The Berger Bungalow: Kung Pao Chicken Zoodles For Two

Kung Pao Chicken Zoodles For Two
Posted on:1.21.2016



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Zoodles are one of my all time favorite healthy recipes, and this one is insanely good. I found it on Skinny Taste and fell in love. it does require a few ingredients that you typically wouldn’t have sitting around, but now that we have them, we can make them all the time! You also need a Spiralizer and a Wok if you do not already have them. Here are some good options if you need to buy them: 
Other than Zoodles being an extremely low calorie, healthy dinner, it is also inexpensive! This meal is perfect for those trying to eat healthy on a budget (college students, I’m looking at you)! When Ian starts grad school in August, I think we are going to be eating this every night to save money. Just kidding, but I wouldn’t be too sad if we did eat it every night because it is that good! I have attached the recipe from Skinny Taste below. Let me know what you think!! 



Kung Pao Chicken Zoodles For Two
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 2 • Size: scant 2 cups • Points +: 7 pts • Smart Points: 7
Calories: 277 • Fat: 12 g • Protein: 24 g • Carb: 21 g • Fiber: 4 g • Sugar: 9 g
Sodium: 725 mg (without salt) • Cholesterol: 62 mg

Ingredients:
  • 2 medium zucchini, about 8 oz each, 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, to taste
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp crushed dry roasted peanuts
  • 2 tbsp thinly sliced scallions along diagonal

For the sauce:
  • 1 1/2 tbsp reduced soy sauce (tamari for gluten free)
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 1/2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tbsp Sambal Oelek Red Chili Paste (or more to taste)
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp cornstarch

Directions:

Using a spiralizer fitted with a shredder blade (this makes a thicker noodle), 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 8 inches long so they’re easier to eat.

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

Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste. Heat oil in a large, deep nonstick pan or wok over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned and cooked through, about 4 to 5 minutes. Set aside.







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