Asian Peanut Zucchini Noodles with Chicken

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Asian Peanut Zucchini Noodles with Chicken + Skinnytaste Cookbook Giveaway!

Asian Peanut Zucchini Noodles with Chicken + Skinnytaste Cookbook Giveaway!

Gina from the healthy food blog Skinnytaste  has a new cookbook out as of yesterday!

In honor of this release (how exciting!), I’m sharing with you one of her recipes from the cookbook – an Inspiralized version, of course.

Yes, I repeat: there is a recipe in this blog post.

Asian Peanut Zucchini Noodles with Chicken + Skinnytaste Cookbook Giveaway!

Now that I made the comment, let’s address last week’s post, reviewing Against All Grain’s new cookbook. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Danielle through the blogosphere – her story is inspirational, her recipes are solid and of course, she’s been a big supporter of the spiralized movement and me!

So, she sent me a copy of her cookbook to review. Unfortunately, none of her spiralized recipes in the book were on the publisher’s “okay” list (a list of recipes that bloggers can retype and post on their blogs.) However, I wanted to review her gorgeous book and make one of the spiralized recipes in there, to support her.

Any girl that spiralizes is a friend of mine!

Asian Peanut Zucchini Noodles with Chicken + Skinnytaste Cookbook Giveaway!

While I was trying to support a fellow blogger who I believe in, some awfully rude, angry comments started flowing in. “I have to buy a cookbook to get one recipe? I don’t THINK so!” and “Think I will just buy her book, and not follow your blog any more.

I was pretty stunned. I love my readers, and I was hurt that they had such anger and hostility towards me in their comments. I thought I was doing a kind thing, recommending an amazing cookbook that has delicious spiralized recipes in it (isn’t that what y’all come here for – spiralized recipes?)

Then, the kinder readers chimed in with things like “Kudos to you for all of your hard work, and for willingly showcasing another bloggers work.” and my personal favorite, “You are one of the most dedicated food bloggers I’ve ever followed — even on your busiest weeks you give us countless new recipes! (and for free!) I think you know you’ve made it when you have haters.

Asian Peanut Zucchini Noodles with Chicken + Skinnytaste Cookbook Giveaway!

Instead of continuing to be hurt by the nasty comments, I reread all of the supportive, compassionate comments and realized that I am so grateful for those people who believe in me, what I’m doing, and appreciate the hard work I put into this blog.

However, I’m a firm believer in that everyone is entitled to their own opinion and I’m putting things out there, so I should understand that that comes with some dissension. For those of you who were disappointed and discouraged, I apologize.

Alas, I spoke with the incredible Gina at Skinnytaste and she OKd me to share this recipe with you – especially because I’ve adapted it and “Inspiralized” it. Let me tell you, it’s delicious – I don’t think I could ever have replicated this peanut sauce quite like she has.

Asian Peanut Zucchini Noodles with Chicken + Skinnytaste Cookbook Giveaway!

Every single bite is a dream – filled with creamy peanuty flavor and healthy crunch. I love the addition of the broccoli (which I spiralized, instead of leaving as a “slaw” per her original recipe) – it gives this dish even more flavor and fiber to fill you up for longer.

The zucchini noodles save the day, replacing the regular noodles in the recipe and cutting the caloric and carb count down a lot – which is what Skinnytaste is all about (light on calories, big on flavor!)

Asian Peanut Zucchini Noodles with Chicken + Skinnytaste Cookbook Giveaway!

I’m in love with this cookbook and I can’t wait to make more recipes from it. I’ve already stuck quite a few Post-It notes throughout.

Thanks in advance for the love, everyone. You inspire me more than you’ll ever know!

 

Asian Peanut Zucchini Noodles with Chicken + Skinnytaste Cookbook Giveaway!

Nutritional Information & Recipe

Inspiralized

Asian Peanut Zucchini Noodles with Chicken + Skinnytaste Cookbook Giveaway!

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 3

Ingredients

  • For the peanut sauce:
  • 1/3 cup lower sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 3/4 tablespoon honey
  • 3/4 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 tablespoon sriracha sauce
  • 1/3 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 small garlic clove crushed
  • For the chicken and veggies:
  • ½ pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into thin strips
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ tablespoon sriracha sauce or to taste
  • ½ tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • juice of ¼ lime
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • ½ tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • ¼ tablespoon sesame oil
  • ½ cup chopped scallions
  • 2 medium carrots made into matchsticks via julienne peeler
  • 1 large broccoli stem Blade C, noodles trimmed
  • 2 medium zucchinis Blade C, noodles trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped unsalted roasted peanuts
  • 3 lime wedges
  • 3 springs of fresh cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, combine the chicken broth, peanut butter, honey, soy sauce, sriracha, ginger and garlic. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the flavors blend and the sauce is slightly thickened, 8 to 10 minute
  • Season the chicken strips with salt and pepper and then transfer it to a large bowl and add the sriracha, soy sauce, lime juice, 1 of the garlic cloves and the ginger.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add the sesame oil, then add the chicken. Cook, stirring, until cooked through, 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Add the remaining 1 garlic clove, the scallions, carrots and broccoli noodles and season with salt. Cook, stirring, until the vegetables are crisp-tender, 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  • Add the zucchini noodles to the hot skillet and toss. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until noodles are al dente. Add the cooked veggies, chicken and peanut sauce and cook, tossing everything together, for 1 minute.
  • Divide the noodles and chicken evenly among 3 bowls. Top each with the peanuts and serve with a lime wedge and a sprig of cilantro, for garnish.

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357 comments

Anonymous says:
This looks amazing!! :-)
Joanne says:
This recipe and cookbook look amazing! :-)
Beatriz Bailey says:
Love Skinnytaste!! Been following her blog for years! Thanks for the giveaway :)
Deborah Dolin says:
My daughter is trying to watch her carbs and has inspired all of us to eat better. I just bought the spiralizer and have very much enjoyed the skinnytaste blog as well and can't wait to do the "spiral shuffle " lol!
i have been wishing for this cookbook since the first time I saw the cover.
Sand says:
I would love to win because I am always on the hunt for new recipes.
g2-5408f4bf928cf9f653094e7d89403831 says:
I've been making my own version of this one for a long time now. Mex eat I use English cucumbers instead of zucchini. I think it works better with the peanut sauce, since they always add julienned cucumbers and carrots on top anyway.
vanessa says:
The sauce was delish, had mine with spiralised courgette, carrot and sweet potato. Added a bit more sriracha (maybe too much!)
gabriel says:
Thank you ...for sharing another's cookbook and...for all you do, ongoing. Blessings.
This was so good when we had it last week that we're having it again this week! Love your recipes and Gina's.
Yvonne says:
Looks delish and on my list of food to make this week. Thank you!
Leeann says:
I can't say that I've ever used 1/3 tablespoon or even 1/4 tablespoon. Are all of her recipes written with odd measurements? 1 1/2 teaspoons or other conversions seem more conventional.
Val says:
This morning I modified this recipe using just one zucchini...my first use of the Spiralizer. It was delicious! Instead of using the stovetop, I warmed up the sauce in the microwave to save time. What a treat! Thank you. On to more recipes...
Sarah Hunt says:
Am I doing something wrong? Every time I use my Paderno spiralizer my veggies come out as little chunks! Help please!
eatallnite says:
Sounds delicious! I’m all over these courgette noodles at the moment after having a spiralizer for occasionally! So I must try your recipe
Angela says:
I made this yesterday and just had the leftovers for lunch. Seriously one of my favorite spiralized recipes. The sauce is so flavorful and the veggies add great texture to this dish. I will definitely make again. I think mushrooms would complement this dish well.
Ali Maffucci says:
So happy to hear it!
Patricia Lanser says:
So you only use the broccoli stems? What do you do with the florets then? Just put them in another dish?
Just bought one! Going to try it out with this recipe. Can't wait.
Android says:
The sauce was delish, had mine with spiralised courgette, carrot and sweet potato. Added a bit more sriracha (maybe too much!)
Zombidle says:
A recipe full of colors! I will try it this week, for sure.
Lo says:
Am going to try this recipe. It looks delicious. Would love to enter to win this book too. I've lost a lot of weight on Weight Watchers. Do you have the Smart Points values for this dish?
Angela says:
Just made this tonight. First time spiralizing. That was a challenge, but I was able to get it done. The finished product was DELICIOUS!! I will definitely make this many more times. Thank you.

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