chicken Zoodles

Cook Time 10 mins Prep Time
Preparation 5 mins Cook Time
Total Time 15 mins Total Time

These Chinese chicken zoodles are a quick and easy 15 minute meal. Packed with flavors from your favorite takeout dish but way healthier for you!

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 medium zucchini, spiralized on blade "D"
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 tablespoon melted coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Whisk the soy sauce, garlic, coconut sugar, water, sriracha and cornstarch together in a small bowl. Set aside.

  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the onions and cook for 2-3 minutes until softened.

  3. Add the sauce to the skillet and let cook for about 1 minute. Add the chicken and zucchini noodles to the skillet, toss to fully coat in the sauce and cook for about 2 minutes, until the zucchini noodles are just slightly softened. Serve immediately.

19 Comments

  1. Rebecca | Let's Eat Cake

    WHOA! I got a spiralizer for Christmas and I’ve been looking for a good recipe. I’m also trying to cut down on how much take out I eat… this is a great recipe to do both :) Thank you! Must run to the store and pick up sriracha and soy sauce today!

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  2. Jill W

    I made this tonight and it was a hit with my hubby and twin 7yo’s! I was nervous that my sons might not eat straight zucchini noodles, so I doubled the sauce and added a package of buckwheat Umi brand soba noodles. It was delicious! Thank you for a quick, healthy weeknight meal option. I’ll be adding it to our rotation.

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