Thai Chicken Zucchini Noodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce

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Zoodles are the star in this easy 15 minute Thai Chicken Zucchini Noodles recipe with Spicy Peanut Sauce – only 363 calories and packed with a punch of flavor!

So is it weird that I want to get married again?

Not to someone else. Sheesh! To the same wonderful man that stole my heart 10 years ago!

But ever since I’ve started second shooting weddings (and binge watching “Say Yes to the Dress”) I’m convinced I could plan a phenomenal wedding the second go around. (not that the first one was bad either, it was great)

But, I mean really. There are so many cool things nowadays that we just didn’t have 9 years ago.

Zoodles are the star in this easy 15 minute Thai Chicken Zucchini Noodles recipe with Spicy Peanut Sauce only 363 calories and packed with a punch of flavor! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #paleo #glutenfree

Ahem… Pinterest!

Basically your wedding is planned out to the tee and the cutest thing ever with Pinterest.

Not creative.. no problem. Go to pinterest!

And dresses? Pfff… don’t get me started!

I am more of a simpleton anyways so I had a smooth satin halter top dress with a band of glitz, but now dresses are gorgeous and the so perfectly form fitted to bring out a girls curves!

Zoodles are the star in this easy 15 minute Thai Chicken Zucchini Noodles recipe with Spicy Peanut Sauce only 363 calories and packed with a punch of flavor! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #paleo #glutenfree

Ugh… so basically I just want to get married … again! Re-do please!?

Maybe for a 15 year anniversary? (hint hint if your reading this husband… hehe)

Ok, ok. Enough.

So … this Thai Chicken Zucchini Noodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce.

First off, if peanut butter is in it then you know its a winner!

Zoodles are the star in this easy 15 minute Thai Chicken Zucchini Noodles recipe with Spicy Peanut Sauce only 363 calories and packed with a punch of flavor! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #paleo #glutenfree

But the fact that this recipe is packed full of vegetables? Well that’s a sneaky little trick and just plain awesome.

I was trying to think of a new inspiralizer recipe for ya’ll because well, they are just fun to make AND its a easy healthy substitute. My mind was going and it landed on this one Thai Chicken Dish I made and I thought, why not make it with zucchini noodles …

So I did!

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And ya’ll, let me tell you. This turned out way better than I though it would. When Mike came home I couldn’t wait for him to try it and see what he thought. He took the first bite and was the first words were “What is this babe? Its really good!” And then he finished off the bowl! Mission Accomplished!

Oh, did I mention that is takes 15 minutes to make and its only 363 calories! Yup! Amazing! Not only will the flavors knock you off your seat but the ease of it will too. Your family will love it!

Zoodles are the star in this easy 15 minute Thai Chicken Zucchini Noodles recipe with Spicy Peanut Sauce only 363 calories and packed with a punch of flavor! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #paleo #glutenfree

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Thai Chicken Zucchini Noodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2-4 servings
  • Category: Chicken, Paleo, Pasta, Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of grape seed oil
  • 1 lb. of chicken tenders, diced
  • 2 tablespoons of grape seed oil
  • 2 zucchini, inspiralized
  • 1 large carrot, inspiralized
  • 1 red pepper, julienned
  • 1/3 cup of bean sprouts
  • 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro, diced
  • 1/4 cup of green onions, diced
  • sesame seeds (for garnish)

Spicy Peanut Sauce:

  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut aminos (or tamari sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh cilantro, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together garlic, peanut butter, coconut aminos, lime juice, ground ginger, and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Add grape seed oil and chicken tenders. Saute each side for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit. Dice when cooled.
  3. In the same large skillet over medium high heat, add 2 tablespoons of grape seed oil, zucchini noodles, and carrot noodles. Flash stir fry for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Remove noodles and place in large bowl along with chicken, red pepper, bean sprouts, fresh cilantro, green onions, and spicy peanut sauce. Toss till all noodles are coated.
  5. Serve and garnish with sesame seeds.

Notes

If you use tamari sauce, use 2 tablespoons instead of 3.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 363
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Sodium: 637mg
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Cholesterol: 20g


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Zoodles are the star in this easy 15 minute Thai Chicken Zucchini Noodles recipe with Spicy Peanut Sauce only 363 calories and packed with a punch of flavor! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #paleo #glutenfree

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154 Responses
  1. I totally get it. We have our 8th anniversary coming up in July, and our wedding was so simple — I would love to do it again! But then there’s the planning… and the money…. and maybe I’d even just take a kidless holiday instead! Lol. Love these zoodles! The flavors look phenomenal — pinned!

    1. haha… right!?

      Yeah for inspiralizers can’t wait to hear what you think of this recipe and the recipes you have coming up in the pipeline on your blog. 🙂

  2. I could not have planned my wedding with out my very helpful Pinterest boards. I still have them all and love going back and looking at them. This dish looks perfect for crazy busy weeknight dinners…yum!

  3. I could go for this right now!! 5 years ago we got married in our house, really simple. I think I am the only person who wanted an even SMALLER wedding, lol. But one thing I would change is the food. And I would totally make my own cake now!

  4. ha! I always joke wiht my husband “Don’t make me mad! I already have my next wedding planned on Pinterest!” We eloped so I totally want a redo. At least with a ridiculously expensive dress!

    I’m making this ASAP. It looks so good!

  5. Ali

    Hi! I am looking forward to making this tonight. I am a registered dietitian and I think there may be a typo or two in your nutrition facts. Some of the nutrients and amounts seem to be mixed up. Thanks for such a lovely recipe!

    1. sorry its confusing when you look at it sometimes, the calories are 363, the carbs are 18g (theres just no comma so sometimes it looks like it runs together in the nutritional facts) 🙂

  6. […] Another zucchini noodle recipe!  Good thing I’m getting my money’s worth out of the spiralizer.  And I really liked this dish.  As you all know, if there’s peanut sauce involved, I’m in!  The “noodles” are made out of zucchini, there’s a ton of other veg, it’s super yummy, so what’s not to love?  This certainly  counts (in my book) as a continuation of our super healthy eating meals. […]

  7. Christi

    I pinned this recipe last week and finally made it today. I was a little skeptical that I would like the sauce because I usually like sweeter peanut sauce. I loved it and my kids ate it all even though they weren’t thrilled about the zoodles. “I guess it was okay” is high praise from my 11 year old.

    1. haha… Hurray!!! The zoodles definitely can throw a kiddo off, it did mine but the peanut sauce sucked him right back in.

      So glad you liked it Christi! Thanks for coming back and letting me know.. always appreciate feedback whether good or bad!

  8. Kristin

    This recipe was AMAZING. I omitted the bean sprouts, cilantro and green onions (simply because I did not have them!) and also substituted the soy sauce for coconut aminos to make it soy free. My husband was literally laughing at me because I was scarfing it down- I’ve already been sharing the recipe the last few days. Can’t wait to make this again!!!

  9. Maria

    Made this today for lunch and it was a big hit. I love zoodles but get tired of just making Italian dishes with them. Everyone loves Thai in my family, so this worked out well. Will definitely make this again.

  10. Brandi

    My husband and I just made this recipe and LOVED it! He said this needs to go in a bi-weekly rotation and I have to agree. Only change I made was adding siracha sauce and thinly sliced jalapeños…bc we like to kick the heat up. Next time I will double the recipe for more leftovers! Thanks so much for sharing, I’m now going to stalk your other dinner ideas!

    1. Oh… love the change up! Great way to add in the heat! This recipe is definitely double batch worthy, we actually finished all ours the first time I made it and didn’t have any leftovers… so I learned for the next time. 🙂

      And stalk away… haha.. recipe related… not me personally.. ok… i’m done! 🙂 hehe

  11. Jen

    Just made this, only modified to include zoodles and red peppers (because that’s all that’s in the fridge). I also used liquid aminos for a GF option. Quite tasty! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Jessica McCanse

    Tonight was my first foray into the exciting world of zoodling with this recipe, and it was so exciting and delicious! I used my mandoline for the zucchini and a julienne peeler for the carrots. Next time I’ll serve with lime wedges, crushed peanuts, and incorporate some hot pepper slices for my spice-loving family. We loved it!

    1. Ohhh… love it Jessica! The peanuts will add a nice texture change and the hot pepper slices will definitely take it up a notch. 🙂 Thanks for stopping in to leave a note! Welcome to the world of zoodling! 🙂

  13. I tried this recipe a couple nights ago and it was a HUGE hit!! My whole family had seconds and we were sad when it was all gone. That’s really saying something when my picky 6, 5, 3 and 20 month old all loved it. I will have to double the recipe next time 🙂

  14. Sheila Ehlers

    Looks yummy! What kind of PB do you use?? I made a Thai dish years ago and it had pasta and PB and snow peas. We hated it…it was just too much PB or the wrong kind. I want to try this!!😀

    1. I just use Jiffy creamy, I have also used Peanut Butter & Co Natural version.

      I don’t feel like this dish is overly peanut buttery, but if you’re worried about it I would recommend you try a smaller amount in the dressing part and if you want more than add it. 🙂

  15. Courtney

    This recipe was so good that I just had to leave a comment. Since I’m a vegetarian, I swapped out chicken for mushrooms and broccoli. It was incredible. This is the first time I’ve used my spiralizer, and it was so easy! Thanks for the recipe!!

  16. Hi Krista, can’t wait to try this!!! It looks sooooooo yum. One quick question: do yo serve the peanut sauce on the side? Or is it stirred in with the noodles? Thanks for sharing!

  17. Kristy

    This looks delish! I’m sure you’ve been asked this before, but what type of spiralizer do you use? Went to Amazon for a look at them and there are SO MANY! Any recommendations? Thank you!!

  18. lacey

    My sauce was so salty! Do coconut aminos have more sodium in them??

    I added honey and more ginger, and called it good :0) thanks for the recipe!

    1. It doesn’t have more sodium but it does have a stronger fermented taste that soy sauce. Glad you were able to compensate for the salty by adding the honey, good call. 🙂

    2. Lauren

      The sauce was very salty for me, too. I used gluten-free tamari soy sauce. Going to toss it out and start over. This recipe has potential!

      1. Hey Lauren, I’ve made this a couple times and have noticed that when I use tamari as opposed to coconut aminos the tamari turns out to be alot more salty. So maybe use a little less or add more honey and lime juice to balance out the flavors. 🙂

  19. Barbara

    I made your Thai Chicken Zucchini Noodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce for company last night. It was a huge hit! A lot of times when we have company, I can’t really judge the food until I’m more relaxed the next day when I eat leftovers (if any). But from the first bite last night I thought, “Wow, this is really good!” Great dinner!

    1. Hurray! Brave girl on making it for the first time when companies comes! (you sound like me) So glad you enjoyed it and that it was a hit. Totally just made my day Barbara!

  20. Michelle

    I’m making this for the second time tonight–it’s our new favorite recipe. My kitchenaid spiralizer attachment makes the prep super easy and the results are fantastic. Thanks for the great recipe!

  21. Ashley

    Loved this recipe, except next time I think I would make it without the chicken! It was plenty filling as a vegan dish! I especially liked that the veggies and peanut butter were plenty sweet on their own without any added sweetener.

  22. Gab

    I used the sauce from this recipe in my own Asian meatball zoodle recipe. Thanks for the inspiration! It is delicious and I look forward to trying other recipes of yours.

  23. Jen

    This looks SO GOOD! Quick question…I can’t tell if the chicken in the pictures has breading on it…can you help me out with that?

  24. Kristie Moore

    What else can I use besides the Grape Seed Oil? And also for the peanut sauce, on a rate 1 to 10 how spicy? I need to be careful on spicy things so it doesn’t trigger off a migraine. I’ve had peanut sauce before but not spicy.

    1. You could use canola oil instead of the grape seed oil, it doesn’t have a lot of flavor which is what you want. 🙂

      As far as the peanut sauce it’s not too spicy. But if you’d like you could use 1/8 teaspoon of red pepper flakes just to be safe. I definitely feel ya on the migraines.. they are no bueno!!

  25. Lori

    OMG!!! Thank you!! I absolutely LOVE this! I am diabetic and have been trying to eat more low carb and this was fantastic!!

    1. Ohhh hurray! So glad you liked it Lori! If you like that one you need to try the Pesto Zucchini Noodles with grilled chicken and burst tomatoes. It’s so tasty! 🙂

  26. […] Thai Zucchini Chicken Noodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce – This is a super healthy, paleo (sub the peanut butter with another nut butter) and 100% delicious. It doesn’t seem like something so good for you should taste this yummy, but it does and I’m not even mad about it. […]

  27. Maggie

    Ok absolutely obsessed with this recipe. My husband and I both love it! Packed with flavor. This will go in our regular rotation and will definitely be made again soon. Only my second go with my new spiralizer – I’m inspired to do much more!!

    1. Woohoo! So glad to hear you and the hubbie loved it! I love it when you try and new recipe and it blows you away. 🙂 Hope you have lots more inspiralizer recipes ahead of you.

  28. Alyssa

    This recipe is delicious! I made it for my boyfriend last night. The leftovers tasted just as good as it did last night. I used shrimp instead of chicken and olive oil instead of grape seed oil because that’s what I had in my pantry.

  29. Girl, God bless you! This was the best recipe I’ve made all year! This was great for me bf and I who are trying to eat less carbs. I’m also a super busy girl so the cooking time was just right.

    Thanks for restoring my confidence in myself for cooking!

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