You guys, I CANNOT get enough of Zoodles lately! If you haven’t heard of “noodles”, they are simply spiraled zucchini. It’s a great substitute for regular, high calorie pasta or rice noodles, and it takes on the flavor of whatever you are cooking it with, very nicely.
After having such great success with it in many other recipes, I decided to try it in one of my most favorite noodle based recipes ever – Pad Thai. So instead of traditional Thai rice noodles, I used my Zoodles instead. It turned out fantastic!
It was delicious, and filling, and definitely helped to satiate my craving for Pad Thai. If you have a couple of extra Points to spare, I recommend adding some crushed peanuts on top, just before serving – it really helps to give that authentic, restaurant feel. Enjoy!
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast (diced)
- 3 medium zucchini (spiraled)
- 1 medium red bell pepper (thinly sliced)
- 1/3 cup carrots (shredded)
- 1 small white onion (thinly sliced)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 cloves of garlic (minced)
- 3 tbsp reduced fat peanut butter
- 3 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp fish sauce
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
- 1/4 cup cilantro (finely chopped)
- 1/4 cup green onion (chopped)
- Juice of 1 lime
- In a large skillet or wok, heat oil over medium high heat. Add in chicken and garlic, and sauté until chicken is cooked through and browned, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
- Return pan to heat, and add in white onions and bell pepper. Cook, stirring often, until veggies are tender, about 3-4 minutes. Return chicken to pan, and add in “zoodles”, and cook for another 2-3 minutes, stirring/tossing often. Transfer entire pan to a large bowl.
- In a small bowl, whisk together peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, lime juice, honey, fish sauce, and red pepper flakes.
- Pour sauce into the large bowl with the chicken and veggies. Toss well to combine. Top with cilantro and green onions.
Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is about 1 1/2 cups
Each serving = 5 Points*
*based only on ingredients with an SP Freestyle value