Let’s talk zoodles. I know I am late the party but I am all about the zoodle lately! And with summer squash season right around the corner, I am getting pretty excited about adding squash noodles to pretty much any dish . They are a great way to indulge in a craving without having a super heavy meal – zoodles and meatballs, zoodle alfredo and this gem… zoodle pad thai.
I get it, zoodle pad thai chicken is not a traditional pad thai.
2 large chicken breasts, cubed
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 zucchinis, “zoodled”
2 carrots, shredded
2 tablespoons chives, chopped
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce *more if you like it spicy!
¼ cup peanuts, chopped
Begin by browning the chicken in a heated skillet with a touch of oil. Just before the chicken is done, add the garlic and cook until fragrant. By adding the garlic later you prevent it from burning and getting bitter.
While the chicken cooks, whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire and lime juice. Set aside.
When the chicken is cooked through, add the zucchini, carrots and sauce. Tossing on medium heat until the zucchini softens and the sauce thickens slightly.
Serve topped with the chopped peanuts and chives with lime wedges on the side.