I’ll admit – I added spiralized red pepper to this recipe because I thought the flavor would be great, but also for color. (I like pretty pictures!) That being said, I don’t think I’d use it again… for some reason, I didn’t like the combo as much as I liked my twirls of JUST zucchini and chicken. Instead of re-shooting the whole thing, I’m keeping it in as a recommendation, though. If you’re a huge red pepper fan, I’m pretty sure you’ll still love it. I’m looking at you, Mom!
How To Make Zoodles with Peanut Sauce
Start by poaching your chicken. I used this method with water, salt and garlic, and it worked great. Once the chicken is cooked, let it cool and then shred it into bite sized pieces with a fork. Set aside.
While the chicken is cooking, spiralize your zucchini and pepper. I personally use The Inspiralizer because I think it’s the best one, BUT also because I love the blog, Inspiralized, too. For example, not sure how to spiralize a red pepper? She’ll show you right here. So awesome, right?!
Now it’s time for the peanut sauce! Combine soy sauce, natural peanut butter, hoisin sauce, water, sriracha and lime juice. Whisk until smooth… and feel free to add more water if it’s too thick, more soy sauce if you like it saltier, or more sriracha if you like it spicy (like me!).
Add a little bit of olive oil to a pan. Throw your zoodles and red pepper noodles in there and saute for 5-10 minutes, depending on how soft you like your veggies. I like mine to soften enough that they release a little bit of liquid but don’t become mushy, about 6-7 minutes. Add the bite sized chicken to the zoodles with your peanut sauce and green onions. Toss to combine. Once the chicken is heated through again, you’re good to go!
To be completely honest, I don’t always remake the recipes I post here regularly… but this one is definitely going to be in rotation for a while. If you prep the peanut sauce and the zoodles while the chicken is cooking – you’re ready to eat in 20 minutes flat. Plus, because I’m not a huge meat eater, I love how much protein this dish has. Between the chicken and the peanut butter, it’s satisfying, filling and full of good ingredients. Boooom.