Kung Pao Chicken Zucchini Noodles Recipe

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Lauren West Modified: March 25, 2022
Kung Pao Chicken Zucchini Noodles Recipe

How To Make Kung Pao Chicken Zucchini Noodles

Have a taste of this kung pao chicken tossed in soy sauce, hoisin, and chili pasted, with zucchini noodles for a tasty, low carb dish.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2zucchini,medium, about 8oz each, ends trimmed
  • 1tspgrapeseed oil,or canola oil
  • 6ozchicken breasts,skinless, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper,to taste
  • ½red bell pepper,cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1tspsesame oil
  • 2clovesgarlic,minced
  • 1tspground ginger,fresh
  • 2tbspdry roasted peanuts,crushed
  • 2tbspscallions,thinly sliced along diagonal

For the Sauce:

  • tbspsoy sauce,reduced, or tamari for a gluten free alternative
  • 1tbspbalsamic vinegar
  • 1tsphoisin sauce
  • tbspwater
  • ½tbspSambal Oelek Red Chili Paste,or more to taste
  • 2tspsugar
  • 2tspcornstarch

Instructions

  1. Using a spiralizer with the thickest noodle blade, or a mandolin fitted with a julienne blade, cut the zucchini into long spaghetti-like strips. If using a spiralizer, use kitchen scissors to cut the strands into pieces that are about 6 to 8 inches long.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, balsamic, hoisin, water, red chili paste, sugar, and cornstarch. Set aside.

  3. Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste. Heat oil in a large, deep nonstick pan or wok over medium-high heat.

  4. Add the chicken and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes until browned and cooked through. Set aside.

  5. Reduce heat to medium, add sesame oil, garlic, and ginger to the skillet and cook for about  30 seconds until fragrant. Add the bell pepper, stir in soy sauce mixture and bring to a boil.

  6. Reduce heat and simmer for about 1 to 2 minutes until thickened and bubbling. Stir in zucchini noodles and cook, mixing for about two minutes until just tender and mixed with the sauce.

  7. Once cooked, mix in chicken and divide between 2 bowls (about 2 cups each) and top with peanuts and scallions.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 339.13kcal
  • Fat: 17.86g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.61g
  • Trans Fat: 0.09g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.82g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.91g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.09g
  • Fiber: 4.22g
  • Sugar: 13.05g
  • Protein: 24.40g
  • Cholesterol: 54.51mg
  • Sodium: 900.54mg
  • Calcium: 75.14mg
  • Potassium: 967.31mg
  • Iron: 2.62mg
  • Vitamin A: 90.91µg
  • Vitamin C: 76.28mg
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