One Pot Teriyaki Chicken Zoodles

Meal Prep - from Life Made Sweeter; serves 2-3


INGREDIENTS


2 medium pieces boneless, skinless, chicken breasts (about 2/3 lb) cut into strips or chunks

salt and black pepper to taste

2 tablespoons cooking oil (olive or coconut oil for paleo)

5-6 medium zucchini, cut into noodles using a spiralizer or a vegetable peeler

1 cup chopped pineapple chunks (fresh, frozen or canned - I used fresh - can leave out for low calorie and swap in broccoli instead)


Sauce

1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce ( gluten free tamari or coconut aminos for a paleo version)

2-3 tablespoons honey, coconut sugar or low calorie sweetener of your choice (depending on how sweet your preference is)

3 tablespoons rice vinegar

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 teaspoon grated ginger

1 tablespoon corn starch (or use arrowroot powder or tapioca starch for a paleo version)

2 tablespoons water, plus more as needed to thin out sauce

Salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes to taste, optional


Optional:

Green onions, sliced thinly

Broccoli florets

Sesame Seeds

Lunch containers, for meal prep


INSTRUCTIONS


  • In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce.

  • In a large bowl, season chicken with salt and pepper and drizzle 1-2 tablespoons of sauce over the chicken. Allow to marinate for 30 minutes.

  • Heat cooking oil in a large skillet on medium high heat. Add chicken and cook until lightly brown, about 1-2 minutes. Add in the pineapple chunks and cook for another 1 minute, until slightly softened. Pour in the remainder of the sauce and turn the heat to high. Allow sauce to bubble and thicken while stirring - about 1-2 minutes - add more water a little at a time (only as needed if sauce is too thick). Season to taste with salt, black pepper and/or red chili flakes.

If cooking the zucchini noodles, add into pan and use tongs to toss and coat with sauce. Cook for 1-2 minutes until zucchini is just tender but still firm. Be careful not to overcook.

  • Remove from heat and drizzle extra sauce in pan over chicken and serve immediately. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds if desired.


RECIPE NOTES

  • do not overcook for longer than 2 minutes or else noodles will get too soft and mushy. You can also serve the chicken over raw zucchini noodles if desired.


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