Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Zoodle Kung Pao Chicken

So, it's true... I've become a bit zoodle obsessed!  Although it's not pasta, something about zoodles really hits the spot for me.  So send of all your tried and true zoodle recipes my way, please!!

This past weekend I made kung pao chicken zoodles, and this recipe will definitely be on repeat!

Recipe from Skinny Taste!

- 2 medium zucchini, ends trimmed
- 1 teaspoon grapeseed or canola oil
- 6 oz skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp crushed dry roasted peanuts
- 2 tbsp thinly sliced scallions

For the sauce:
- 1 1/2 tbsp reduced soy sauce
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp hoisin sauce
- 2 1/2 tbsp water
- 1/2 tbsp Sriracha sauce
- 2 tsp sugar
- 2 tsp corn starch

How to:

1. Begin by spiralizing your zucchini; if your spiralizer has more than one setting, use a thicker option.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, balsamic, hoisin, water, Sriracha sauce, sugar and corn starch.

3. Season chicken with salt and pepper and cook in an oiled pan until browned and cooked through, about 4 to 5 minutes.

4. Add sesame oil and garlic to a skillet and cook until fragrant. Add the bell pepper, stir in soy sauce mixture and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until thickened and bubbling, about 1-2 minutes. 

5. Stir in zucchini noodles and cook for two minutes until tender and mixed with the sauce. The zucchini will release plenty of water, so do not worry if the sauce seems dry.

6. End by mixing in the chicken and topping with peanuts and scallions!

Trust me, you will absolutely love it! :) :)


  1. I have been seeing so many recipes lately using a spiralizer.. I'm tempted to get one! ... my thoughts exactly on the bachelor. Ashley I had some major issues last night.

  2. And I'll be making these next week!! Thanks for sharing another great one! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  3. I am so glad you posted this!! I saw the recipe on someone's page last week but the link was dead and I was like noooooo I want that!!!! This looks amazing!!

  4. This looks delicious! I need to get a spiralizer asap.

  5. Totally adding this to my meal plan for next week, thanks!

  6. You are on a roll with these zoodles! I'd LOVE to try this out. Where did you get your noodle maker (I don't know what it's called, haha)?

  7. I love kung pao chicken! I definitely need to try this out with the zoodles! Great idea!!!

  8. You're a zoodle making machine! Sounds delish.

  9. YUM! I love zoodles but need to build a collection of recipes to include them -- loving this!
    xo Southern Style

  10. Oh my goodness -- yum!! I need a spiralizer in my life!!

  11. Ahhh! I'm loving your zoodle obsession! I'm hoping to jumpstart mine with your recipes! YUMMY! Also, LOL for the bachelor... Couldn't agree more!

  12. made zoodles for the first time last night - HOOKED!!! blogging about it today. yours looks fab!

  13. This recipe looks great! I need to try it! And about the Bachelor - I can't believe how crazy the Ashley's are!!! Of course it's the Ashley's who are crazy... lol My husband is dead set on that Ashley S. will kill someone one day. Her stare is cold killer! lol

  14. Picking up my spiralizer this afternoon! So excited! This is probably going to be the first recipe I recreate :)

  15. YUMMY!!!! I need to get a spiralizer....

  16. Holy moley that sounds amazing! I wish I had it now. I'm definitely going to get those ingredients soon!

  17. You did it again - this looks amazing!!

  18. I love how brown your chicken got! Not all weird and white like it can sometimes in the pan haha. Great recipe we will be needing to try asap.

  19. Wasn't this SO good?? One of my favorite spiralizer recipes!

  20. I think I will forever laugh when I hear the word zoodle. But, it sure does look good!

  21. This looks so good!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  22. What a yummy recipe and even better to cut the carbs with zoodles!

  23. You have me really wanting to try zoodles! This recipe looks delicious.

  24. I don't have a spiralizer, but I'm going to have to look for one. I'd love to have my meals with zucchini instead of pasta (save those carbs for dessert ;) ), and perhaps with a spiralizer my daughter wouldn't know she's eating zoodles. :D Thank you so much for sharing with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday!! Have a wonderful week!


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